The first shipments of a chemical barrier fabric to garment manufacturers around the UK have left ITP’s warehouse in Easingwold, North Yorkshire. The company wanted to help the NHS with its shortage of PPE garments, and offered to donate its specialist Powerply textile, normally used in the manufacture of emergency shelters and decontamination units and for hazmat suits, for producing much needed gowns and aprons for NHS workers. One pallet is destined for Livingstone in Scotland, where Transcal will use the fabric to make 1400 gowns for Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The second pallet is on its way to Jarvis Manufacturing in Eastbourne, who will produce PPE for the East Sussex NHS Trust.
ITP remains open with a reduced onsite staff, to supply the construction industry with building membranes and temporary containment sheeting. Donating their chemical barrier fabric to specialist manufacturers is a departure from business-as-usual, but the company is pleased to be able to help support our NHS in the fight against Covid-19.