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Packaging converter turns hand to antimicrobial aprons

Flexible film packaging converter Skymark has developed protective aprons containing antimicrobial technology and is now manufacturing 100,000 of them in the next ten days.

The company produced a trial batch of 25-micron blue embossed antimicrobial aprons for evaluation and having received positive feedback, it is now entering full production mode to help with the shortage of personal protection equipment (PPE) for healthcare and key workers through out the UK.

The aprons are being produced at Skymark’s Scunthorpe site using the company’s cast micro-embossed film technology incorporating Biomaster antimicrobial technology.

“Our team understood the needs of the application and quickly found ways to adapt our current production capability, to come up with the poncho style apron,” explained Skymark’s commercial technical director Paul Glover.

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See leaflet for more information: Skymark Antimicrobial Apron Leaflet (003)