PPE provider sees 24-fold spike in orders since coronavirus outbreak

Published: 13-Feb-2020

Canada-based Alpha Pro Tech has sold over $10.4m of proprietary N-95 Particulate Respirator face mask since 27 January

Alpha Pro Tech, a manufacturer of products designed to protect people, products and environments, has booked over $10.4 million in orders its proprietary N-95 Particulate Respirator face mask since 27 January 2020 as a result of increased customer demand due to the outbreak of the novel Wuhan coronavirus.

Lloyd Hoffman, President and CEOof Alpha Pro Tech, said that orders for the face mask in this period have been roughly 24 times the revenue that the company has recorded from sales of this product for each year since 2016.

“We have already commenced additional production of our N-95 face mask at our Salt Lake City, Utah facility, and we expect to continue to increase our production capacity,” added Hoffman.

“Despite our rapid increase in production capacity, the backlog of orders continues to expand, in dollar amount and fulfilment time. We expect to fulfil approximately 30% of the currently booked orders in the first quarter of 2020, and we expect further revenue growth after the first quarter as additional orders are shipped,” Hoffman explained. “We are committed to allocating the necessary resources and procuring the necessary raw materials in an effort to meet this unprecedented demand for our N-95 face mask and to aid communities around the world as they address this ongoing healthcare crisis.”

The Alpha Pro Tech N-95 Particulate Respirator face mask’s unique flat-fold design features a Positive Facial Lock (PFL) and meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) recommended protection levels for many airborne contaminants.

The N-95 face mask filters at least 95% of airborne particles. The integrated Magic Arch technology creates a comfortable breathing chamber within the N-95 face mask by holding it away from the wearer’s nose and mouth.

Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd is the parent company of Alpha Pro Tech, Inc and Alpha ProTech Engineered Products, Inc. The company develops, manufactures and markets innovative disposable and limited-use protective apparel products for the industrial, cleanroom, medical and dental markets.

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