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PGI donates surgical gowns to Beijing Medical Center for injured Olympians
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Aug '08
Emergency responders and athletes being treated at the Olympic games in Beijing will experience the high level of protection and comfort that disposable surgical gowns provide through the donation of advanced nonwoven materials by PGI.

As part of an ongoing initiative to help promote the benefits and educate the Chinese medical community about the importance of disposable nonwoven medical garments in protecting against the spread of disease and infection, PGI and two Asian-based companies joined to contribute 6,000 disposable medical supply sets to the Beijing Emergency Medical Center.

The surgical gowns, caps, masks and sheets donated by PGI, chemical supplier Daikin Chemicals and converter Kunshan Jiehong, will be equipped in ambulances for use by the hundreds of responders providing immediate medical care and first aid to athletes participating in the games.

Over the past year, PGI has been involved with efforts to guide Chinese health agencies on the proper selection of materials and technologies to help protect workers against the spread of infection and prevent large-scale public health outbreaks.

Spunmelt nonwovens, like those produced by PGI in China, provide high fluid barriers in medical applications. Increasingly, China health agencies are moving toward single-use medical garments because of the benefits they provide over traditional textiles.

As part of the advancement initiative underway, government agency officials have visited PGI's world-class plant in Suzhou, China to learn about its state-of-the-art technologies and see the pristine environment where the medical fabrics are made.

Opened two years ago, PGI's Suzhou plant manufactured the spunmelt fabrics that were donated to the Beijing medics. PGI is China's largest producer of spunmelt fabrics and the country's only vertically integrated producer of medical fabrics.

"When we were asked to donate our spunmelt materials for the surgical gowns being worn as part of the medical response for the games in Beijing this summer, the company and our local employees were pleased to help support this important effort along with Daikin Chemicals and Kunshan Jiehong," said Fernando Marin, senior director of PGI's global medical business.

"More importantly, the use of these surgical gowns by the Beijing Emergency Medical Center will demonstrate first hand in the field the high level of protection these materials provide," he said. "The medical team in China will experience the same high quality level of gowns used in hospitals in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere around the globe. This will encourage further adoption and use of medical nonwovens in Asia, which will benefit healthcare professionals, patients and the public."

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