Orchard Park, N.Y., April 9, 2020 – Curbell Plastics, Inc., one of the nation’s top suppliers of plastic sheet, rod, tube, tapes, and fabricated parts, is open, providing materials and solutions as an essential business partner to critical industries responding to COVID-19.
Curbell Plastics is committed to supporting partnerships with manufacturing customers by supplying the material and application assistance they need to fulfill the increased demand for products and equipment during this crisis.
In response, Curbell Plastics is supplying materials to manufacturers producing a variety of solutions for hospitals and temporary care facilities to protect medical professionals and patients. Acrylic, PETG, and polycarbonate sheet is being used for windows, glove boxes, intubation covers, and safety shields, while face shields are being manufactured from clear thin gauge sheet and film materials. Curbell is supplying KYDEX® sheet as a solution that offers resistance to harsh disinfectants and bacteriological growth for medical furniture and equipment housings. Expanded PVC is being used to create hospital room wall partitions and medical workstations, and HDPE sheet for hospital bed components.
Over a matter of a few short days, manufacturers needed material solutions for transparent partition barriers for grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, clinics, and hospitals to protect employees, customers, and patients. Curbell Plastics has been quick to lend their material expertise and strong inventory supply to provide acrylic and polycarbonate materials to manufacturers to fulfill the market demand for cashier shields, walk up windows, and more.
Food and paper product manufacturers have also been taxed by the pandemic. Production lines are running at increased capacity to fulfill public demand for packaged/processed foods, paper towels, toilet paper, and other necessary items. Curbell Plastics is working closely with these partners to ensure that materials needed for replacement parts such as UHMW, polycarbonate, HDPE, acetal, and nylon are readily available to keep their production lines up and running.
“As a leader in our industry, we are quickly responding to the needs of our customers who are supporting businesses and individuals on the front line.” Curbell Plastics president Gerry Helbig said, “Our company is well positioned to lend expertise and provide inventory to businesses that make equipment, and manufacturers who are shifting production to help meet the demand needed to fight this pandemic.”
For industries experiencing increased demand and production challenges, Curbell Plastics is ready to assist with material and application expertise and solutions via our Ask a Plastics Expert form.
About Curbell Plastics, Inc.
Curbell Plastics grew into one of the nation’s top plastic materials suppliers by investing for the long term and focusing foremost on the needs of its customers — a strategy that has set the company apart since its founding in 1942.
Curbell supplies performance plastics — durable and lightweight materials that minimize energy consumption and add value to countless commercial and industrial applications — to thousands of businesses, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. The company also offers plastic film, adhesives, sealants, tapes, prototyping and tooling materials, and fabricated plastic parts. Its innovative services include a nationwide team of material experts to help customers solve engineering and application challenges.
Curbell Plastics, a privately held subsidiary of Curbell, Inc., has 21 locations nationwide and is based in Orchard Park, New York. It has ISO 9001 certification for nine of its locations and its corporate headquarters, and it maintains ITAR and EAR compliance company-wide.