Glasgow company turning out face shields used in the coronavirus battle


    Glasgow-based Polymer Technologies Inc. is responding to the demand for personal protective equipment during the coronavirus outbreak.

    At the request of an unidentified local hospital, Polymer Technologies has created a face shield that can be worn over a mask. The face shield is composed of polyester film, an elastic band, and a foam cushion for the forehead.

    When asked to provide a medical face shield solution, Polymer created a prototype and began manufacturing the final product within a week. Masks have been shipped since April.

    “We are honored to help keep healthcare workers safe so that they can continue to provide life-saving care,” says Jeremy Dayton, executive vice president. “As this situation evolves, we can adapt to develop and manufacture new solutions that are needed to get us through Covid-19.”

    Classified as an essential critical infrastructure company, Polymer Technologies has a business continuity plan for remaining operational throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The company’s noise, vibration, and temperature control materials are used in medical equipment including ventilators, oxygen concentrators, and CPAPs.

    “If you are currently ramping up production in response to the pandemic, we’re here to provide supply chain support,” Dayton stated. “Polymer is fully equipped to meet any surges in demand you experience.”

    To learn more, visit or call 1-800-850-9001.

    The company can provide quantities as few as 25.

    Robert Prybutok founded Polymer Technologies in 1989. In the years since its inception, Polymer Technologies has grown into a manufacturer and supplier of noise control and energy management composites within the United States.

    Products are sold to a range of industries including aerospace, military, medical, power generation, and transportation.

    Polymer Technologies employs more than 110 full-time employees at its 87,000 square foot headquarters and manufacturing facility south of Newark.

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