Whirlpool Corp. (WHR), Dow Inc. (DOW) and Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. (REYN) said Thursday they were collaborating to to provide respirators to health care workers, who are struggling with a lack of personal protective equipment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The companies said the equipment being made is a protective piece of headgear and respirator system made and sold through WIN Health Labs LLC. The equipment includes a powered, air-purifying respirator, or PAPR. Whirlpool designed and made the headset, Dow provided the polyethylene resin for the hoods and Hefty bags-maker Reynolds Consumer designed and produced the disposable hood. Volkswagen of America helped connect materials and supply chain partners.
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May 14, 2020 07:13 ET (11:13 GMT)
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