With regard to the fight against Covid 19 here at Zenith Adhesive Components we are helping on two fronts:
- We are supplying sub-components to a long-term existing export customer that manufactures devices to do DNA testing. After a swab is tested for the virus, if it is a positive, their kit is used to work out which exact strain of the virus it is and therefore to track the spread geographically in real-time worldwide, but mainly China and the UK. We were able to turn around a brand-new component from drawing / concept to delivery to their door within 5 days. This is a new record for us, and we made our first shipment last week.
- We are working with a number of Irish companies to make the clear visor section of face masks. We can diecut the clear film into the shapes required and are tooling up today, free of charge, for one very large Irish company who are doing this at below cost for both the HSE and the NHS in the North. We expect to be in production of up to 28,000 a week by the end of the month and may be asked to increase that thereafter due to exploding demand.