Members of ACG Group AB, Borås/Sweden, have rapidly responded to their country’s urgent need for protective personal equipment (PPE), by setting up and staffing a dedicated new nonwovens fabric converting and single-use garment making-up plant in just 3 weeks.
The new plant was established to convert and coat the fabric and turn it into fully finished protective overalls for hospital staff each month. It now employs 80 staff in a 2-shift operation and has been such a success that a second immediate order has been secured from the Swedish authorities. This will push production up to a monthly 1.8 million m² of converted fabric turned into 692,000 finished medical garments.
The company has managed to obtain some 29 welding machines, with this bonding method being a prerequisite for achieving the necessary tight seams for the garments. It has also secured coating equipment and a guaranteed supply of the antibacterial finishing treatment the fabrics require.