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MEGlobal donates personal protective equipment to local fire departments

May 14/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- MEGlobal Oyster Creek donated more than 1,500 Tyvek suits to local fire departments to assist them in meeting their personal protective equipment (PPE) needs, said the company.

Brazoria County Fire Marshall Martin Vela said the suits will be extremely beneficial to fire and emergency services operations." With the events unfolding, fire departments have been depleting their inventory of PPE and are unable to restock their supplies.  This is very concerning when normal purchasing options have been extended or normal options are not available. Having proper PPE for unknown or known medical emergencies provides the fire service with a valuable level of protection for our first responders, he said.

Vela added that more than half the countys 26 departments are in immediate needs of the suits, and nine of those departments are 100 per cent volunteer. Volunteer departments rely heavily on private donations throughout the year, said Vela. This tremendous donation has taken a small burden off their shoulders and filled a gap."

MEGlobal Site Leader Scott Daigle said his company was happy to be able to help. In times like these we all need to step up and find ways to help each other, he said. We were hearing about PPE shortages among our emergency responders and we had extra Tyvek suits left from the site construction that was completed last year. It made perfect sense to give them to the people who are on the front lines right now."

MEGlobal has also donated USD5,000 to ACTIONS Inc. to support their efforts to provide meals and groceries to local senior citizens, as well as USD2,500 to the United Way of Brazoria County to assist with their COVID-19 response.

MEG is one of the main feedstocks for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

As per MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PET consumption decreased to about 53,890 tonnes in February 2020, down by 3% year on year. 100,830 tonnes of PET chips were processed in Russia in the first two months of 2020. February PET production in Russia dropped to 45,800 tonnes, down by 5% year on year. Russia's overall PET production fell  in January-February 2020 by 13% year on year.

MEGlobal is a global leader in the manufacture and marketing of ethylene glycol (EG). With a worldwide network, MEGlobal markets its products throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. MEGlobal embraces the principles of Responsible Care, focusing on the safety of employees, neighbors, communities and the environment in every aspect of its operations. As a subsidiary of EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), MEGlobal is part of the EQUATE Group which is the worlds second largest producer of EG.
Author:Anna Larionova
Category:General News
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