Torfaen based manufacturer, Capital Valley Plastics, supports hospitals with vital materials

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Founded in 1987, Capital Valley Plastics based in Cwmavon, is an award winning firm employing 100 staff which recycles 9,000 tons of reclaimed scrap plastics every year and manufactures 10,500 tons of finished goods for the construction industry each year. They are now working with the British Plastics Federation and GOV.UK to offer their support in providing vital materials to a number of hospitals and the health care sector during the fight against COVID – 19.

Recently Capital Valley Plastics reacted quickly to an urgent request from an Exeter client, Rawle Gammon and Baker Building Supplies, one of the leading independent builders merchants in the South West for a supply of polythene sheeting to aid in the construction of a temporary COVID -19 hospital in Devon. Within 24 hours 2 tonnes of material were despatched, followed by a further 9 tonnes over the following days.

Capital Valley Plastics have also supplied 66 tonnes of polythene to several COVID-19 projects around London through one of their distributors at Grangewood Plastics.

Furthermore, Managing Director at Capital Valley Plastics, Roger Phillips, delivered a donation of polythene handy packs to Neville Hall hospital, Abergavenny. These will be used to protect vital medical equipment, create screened areas and to wrap up all contaminated PPE prior to its disposal.

Dr Brooks from Neville Hall hospital said, "The staff are using the polythene to make trolley covers and have screened an area between two theatres. They are over the moon. I can't thank Capital Valley Plastics enough. To see the supplies being used for the safety of patients is excellent".

Roger said “Here at Capital Valley Plastics we continue to operate safely and within government guidance. We are proud of our contributions and keen to do everything we can to help any COVID-19 projects in any way possible.”

Councillor Joanne Gauden, Executive Member for Economy, Skills & Regeneration at Torfaen council said “I am delighted to learn that local manufacturer, Capital Valley Plastics here in Torfaen are contributing to the efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus and supplying hospitals with materials to help safeguard both patients and health care workers at this critical time. I would like to thank Roger and his team them for all their efforts.”

Posted on: Monday 20th April 2020