3M Partners With Ford to Help Further Accelerate COVID-19 Response

3M 与福特合作,帮助进一步加速 COVID-19响应

2020-03-25 15:30:16 BioSpace

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3M and Ford will collaborate on making more powered air purifying respirators to help in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 3M and Ford Motor Company are partnering to increase the production of 3M’s powered air purifying respirators, or PAPRs. 3M and Ford are collaborating on specific ways the companies can rapidly combine complementary capabilities and resources to help meet a surge in demand for personal protective equipment due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 3M’s powered air purifying respirators use a waist-mounted, battery-powered blower that sends filtered air into a hood that helps provide respiratory protection for workers, including those in healthcare. 3M’s PAPR systems can offer a more comfortable user experience for wearers who need respiratory protection for an extended period of time. “We’re exploring all available opportunities to further expand 3M’s capacity and get healthcare supplies as quickly as possible to where they’re needed most – which includes partnering with other great companies like Ford,” said Mike Roman, 3M chairman of the board and chief executive officer. “It’s crucial that we mobilize all resources to protect lives and defeat this disease, and I’m incredibly grateful to Ford and their employees for this partnership.” “3M is providing vital personal protective equipment for medical workers and we’ve empowered our engineers and designers to move as quickly as possible to help 3M grow PAPR production using common parts to speed this up. We are also volunteering our facilities for additional production,” said Jim Hackett, Ford’s president and CEO. Overall, 3M has doubled its global output of N95 respirators to a rate of more than 1.1 billion per year, or nearly 100 million per month. In the United States 3M is producing 35 million respirators per month; of these, more than 90 percent are now designated for healthcare workers, with the remaining deployed to other industries also critical in this pandemic, including energy, food and pharmaceutical companies. About 3M At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 96,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200324005356/en/ Tim Post (651) 733-9789 Tpost3@mmm.com Source: 3M View this news release online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200324005356/en
3M和福特将合作生产更多的空气净化呼吸器,以帮助对抗COVID-19的爆发。 明尼苏达州圣保罗(商业新闻)--3M公司和福特汽车公司正在合作增加3M公司的空气净化呼吸器(PAPR)的产量。 3M公司和福特公司正在合作,以具体的方式快速整合互补的能力和资源,帮助满足因COVID-19爆发而导致的个人防护设备需求激增。 3M的电动空气净化呼吸器使用一个腰部安装的电池驱动的鼓风机,将过滤后的空气送入一个有助于为工人(包括医疗保健人员)提供呼吸保护的罩内。3M的PAPR系统可以为长期需要呼吸保护的佩戴者提供更舒适的用户体验。 3M 董事会主席兼首席执行官迈克•罗曼( Mike Roman )表示:“我们正在探索所有可利用的机会,以进一步扩大3M 的产能,并尽快将医疗用品送到最需要的地方,包括与福特( Ford )等其他大型企业合作。”“至关重要的是,我们必须调动一切资源来保护生命,战胜这种疾病,我非常感谢福特和他们的员工的这种合作关系。” “3M 公司正在为医务人员提供重要的个人防护设备,我们已经授权我们的工程师和设计师尽快行动,帮助3M 公司使用普通部件来加快 PAPR 的生产。福特总裁兼首席执行官吉姆•哈克特( Jim Hackett )表示:“我们也在自愿为额外的生产设施服务。” 总体而言,3M 公司的 N95呼吸机全球产量增加了一倍,达到每年11亿台以上,即每月近1亿台。在美国,3M 公司每月生产3,500万个呼吸器,其中90%以上被指定为医疗保健工作者,其余的被部署到其他对这一大流行病至关重要的行业,包括能源、食品和制药公司。 约3M 在3M ,我们以协作的方式运用科学来改善日常生活。凭借320亿美元的销售额,我们的96000名员工与世界各地的客户建立了联系。了解有关3M 针对全球问题的创造性解决方案的更多信息,请访问 www.3M.com 或 Twitter @3M 或@3MNews 。 查看 businesswire 上的源代码。com : https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/2020032500356/en/ Tim Post (651)733-9789 Tpost3@ mmm.com 资料来源:3M 在线查看本新闻稿,网址为: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/2020032500356/en

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