Benton Harbor, MI, April 15, 2020—Michigan-based thelamco, inc. announced today that it is experiencing surging demand for hook-and-loop fastener materials for securing medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to aid first responders in the fight against COVID-19.

An essential business service during this time of crisis, thelamco’s contract coating and laminating solutions provides suppliers and converters an endless combination of substrates of varying textures, finishes and weights designed to meet specific performance demands. For example, thelamco has the capability to laminate barrier films to non-woven fabric which in turn can be used for medical garment PPE, such as surgical gowns and drapes. thelamco also provides protective films for safekeeping PPE products while in storage. Looking forward, thelamco envisions solutions for other applications where transmission of the virus between environments must be mitigated.

President and CEO Brian McFall says, “I believe there will an ongoing need for our services on this front well after a vaccine is developed and distributed nation-wide. Once America’s medical supplies are replenished and stockpiled, the international market should be our next target, with an emphasis on 2nd and 3rd world countries.” McFall continues, “We all have to do our part to help out during this pandemic. The danger of it spreading to the underserved countries of the world could be devastating.”

For a confidential discussion on ways thelamco may assist in the manufacturing of your medical PPE, or to learn more about thelamco’s wide range of coating and laminating services, including warehousing to just in time distribution, please contact Brian McFall toll free at (866) 926-6101 or visit

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