In response to government calls for businesses to support the production and supply of ventilators and their components, Porvair has adapted some of its manufacturing processes to supply ventilator and breathing apparatus.
The company’s Segensworth division in the UK has been selected to support Project Oyster, a British consortium which will build 10,000 ventilators. Porvair will be supplying flat discs to be used as air filters, to protect against dust ingestion. Its Wrexham division is manufacturing filter components for several organisations which are building breathing apparatus for hospitals. The Caribou division in the US is manufacturing and supplying critical porous metal parts for use in ventilators, clinical analysers and respirators.
Porvair Sciences has increased production of millions of pipette tips to be used in the US for Covid-19 testing kits and supplied bulk filtration media to one of its German distributors to be manufactured into filters for the German Covid-19 testing programme.
Porvair is also supplying chromatography bed supports and pharmaceutical grade water to pharmaceutical customers experiencing increased production. Its sister company Seal Analytical is providing water quality testing kits and general industrial filters to pharmaceutical and chemical reagent customers.