Plastics sheet leader Plaskolite LLC is churning out products that are contributing to efforts fighting the spread of COVID-19.
All 10 of Plaskolite's plants are making thin plastic sheet used in medical face shields, CEO Mitch Grindley said in a March 31 interview with Plastics News. Glycol-modified PET (PETG) sheet made at those plants is enough to make 3 million shields per week, he added.
Columbus, Ohio-based Plaskolite is also making increased amounts of polycarbonate and acrylic sheet used as protective barriers at retail checkouts, banks and other environments.
"All of our plants are running full out, but it still feels like we're playing catch up with this virus," Grindley said. "Our employees are proud to be doing their part to solve this."