Reliance Industries has converted Alok Industries, a manufacturer of its newly acquired garments and apparel garments, into a PPE manufacturer, helping to produce COVID-19 protective gear at a cost of one-third imported from China. Is received. The company also revamped Alok Industries’ manufacturing facilities in Silvassa, Gujarat to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) specifically to protect doctors, nurses, medical staff and other frontline workers to fight the COVID-19 epidemic. Prepared from
The capacity is set to produce more than 1 lakh PPE kits per day and has reduced the cost from the imported imported price of around Rs 2,000 to around Rs 650 per unit, he said. He said that this facility can also be used for exporting PPE in future. Reliance integrated technology, raw materials from its Petchem plants and built 10,000 tellers after re-engineering the plant. Production began in mid-April and is now quickly poised to be close to a fifth of India’s daily PPE production capacity.
Other PPE kit manufacturers include JCT Phagwara, Gokaldas Exports and Aditya Birla. India was importing most of its PPE requirement until construction began in the country after the coronovirus crisis. The availability of high quality and low cost PPE from Reliance is expected to significantly boost India’s effectiveness in handling COVID-19 emergencies. Sources said that the Silvassa unit is manufacturing PPE coverall single piece zip-up suits and these are covered with anti-microbial tape.
High grade polypropylene is the raw material used to produce equipment, lending greater opacity while keeping it light weight. PPE suits include coveralls, gloves, shoe covers, three-ply or N95 face masks, head gear and face shield. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), protective devices include clothing placed to protect health care workers or someone else. These are usually made of standard items – gloves, masks and gowns. For high blood or airborne infections, this will include face protection, goggles and mask or face shield, gloves, gown or coveralls, head cover and rubber shoes.