Berry Global Provides Protection Materials across Europe
Berry Global Group is providing a multitude of products from around the globe in the fight against COVID-19.
As one of the largest suppliers of plastic packaging and nonwoven fabrics, Berry makes materials for the world’s leading and emerging brands. These products range in use from healthcare materials to packages for food preservation, many of which have seen a demand surge in the fight against COVID-19. These critical materials include nonwoven fabrics for face masks, N95 respirators, disinfectant wipes, and protective apparel. For the packaging side, the Company produces necessary products for hand sanitizers, soaps, medicines, and preserved foods.
Many of the companies within the Berry CPI Division in the UK have been supporting frontline NHS staff in their work during this crisis. The Heanor factory of Berry bpi recycled products is a major supplier to the NHS and in recent weeks has turned over a large of part of its capacity to meet the increased demand from hospitals across the country for clinical waste sacks, which are vital in the fight against infection and in keeping hospitals functioning.
In particular, the company has been supplying clinical waste sacks to the new NHS Nightingale Hospital at the Excel Exhibition Centre in London.
The Berry bpi Heanor facility received a call from the NHS to urgently despatch 150,000 clinical waste bags directly to the hospital. Production was rescheduled and the following morning a delivery was arranged with the company’s logistics partner XPO, who has been working tirelessly with the bpi recycled team to ensure that critical supplies are reaching customers.
As well as increasing production of critical products needed in the fight against the virus, many sites within Berry CPI have also been supporting local causes. Berry M&H, for example, has recently donated packs to the enable the University of East Anglia to make vital hand sanitiser products. These are being distributed to the local Norfolk NHS for frontline care providers.