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  QUADPACK company press release from 15/04/2020

  15/04/2020 - 14:00

Collaborative innovation to help COVID-19 relief efforts


Quadpack teams up with local charity networks, partners and industry colleagues to manufacture and provide protective equipment and supplies

The beauty packaging industry is coming together to offer aid to international COVID-19 relief efforts through local and national networks. Quadpack is working with its global supply partners and local charities to get protective visors, masks, gloves and hand sanitiser gel to the frontlines in Europe and the US.

The Quadpack Plastics injection-moulding facility in Catalonia, Spain, has adapted a mould to manufacture over 100,000 pieces for face shields. Quadpack took part in a coordinated effort with other companies in the area to produce the various parts of the visors, for easy assembly on-site by users. The first 15,000 visors have already been sent to hospitals, doctors' offices, old people's homes, pharmacies and town halls across Spain. 

Similarly, Quadpack's rapid prototyping centre in Leek, UK, is printing face shields and connecting pieces for ventilators using its Stratasys J850 3D printer, in response to an urgent call from North Midlands University Hospital. The team is working closely with OEM partner Stratasys and provider Tri-Tech3D, who is liaising with hospitals around the country to redesign shields and components for their healthcare workers.

Quadpack's offices in China and South Korea are working with Asian partners to donate protective equipment and source hand sanitiser packaging for Europe and the US. Some of the equipment is destined for use by Quadpack's factory and warehouse staff in Germany and the US, with the majority of the material marked for donation to hospitals and care facilities.

Quadpack's aid started with a initial donation of 300 standard face masks used in its wood factory in Spain to the staff at the Vic University Hospital in March. “It was an obvious gesture and it got the ball rolling,” said Quadpack CEO Tim Eaves. “We are all in the same situation and of course we will do our part in adapting to meet the current challenges. We welcome the chance to work with industry colleagues and community bodies towards a common goal. As a company, we believe in collaboration as a catalyst for positive change. We never contemplated that our facilities and expertise would be used in this fashion, but are grateful to be in a situation in which we are able to help.”

Besides the brave workers on the frontline, Quadpack extends its admiration and gratitude to the businesses, partners, charities and networks involved in coordinating relief efforts and donating time, facilities and material. These entities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

In Europe: Tri-Tech 3D, 3dcovid19.tech, AstronSCIENTIFIC SL, Riba Mecanizados Metalicos SA, Cademolt SL, Fotocopias Diagonal Barcelona, Fundación SEUR, Dentro Spain SL, Dress Code Bcn, Maritim Projects, COMO Mataro, Juan Fornituras Badalona, Ayuntamiento de Gavá, Tot Trade Polimers, Biesterfeld Ibérica, Omya Polimers, Polimeros Guzman and SET.

In Asia: Allen & Thomas, Apollo, Beauty Star, Bona, Choebe, Dalipack, Kugil Glass, Ninjbo Jieli, PPK, Sam Tai, Sambound, ST Future, Xinyu, Yonwoo, Yuga and Z&Z.

In the US: Stratasys.

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Editors: Check Quadpack's news and operational status relating to the COVID-19 pandemic online at www.quadpack.com/covid-19


About Quadpack 
Quadpack is an international manufacturer and provider of enhanced packaging solutions for beauty brand owners and contract fillers. With offices and production facilities in Europe, the US and the Asia Pacific region, and a strategic network of manufacturing partners, Quadpack develops bespoke and customised packs for prestige, masstige and mass market customers. Listed on Euronext Growth in Paris since October 2019, Quadpack relies on a workforce of 600 people to build a more sustainable world. For more information, please visit www.quadpack.com 


Contact details
Mariam Khan
Quadpack press office
Summit Media Services
summit_media@compuserve.com 
Tel: +34 93 265 4463


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This document contains forward-looking statements about Quadpack's business, financial data, and events related to the company's prospects. These forecasts can be identified by the use of words such as ‘estimated', ‘plan', ‘expectation' or words with a similar meaning. Quadpack may also make projections in other reports, presentations and press releases. Furthermore, the company's representatives may occasionally make forward-looking statements. These projections are based on current expectations and on certain hypotheses, many of which are beyond the company's control and subject to a series of risks and uncertainties. In the event that any of these risks or uncertainties should materialise or the underlying expectations are not fulfilled, the results or performance of Quadpack may differ (either positively or negatively) from those explicitly or implicitly forecast. Quadpack assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements made previously.


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