With personal protective equipment in high demand to combat spread of COVID-19, Alliance Rubber Company is modifying their production and offering solutions.
On any normal day, Alliance Rubber would be producing products from extruded rubber for health and beauty, commercial, military, food service, and mailing industries. Rubber bands, wrist bands, exercise bands and other creative rubber applications are produced at their Hot Springs, Arkansas facility. While the production of rubber products is their main business, I’ve had the opportunity to work with these fine people supporting printing on rubber using flatbed inkjet (they also have screen printing capabilities.)
And fine people they are; responding to the shortage of PPE equipment, they have modified their operations to produce specialty bands for face masks.
Sections are being produced that go around the ear or in some cases with a plastic face shield. Producing custom sized straps that goes around and connects around the back of the head.
As more and more people are hospitalized due to COVID-19, the demand for this product continues to rise. Working with those on the front lines, Alliance Rubber supplies the most essential groups first. Supplying health care workers, first responders and even our men and women in blue.
So how has this affected demand for their core products? With more people making personal custom face masks, the demand for rubber bands has also gone up.
Fun fact: Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, secured his gear with Alliance bands.
Thank you, Alliance Rubber for being a part of the solution and rising to the challenge.
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