In response to the global pandemic of COVID-19 and the increasing demand for medical equipment, Propex Furnishing Solutions’ (PFS) Industrial Composites group sought ways to help supply the global need. When Propex Furnishing Solutions’ customer, Techstyles Inc., approached them about the need for an innovative product for the development of Ventec Life Systems’ portable ventilators, PFS was ready and capable of supplying the optimal composite materials for a product that would meet a global need and have a positive impact in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Curv® is an outstanding material that combines the versatility of a 100% thermoplastic with the high performance of a fiber-reinforced composite. Due to Curv®’s high stiffness, high tensile strength and outstanding impact resistance, it offered the qualities necessary for the portable ventilator. Specifically, Curv® is the support composite piece under the fabric at the top of the ventilator that the handle buckles, d-rings, and edge binding are attached to, and it provides the needed support when using the ventilator as a portable device or hanging it. Now our medical professionals don’t have to worry about the supports breaking; they can now exclusively focus on serving the patients’ needs.
Due to the increase in demand for ventilators, Ventec has doubled their requirements of these portable ventilators for April. To meet the demand of ventilators, Propex Furnishing Solutions already delivered the Curv® material to Techstyles Inc. for assembly and deployment of the ventilators.
As the Pandemic continues to spread globally, Propex Furnishing Solutions will continue to monitor the needs at Ventec and other manufacturers needing a thermoplastic composite solution to meet the evolving needs in healthcare and other industries. The Industrial Composites Team is proud to generate a positive impact for the world during the spread of COVID-19.
About Propex Furnishing Solutions Incorporated
Propex Furnishing Solutions serves the global carpet backing industry as well as polymer-based, self-reinforced composites. From the world’s first synthetic carpet backing, Polybac®, introduced in 1964, to the world’s first woven polyester backing system, Artis®, introduced in 2011, and the patented self-reinforced polypropylene composite sheet materials, Curv® and VersaComp™. Propex Furnishing Solutions has led the way with innovation, quality and service. They promise to deliver far more than innovative products suited to serve your needs; they deliver outstanding communication, integrity, and interdependence, all designed to solve problems and advance customers, vendors and team members return on investment. We Make it Easy!