APEX, N.C.—As the medical device manufacturing industry steps up its efforts to produce PPE for the battle against the coronavirus, Polyzen Inc. also is stepping up to help. The company said it will supply protective gloves, and will assist in the development of face shields and other single-use disposables.
Polyzen, which produces polymer-based components, materials and films for medical devices through a variety of manufacturing processes at its Apex, N.C., facility, will produce the PPE for those on the front lines—hospital workers, manufacturers and other employees of necessary health care facilities.
"We are grateful to be considered an essential manufacturer for our existing medical device customers, and believe it is our ethical and professional duty to help during this dire need," said Polyzen Chief Technical Officer Sunil Inamdar. "We are humbled and ready to work hard to save lives."
Adept in material science, plastic processing and product development, Polyzen already has produced medical-grade personal protective gloves that are durable, as well as leak, puncture, abrasion and chemical resistant.
In addition, Polyzen said it will work with other manufacturers, universities and the state of North Carolina to develop face shields, face masks, ventilator bags and balloons, bed tents for patient transport and other single-use disposables.
Polyzen began in 1991 as a manufacturing partner to start-ups and large OEMs for assemblies ranging from prototypes to full-scale production materials.