In order to meet the urgent needs of medical professionals for protective equipment fighting COVID-19 (New Coronary Pneumonia), Solvay provided Boeing with high-performance, medical-grade transparent films for the production of masks. Boeing chose Solvay for its experience in using advanced composite and adhesive materials in various commercial and defense programs. The thermoplastic films produced by Solvay ’s Ajedium Films business will be used by Boeing to produce thousands of face masks that are urgently needed by American hospitals and medical personnel to protect them from COVID-19. The film will be manufactured using Solvay's medical grade Radel polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) or Udel polysulfone (PSU). These two transparent special polymers are widely used for their sterilization ability and anti-corrosive disinfectant ability. Medical equipment.
"We are honored to bring our product expertise to our customers during this crisis," explained Jeff Hrivnak, Global Business Development Manager for Solvay Specialty Polymer Healthcare. "Now, Boeing is providing our heroic medical staff with much needed more durable masks, which makes us very happy, and we are proud to help achieve this goal." More products and contact information are available at Solvay's COVID Found on the -19 page.