Photo: President Ramaphosa and Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkize inspecting the arrival of the AstraZeneca vaccines from the Serum Institute of India, protected by DuPont Tyvek® AirCargo Covers.
The arrival of the AstraZeneca vaccines on February 02, 2021 was a significant moment in South Africa’s fight again the COVID-19 pandemic, and symbolized hope in the effort to protect our people and return some semblance of normality to our daily lives.
It is not surprising that when this precious cargo emerged from the cargo hold, it was surrounded by government leaders and an array of security personnel to ensure the onward safety of the vaccines. However, the most critical level of protection was provided by Tyvek® AirCargo covers, which completely wrapped the pallet containing the vaccines.
DuPont™ Tyvek® Cargo Covers are used by pharmaceutical companies, 3PLs and airlines as they are specifically engineered to address the threat of cold chain breaks during air transit – when temperature sensitive products, such as vaccines are at their greatest risk of temperature excursions. The AstraZeneca vaccine must be transported within a 2-8 degree Celsius range, and this is where Tyvek® plays a critical role.
Tyvek®, a unique and versatile technology from DuPont, finds application in many different areas including protective coveralls, sterile medical packaging, outdoor graphics and consumer products.
‘It is a proud moment for DuPont colleagues and customers in South Africa, to be part of this historic event and knowing that our Tyvek® technology is contributing towards a solution to the pandemic’, explains Ajen Maharaj, Country Leader for DuPont.