Technology company Continental has manufactured hoses which were needed
in Bergamo and the Lombardy region’s medical sector at the company’s Italian
site in Daverio, Italy. These hoses were specially produced by for tense Italian
“Although Continental had ramped-down its production at the
Northern-Italian site due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we produced special
requested batches for the tense Italian healthcare sector. Therefore, we
temporarily restarted a production line in order to meet our customer’s need
and supply the hoses to the medical sector. This is our critical contribution
to Bergamo and the Italian society to support all the helping hands in the
medical field. All of the caregivers are providing essential and vital services
during these challenging times,” explained Marco Tamborini, Manager- Thermoplastic
hoses, Continental since Merlett was acquired by Continental in 2019. The hoses
are produced for the transportation of air and various medical gases required
in healthcare applications. For example, the hoses are used for low pressure
delivery but also for easy suction of gas into respiratory equipment such as
continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) system to ensure that the patient's
spontaneous breathing is supported.
Reliable supply of medical assemblies for the Italian healthcare sector.
The gas transfer solutions were manufactured for the company’s Bergamo-located
customer Flowmeter, a specialist for devices for measurement, control and
supply of fluids. The province of Bergamo in the region of Lombardy is
particularly hard hit by the novel viral disease. “In the last few-days we have
received many expressions of gratitude from the hospitals that we are serving.
That would be impossible without reliable partners on our side – especially
during these times. The local health facilities rely on a continuous supply of
medical applications due to the ongoing stressful situation,” said Roberto
Paratico, CEO, Flow-meter.
Hose solution for anesthetic
and respiratory equipment Continental’s medical gas supply hose is a PVC hose
with a polyester yarn reinforced thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) conductive
underlayer and a polyurethane (PU) intermediate adhesive layer. It is suitable
for the transport of air, oxygen, nitrous oxide, helium and carbon dioxide. “Going
forward, we will have a strong focus on manufacturing medical hoses for the
European healthcare sector – especially during these days, when the medical and
social need for medical equipment used in respiratory diseases is so extremely
high”, said Tamborini.