The operation aims to accelerate delivery of Tyvek® PPE, moving them via air instead of ocean. FedEx Express will transport Tyvek® roll goods from the Tyvek® manufacturing plant in Richmond, VA to our garment manufacturer in Vietnam. They will then return to the U.S. with finished Tyvek® garments. This will enable additional Tyvek® garments to be available even faster to support the COVID-19 relief efforts in the U.S.
This week, in coordination with FedEx, two initial shipments from Vietnam to the U.S. will carry over 450,000 Tyvek® protective coveralls. In the weeks that follow, 500,000+ Tyvek® garments will be shipped each week.
The U.S. HHS has contracted for these garments for the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile. Distribution of these PPE shipments throughout the U.S. will be managed by the FEMA Movement Control Team.
Since January, DuPont has worked with governments, non-profits, and suppliers to provide DuPont PPE to the global relief efforts for COVID-19. We have greatly increased our supply of Tyvek® and Tychem® garments to support the response to COVID-19 around the globe. DuPont has fully activated 19 garment production facilities across 9 countries to deliver more than 9 million garments/month. These garments are being supplied through government agencies and commercial distribution channels.
We are striving every day to deliver the needed supply to the COVID-19 response with DuPont Personal Protective garments. This is what we do and we’re proud to support the dedicated workers on the frontlines.
This week, in coordination with DuPont, two initial shipments were transported from Vietnam to Texas carrying more than 450,000 Tyvek® protective suits. In the weeks to follow, 500,000+ suits will be shipped each week.
Once the shipments have arrived in the United States, they will become part of the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile. The FEMA Movement Control Team will then manage distribution to healthcare facilities and workers throughout the country.
FedEx will also operate several flights this week carrying PPE for Medline Industries Inc. from China to Illinois. Medline anticipates bringing 7 million facemasks, additional PPE and anesthesia supplies to the United States.
The operation aims to accelerate delivery of DuPont PPE and other medical supplies, moving them via air instead of ocean.