The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have made their way into virtually all areas of life, affecting some aspects more drastically than others. However, there are certain spheres that can pose immediate existential threats. This is particularly true for those who have no choice but to face the disease on the front line in an effort to combat it. For those people, having personal protective equipment (PPE) readily available is absolutely essential. To meet the increasing demand for suitable protective gear in the fight against COVID-19, DuPont, one of the leading manufacturers of PPE, has significantly increased its production capacity for Tyvek, a protective fabric that is ideal in the crisis at hand. What’s more, it is collaborating with the relevant organizations to deliver the equipment as quickly as possible to those who need it most.

But that's not all. Over the course of the pandemic, DuPont has donated 50,000 protective suits to front-line workers in the European countries hardest hit by COVID-19. Overalls made from the Tyvek material mentioned earlier are among the PPE donated. They provide medical professionals with reliable protection against coronaviruses, which even exceeds the requirements of the World Health Organization (WHO). "The doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare professionals on the front line in the COVID-19 pandemic deserve the highest level of protection," says Andrzej Palka, Marketing Manager at DuPont: "That is why we have decided to supply critical PPE directly to the healthcare providers that need it most. This donation is part of a greater overall effort to respond to the crisis. To meet the unprecedented surge in demand we are facing right now, we are working around the clock to ramp up our current global monthly supply capacity of over 9 million protective suits to help fight COVID-19."

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