Shawano business making isolation gowns for hospitals

Posted at 7:17 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 20:17:49-04

A local packaging manufacturer has stepped up to fill the increasing need for personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the pandemic.

Novolex in Shawano is now mass producing isolation gowns for hospitals.

Engineers at the company pieced together machinery which normally made tortilla birdseed and ice melt bags to produce the gowns.

The company says all the PPE produced is currently being shipped to New Hampshire, California, New York, Texas and Georgia to epicenters of COVID-19’s outbreak.