ExxonMobil is maximising its production of the high-performance polymers used to make face masks, surgical gowns and other critical medical supplies for those treating patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.
The company’s plants around the world manufacture the building blocks for plastics, like polypropylene. This specialised polymer strengthens the medical face masks that help reduce the spread of diseases like COVID-19 and other airborne pathogens. As well as sponges, pads and wraps, polypropylene is also used in personal protective equipment, or PPE, including surgical gowns and shoe covers.
Scroll down to learn more about the medical solutions these polymers help make possible.