Fair priced PPE solutions from Packaging Innovations
7th May 2020
PPE is the hottest topic in the plastics industry right now.
You rarely hear about plastic reduction and Brexit in the news these days. No longer considered a bad material for this purpose, plastic is the perfect fluid resistant cover for front line NHS and Healthcare workers.
There are a lot of people jumping on the band wagon trying to help supply PPE equipment to support NHS and Healthcare workers. Unfortunately, most people trying to help know nothing about plastics. They are clueless regarding micron, anti-static, colour additives, food safety standard etc.. Our senior professionals have been working in the plastics industry for over 20 years each. We know about all about the properties and characteristics required to make high quality plastic products. This is why we are confident we can supply good quality, conforming products to support those organisations that so desperately need PPE.
PRICE – Misconception
There is a big issue in the UK with people profiteering from the sale of PPE - that is without question. However, I feel the facts are skewed.
Very reputable polythene manufacturers have adapted their machines to make PPE in this crisis. However, their machines were not originally designed to do this. Of course they are going to run slower and therefore cost more (time is money) than a mega factory in China knocking out billions a week.
Shipping is at a premium, as are the specific raw materials needed to make these products that are now in massive demand.
The net result PPE is more expensive to the consumer but don’t assume people are always making ridiculous profits, as it often isn’t the case.
How can we help?
We have secured very reasonably priced, good quality, disposable NHS Style Aprons and Gowns. These are available with reasonable lead times. We are currently working through a backlog of orders, but if you have a short, medium or long-term need, we would love to hear from you to see if we can help.
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01795 430064