As our way of life continues to change, one thing remains constant: the bravery of those on the front lines. In these times of social distancing, it’s vital we come together to help these heroes get the PPE they need to stay protected. Along with our partners, we continue to provide critical protection and supplies in the fight against COVID-19. Together, we have produced over 100 million PPE garments and counting—providing healthcare workers and first responders the protection they need. Because together we don’t just rise to the challenge, we redefine how to overcome it.
March 18, 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies came together to support the production of much-needed PPE in 2020. Material Concepts has been a key partner in the supply of Tyvek® to various new PPE manufacturers in the U.S. market.
August 4, 2020
At the start of 2020, Under Armour had many plans in place, including the introduction of innovative new products to expand its broad offering of athletic apparel and footwear designed to enhance the performance of athletes around the globe. What the Under Armour team could never have imagined was that they would soon be designing and supplying personal protective equipment (PPE) to help local area healthcare workers in their fight against COVID-19.
August 11, 2020
As the COVID-19 crisis began earlier this year, Kaiser Permanente® was very concerned about the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE). Headquartered in Oakland, Calif., Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit health plans, serving 12.4 million members. Kaiser needed to ensure it would be able to meet the increasing needs for PPE at its large network of hospitals and healthcare facilities as the COVID-19 cases increased dramatically.
July 21, 2020
As 2020 began, Ferrara Manufacturing was gearing up for a busy year in fashion. Located in New York City’s historic Fashion District, Ferrara Manufacturing has been producing Olympic uniforms for Team USA, runway garments and formal suiting for several major luxury brands since 1987. But in March of 2020, when New York was in need of PPE for frontline workers battling COVID-19, Ferrara Manufacturing shifted their garment production from high-end fashion to isolation gowns for frontline workers.
July 1, 2020
As the COVID-19 outbreak expands, the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) continues to be stressed. In response, Lowe’s and DuPont teamed up to support businesses that are transforming their operations to help supply healthcare organizations with needed PPE.
As the COVID-19 pandemic expanded earlier this year, there was an overwhelming demand for PPE to protect the brave workers battling on the front lines. To meet the growing need for critical protection and supplies for PPE, DuPont launched the #TyvekTogether program to partner with additional converters to increase the supply of Tyvek® garments to the marketplace.
May 19, 2020
One-time competitors DuPont and Merrow engaged in a strategic partnership, moving hundreds of thousands of yards of Tyvek® material to Massachusetts, where Merrow began producing isolation gowns at scale only one week after quarantine was ordered.
June 10, 2020
In April, as DuPont launched the sale of Tyvek® 1222A as part of the #TyvekTogether program, Thermaxx transitioned to making gowns out of Tyvek® 1222A and continued to donate them to the first responders and healthcare professionals reaching out to them.
May 19, 2020
The Gerber PPE Task Force is helping manufacturers switch to production of personal protective equipment made with #TyvekTogether material.
Supporting our heroes is our priority
In addition to increasing the production of Tyvek® fabric, we are donating 57,000+ Tyvek® 400 hooded coveralls to the areas most impacted by COVID-19.
DuPont Personal Protective Equipment
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DuPont Safety and PPE COVID-19 FAQ (rev. 3/26)
Technical Bulletin: Coronaviruses
DuPont Personal Protection COVID-19 Supply Update (rev. 3/25)
Memo on cleaning/disinfecting Tychem® garments for COVID-19
Memo on cleaning/disinfecting Nomex® FR/AR Apparel for COVID-19
Nomex® Aramid Fiber Laundering Guide
Considerations for healthcare, first responders, and occupational health professionals on the disinfection and reuse of Tyvek® garments during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 8, 2020 | CNBC
DuPont in collaboration with FedEx and the Department of Health and Human Services is airlifting PPE supplies for front-line health-care workers. CNBC’s Seema Mody reports.
DuPont is expediting production and delivery of a product critical to protecting U.S. doctors and nurses during the coronavirus pandemic: Tyvek hazmat suits, which offer medical personnel the best protection from contracting the virus themselves.
Photo: Lindsey Wasson / Reuters
March 12, 2020 | Richmond Times Dispatch
While health care workers worldwide respond to the coronavirus outbreak, hundreds of employees at DuPont’s Spruance manufacturing plant in Chesterfield County are working to ramp up production of a material that helps shield those front-line fighters from the virus.
Photo: Daniel Sangjib MIN/RTD
CNBC's Seema Mody reports that American manufacturer DuPont is ramping up production to meet demand for protective coverings for health care workers.
Vaccine production requires excellent safety and must be carried out in a high level biosafety cleanroom with protective garments. The protective garments made of DuPont™ Tyvek® are able to meet the requirements. They are waterproof, breathable and lightweight, providing excellent comfort & safety in the COVID-19 vaccine production environment.
June 7, 2021DuPont, RecoveryPRO & BELFOR teamed up last year to complete a critical deep clean of the Diamond Princess cruise ship after a severe #COVID19 outbreak on board. Learn more about the process, including how Tyvek® helped protect essential workers.
May 11, 2021A new mini documentary style film, produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions, tells a compelling story of how the company partnered with Eva Ferranti, a high-end fashion designer to overcome PPE shortages and supply a major European hospital with vital protective garments. The PPE proved critical to protecting doctors and nurses tasked with treating COVID-19 patients.
March 12, 2021Safeguarding the strict, ultra-cold temperature controls required for maintaining the integrity of the COVID-19 vaccines is critically important to the success of the massive distribution campaign and Tyvek® cargo covers are being used as an added layer of protection to these shipments.
May 21, 2020To support the in-hospital decontamination process, DuPont also recognized the need to expedite supply of Tyvek® pouches for these applications. In support of these decontamination technologies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued several Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) to companies such as Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), STERIS, Battelle, Sterilucent and Stryker.
Updated: May 20As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, we're working tirelessly to deliver solutions that will help with the control & prevention of this global pandemic, while keeping our employees safe. Find more information and resources on DuPont's response here.
May 19, 2020DuPont Personal Protection today announced that face coverings made with DuPont™ Nomex® may be used along with (FR) garments, such as those made of Nomex®, in response to the protection needs of COVID-19.
April 8, 2020DuPont has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and FedEx to provide expedited shipping of Tyvek® garments critical to COVID-19 relief efforts.
April 7, 2020At a time of great need, DuPont scientists, engineers, and countless employees from across our businesses are working together in new ways to deliver solutions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of our stories.
April 6, 2020The first masks featuring the filter technology are being used as part of a project to supply masks to Minnesota’s M Health Fairview network