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Personal Protection Equipment

Surgical masks are being used by healthcare professionals and the general public in greater volumes since the COVID-19 outbreak. Did you know these disposal surgical masks as well as medical goggles, gowns, gloves, wipes and hair nets are made from plastics?

SABIC PURECARES™ portfolio includes polypropylene (PP) products are used extensively for making medical disposable gowns, masks and coveralls used in healthcare settings. These polymers provide excellent breathability and deliver critical properties that support the safety of patients and medical staff by helping reduce the spread of infectious diseases.

Meanwhile, thermoplastics solutions from SABIC, including LEXAN™ sheet and film, provide high impact strength, optical quality, scratch and chemical resistant and flexibility for medical face shields and goggles and for other personal protective equipment (PPE). These properties can help reduce exposure of medical staff to viruses and bacteria in the environment.

We are proud to help our customers meet increasing and challenging demands at this critical time. Our teams are working on a daily basis to ensure business continuity of the full value chain. Our fast response to our customers in hygiene and medical segments reflects SABIC's ability and agility in answering global customers need. Separately, our teams are also exploring the potential for our TRUCIRCLE™ solutions to be used in nonwoven applications in the near future.

The additional delivery to customers in Europe and Middle East follows a similar response in China where SABIC teams sent much-needed additional PP materials from the SABIC PURECARES™ portfolio to support the production of nonwovens used in hygiene and some medical disposable products such as facemasks and protective apparels.

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