Tredegar Personal Care Supporting Demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Options During COVID-19

Tredegar Personal Care (, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG) and a global supplier of apertured films and elastic fabrics, is taking an active and global role to help combat the COVID-19 outbreak. Tredegar Personal Care is increasing output of breathable, liquid penetration-resistant apertured films that are used in medical facemasks and N95 respirators. In addition, Tredegar produces a versatile line of elastic laminate solutions sold under the FlexAire brand which can be used for ear loops and headbands for face masks, N95 respirators and face shields.

“We are dedicated to improving the well-being of our end-use consumers through the production of essential products that provide safety and assurance for the medical and hygiene markets. Our current technologies and R&D efforts enable Tredegar to quickly respond with product-driven solutions to support the rapid manufacturing required for personal protective equipment (PPE) applications,” explained Steve Johnston, Director of Global Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Johnston continued, “Our FlexAire elastic fabrics are ideally suited to provide comfortable, reliable fit in PPE, such as facemasks and face-shields. Our sister company, Bright View Technologies, is now using our elastic laminate for a headband in its newly-developed face shield, and we are working with other PPE producers to quickly put protective equipment into the hands of healthcare first responders.”

Tredegar Personal Care has a range of elastic film and fabric options available from its Terre Haute, Indiana (US) facility and is available to supply breathable, liquid barrier films from its Terre Haute and Kerkrade, Netherlands manufacturing sites. Inquiries may be directed to

Tredegar Corporation is a global manufacturer of plastic films and aluminum extrusions headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Tredegar had 2019 sales of $1 billion with approximately 3,000 employees and manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.