IRPC together with Asia Polysacks Company Limited, a major plastic sack producer in Thailand and IRPC’s important partner, and the Faculty of Medicine, Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, developed film covers for isolation chamber maintained under negative pressure for patient transport. The covers are made from IRPC’s POLIMAXX special polymer grade whose the properties include high stiffness and strength and were given to Vajira Hospital to lower the risk of infection. In accordance with PTT Group’s policy, IRPC aims to support the medical professionals in fighting and overcoming Covid-19.
The covers are 3 times cheaper than the prototype and can replace the imported ones. It is for single use to save time to clean the products especially when there are emergency cases. Moreover, it increases the safety and the protection for the medical professionals, reducing the risk of Covid-19 infection.
In addition, IRPC supports the medical professionals in fighting with Covid-19 by providing the personal protective equipment or PPE. This was attributed to the collaboration among IRPC, the Faculty of Medicine, Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, IRPC’s customer as a spunbond producer and another IRPC’s customer as a lamina producer. The collaboration led to impermeable PPE suits with the same quality as imported ones. Five thousand PPE suits were handed over to Vajira Hospital.
Besides, IRPC signed the MOU with the Faculty of Medicine, Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University to build a laboratory to test the quality of medical equipment including PPE suits and surgical masks. The objective was to build a body of knowledge and leverage the research in Thailand while encouraging the domestic production instead of imports.
IRPC put the importance on medical products which are mostly imported and expensive. Therefore, we have a special team for medical application development. The team shares the knowledge and the technology with the network for a diversity of medical applications and a certification from Center Certified Laboratory. The success will bring about the health security.