Solvay is reportedly supplying its medical-grade transparent film to Boeing to make face shields to protect against COVID-19.
According to the companies, the thermoplastic film will be manufactured using Solvay’s medical-grade Radel polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) or Udel polysulfone (PSU) – transparent polymers used for medical devices which can be sterilized and withstand aggressive disinfectants.
’Boeing is rising to the occasion by providing more durable, face shields now in critical demand for our heroic healthcare workers, and we are proud to help make that possible,’ said Jeff Hrivnak, healthcare global business development manager for Solvay Specialty Polymers.
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