In order to produce medical-grade respiratory masks and protective gear, medical manufacturers need polypropylene raw materials. Polypropylene fibers are
capable of filtering out
95% of small airborne
particles while still allowing
for breathability. This material,
critical to keeping healthcare
workers safe and reducing
infection rates, is currently
in short supply.
Braskem is the one of the largest polyolefins producers in America
and a leading producer of
biopolymers in the world.
They’ve gone above and beyond
the call of duty by creating volunteer “live-in” manufacturing teams.
These teams live at the factory
for 28 days at a time so they can
keep up with demand from their
medical manufacturing customers for raw polypropylene materials and minimize
the risk of infection to their families.
How Braskem Is Helping