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An increase in fastener demand to support medical sector during COVID-19

01 September 2020

For over 25 years, TR Fastenings has been working with healthcare organisations and their subcontractors as a total solution provider of fasteners and Cat C products. TR has geared up its capacity to support the medical technology industry during this critical time.

The outbreak of COVID-19 created an unprecedented demand for medical products, a situation never before experienced on this scale. In response to the outbreak, the world turned to medical companies for vital help, which has galvanised the industry into action and to work in uncharted territories. 

To meet the urgent global demand and to alleviate shortages, many manufacturers from outside of healthcare reconfigured their business to develop and produce medical equipment and supplies. 

The role fasteners play in medical devices

Medical devices are playing a crucial role in the fight against COVID-19. The critical products requiring fasteners and components are: 

1. Respiratory support and monitoring equipment such as ventilators, which help to treat hospitalised patients.
2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as face masks and protective visors.
3. Diagnostic tests which identify those infected and further limit the spread of the virus.

TR Fastenings responded to the UK Government’s urgent request to support the immediate needs of established medical equipment manufacturers and new companies diversifying into this sector. With technical expertise, real time inventory availability, a wide range of fasteners and an intricate global supply chain already in place, TR has been able to accelerate time to market.

Read the full article in the September issue of DPA.

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