Roehm donates 200,000 medical gloves to Shanghai frontline to fight coronavirus outbreak
- Gloves to be distributed to hospitals and communities
On Feb 11th, Roehm Chemical Shanghai Co., Ltd. donates 200,000 pieces of medical gloves in 200 cartons to Shanghai frontline against the new coronavirus outbreak via Shanghai Red Cross Society.
The gloves will be distributed to hospitals and communities. Made of nitrile, these gloves are essential protection for hands against cross-contamination and are widely used in medical, pharmaceutical and sanitizing industries. The donated gloves were made on urgent order by Shijiazhuang Hongray Group, a long-term customer of Roehm. Roehm provides methacrylate acid in the brand of MERACRYLTM GMAA as important raw materials for these gloves.
Since the outbreak emerged, Roehm has quickly launched its Emergeny Response System, following government authorities’ instructions to maintain the continuous process in production while making sure of the safety of the employees. In this way they keep their promises to the customers and ensure the necessary continuous supply on the value chain including materials in urgent need to fight the outbreak.
‘We wish to gain long term success guided by our responsibility towards our employees, the environment and people all over the world and the benefits of our customers.’ said Benjamin Ling, Roehm Asia President, ‘at such a difficult time against the virus outbreak, we try our best, on one hand, to protect the company from potential risks, on the other hand, to contribute our part to the battle against the epidemic.’
With 3,500 employees and 15 production sites worldwide, Röhm is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the methacrylate business. The medium-sized company with branches in Germany, China, the USA, Russia, and South Africa has more than 80 years of experience in methacrylate chemistry and a strong technology platform. Our best-known brands include PLEXIGLAS®, ACRYLITE®, DEGALAN® and DEGAROUTE®.
Röhm is a worldwide manufacturer of PMMA products sold under the PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID® trademarks on the European, Asian, African and Australian continents and under the ACRYLITE® and ACRYMID® trademarks in the Americas.