Eastman Helps Supply Hospitals in Mexico With PPE

July 24, 2020 Eastman Helps Supply Hospitals in Mexico With PPE

Eastman Chemical Co. has partnered with Guadalajara, Mexico-based plastics extruder LAMINEX  to provide production resources to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical personnel working with COVID-19 patients in Mexico.

Eastman provided 1.3 tons of Eastman Spectar™ copolyester and LAMINEX-donated production resources to manufacture 17,000 face shields. The face shields were given to public health institutions in Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico.

“At Eastman we are proud to be part of this initiative because we know that, in this way, it is possible to multiply the value of our donation. It is an honor to collaborate with great companies and specialists to meet a specific need: to protect health personnel in the face of this deadly pandemic,” said Rogério Dias, Eastman’s sales manager of specialty plastics in Latin America.

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