Spain: Polymers Total Corbion Donates PLA Resins for Production of 3D Printed Masks
To combat the Coronavirus pandemic, Total Corbion has donated 5 tonnes of Luminy PLA resins to Smart Materials 3D in order to manufacture 125,000 face masks. The innovative 3D printed masks will be distributed across all healthcare facilities in Spain.
Spain – The dramatic spread of the Corona virus has disrupted lives, communities and businesses worldwide. Total Corbion PLA is joining the fight against the Corona virus by donating Luminy PLA resins for the production of 3D printed medical devices and protective equipment.
Smart Materials 3D in Spain launched the initiative and they will receive the PLA resin to produce PLA filaments. In co-creation with companies like Fixit, 3D Printers, Imbic and Clone Wars, the PLA filaments will be used to make medical masks and protective equipment using 3D printing technology. All these companies contribute to this initiative on voluntary basis. The 5 tonne of Luminy PLA resins that Total Corbion has donated will allow the production of over 125,000 masks. With the help of a distributed network of agents for 3D printing, the masks will be available within weeks to health centers and hospitals all across Spain.