Tredegar's Surface Protection Films Play Key Role in Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Apr 13, 2020
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Tredegar Surface Protection (, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation (

NYSE:TG, Financial) and a global leader in surface protection films, is actively contributing to the fight against COVID-19. Tredegar Surface Protection films are being used in the manufacture of plastic face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) as a first line of defense against COVID-19. And as a key supplier to the display industry, Tredegar Surface Protection is playing an important role in the manufacture of electronic displays that are an essential component of societys ability to work at social distance.

Surface protection films play a key role in protecting the sensitive surfaces of plastics, optical films used in displays and other substrates during manufacturing, converting and transportation. With the global pandemic of COVID-19, timely supply of PPE is critical to protect healthcare workers and front-line responders. Recognized for its industry-leading quality and supply reliability, Tredegar is proactively responding to customer needs and is placing the highest priority on ensuring the rapid supply of surface protection films to PPE producers.

Our customers who manufacture clear plastic films for medical face shields and use Tredegars surface protection films as part of the process have asked me to thank the team at Tredegar Surface Protection for our efforts in expediting these masking films that are going into PPE products. In one instance, a manufacturer of face shields was able to apply our masking film and ship their face shields within 12 hours of receiving our product. This makes me proud to work for a company that prioritizes the health and safety of our front-line emergency and healthcare providers in the battle against COVID-19, said Bob Gardner, Global Account and Business Development Manager, Tredegar Surface Protection.

Tredegar Corporation is a global manufacturer of plastic films and aluminum extrusions headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Tredegar had 2019 sales of $1 billion with approximately 3,000 employees and manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

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