MIDLAND–For healthcare professionals battling the COVID-19 pandemic, isolation gowns are among the most used and needed personal protective equipment. In response to this critical need, Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) collaborated with nine partners across industries to develop and donate 100,000 isolation gowns to help frontline workers in Texas, Louisiana and Mexico.
“The Dow team is proud to continue developing PPE to help our frontline workers, but this effort would not have been possible without our partner companies, each of whom readily stepped up to make this project a reality,” said Michelle Boven, global marketing director for Health & Hygiene at Dow. “It’s also a testament to how quickly companies can innovate when a diverse team from different organizations across industries come together to achieve a common objective.”
The end-product, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Level 2 gowns, required design, testing, package development and a supply chain. In this case, each collaborator brought their unique expertise to the table, all donating valuable time and resources to the project.