DuPont Tyvek® used for COVID-19 testing
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UK, April 29, 2020 - DuPont, a leading manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE), has donated 50,000 protective garments to COVID-19 frontline workers in Europe’s most affected countries. The Tyvek® coveralls that are part of the donation will give medical staff added protection against coronavirus which exceeds the World Health Organization (WHO) requirements.
“The doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare professionals in the frontline of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic deserve the highest level of protection. This is why we have decided to supply critical PPE directly to the healthcare providers that most need it,” comments Andrzej Palka, Marketing Manager for DuPont Personal Protection in Europe. “This donation is part of a greater effort to respond to the crisis. We are working around the clock to ramp up our current global monthly supply capacity of over 9 million protective garments dedicated to COVID-19 response to meet the unprecedented surge in demand we’re facing right now.”
The beneficiaries of the donation include various public healthcare organisations in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, the UK, Switzerland and BeNeLux, which have recorded some of the highest number of coronavirus cases in Europe and worldwide. Lombardy’s Azienda Regionale Emergenza Urgenza, London Ambulance Service, l’Agence Régionale de Santé Île de France and Landelijk Consortium Hulpmiddelen (Netherlands) are some of institutions that have already received thousands of Tyvek® coveralls.
DuPont Tyvek® hooded coveralls fulfil the requirements of EN 14126:2003 (protective clothing against infective agents) and have been widely used by frontline task forces for many years during the most serious outbreaks like Ebola, Bird Flu or H1N1. They offer high levels of resistance to water-based liquids and aerosols, giving healthcare workers enhanced protection while performing risky tasks such as aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs).
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DuPont™ Tyvek® Protective Apparel
Marketing Communications EMEA
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April 2020 Ref: DUP016