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Paper Converting Machine Company

by Kate Eastmann

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC)—part of the Barry-Wehmiller Converting Solutions Platform and a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of print technologies—announced the recent installation of the new Signature Series (380V-s) wide-web, high-speed offset press at J.J. Collins Printers in Charleston, Illinois.

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Phifer Inc.

by Greg Rhoden

  • Ramping up production of our aluminum wire that is produced specifically as a component in surgical/protective face masks to help supply the ongoing demand

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PolyTech Fibers

by Don Lee

Manufacturing both recycled and virgin polyester fiber, we support industry customers who use polyester staple fiber for cleaning products, filtration, disposable bed, and needlepunch fabric for residential, commercial, and industrial use in the fight against COVID-19 such as:

  • Roll goods that are going to supply PPE needs
  • Steel industry buyers using our fiber that ends up in sheet metal production and ultimately turns into metal parts for ventilators. A customer in NC is producing disposable beds for emergency setup of field hospitals.
  • With manufacturing connections in Korea we import many styles of protective masks to share with our customers and vendors. We keep ample inventory of these FDA certified masks to keep this vertical line of operation safe until we overcome this new anomaly

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Pratrivero SpA

by Paolo Barberis Canonico

With Group headquarters based in Italy, we’re fortunate nobody in the Pratrivero organization has been directly infected and with our precautions, we’ve been able to keep working:

  • Converting part of our organization to produce face masks and fabric for gowns
  • Manufacturing 500k masks per day for the Italian Unit for Pandemic Crisis, distributed throughout Italy
  • Partnering with one of the world largest fashion Group (Ermenegildo Zegna) to supply a nonwoven for manufacturing medical gowns (approximately 280,000 pieces) for the Italian and Swiss Crisis Units
  • Pratrivero USA is supplying tens of thousands of yards of medical protective fabric to our U.S. manufacturing customers for use in gowns at cost
  • Pratrivero and the Barberis Canonico family (owners of the Group) have donated significant quantities of fabric and face masks to numerous organizations

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Precision Fabrics Group Inc.

by Ryan Campbell

Precision Fabrics Group is working overtime to expand its production of a special fabric for tens of thousands of protective gowns for hospital workers.

To read more:

https://www.greensboro.com/business/to-the-rescue-greensboro-company-helps-supply-badly-needed-fabric-for-health-workers/article_892a82ce-2beb-5d68-b13d-60ebc0d3e57a.html

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Procter & Gamble

by Andreas Dreher

Proctor & Gamble is converting manufacturing capacity from product to face masks at nearly a dozen manufacturing sites globally.

To read more:

https://www.nonwovens-industry.com/content-microsite/non_covid-19/2020-04-09/pg-to-make-masks-at-a-dozen-sites-globally

https://us.pg.com/covid19/

Procter & Gamble Website

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Propex Global

by Kathryn Grant

  • Geosynthetics support the construction and infrastructure industries, so we are deemed essential
  • Production continues and we have taken CDC measures recommended to keep employees safe and when possible work from home

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Pulcra Chemicals

by Kay McCoy

To fight against this virus, Pulcra remains open with reduced staff on site, to provide the finishes needed by the fiber and web producers to make specialized chemicals and textile auxiliaries used in the manufacturing of textile articles for protection and hygiene.

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Pulcra Chemicals Grateful for Heroic Efforts of Workers on the Front Line of COVID-19 Response

Pulcra Chemicals is grateful for the heroic efforts of first responders, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, transportation workers, janitorial workers, grocery store, big box store and restaurant workers, along with all who are supporting the production of PPE in the fight against COVID-19.

Pulcra Chemicals supplies fiber finishes, repellents, and antimicrobials used by our customers to manufacture knit and nonwoven fabrics for medical end use applications. We have also supplied solutions to our customers that converted their operations to produce face masks.

We are humbled to be able to play a small part in the fight against COVID-19 and will continue to support our customers by providing high quality products when they are needed. We could not do our part without the unwavering support of our employees, and we thank them for their efforts during these uncertain times.

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