As Covid-19 spread in the US and throughout the world, personal protective equipment (PPE) was an essential and immediate need. PPE manufacturing quickly became one of the most important industries in the US. AEC reacted swiftly to the demand by using their current machines in place and they procured state-of-the-art machinery to become one of the largest North American leaders in elastic for PPE applications.

In 2020, AEC partnered with leading world manufacturers to produce essential products needed immediately for masks and face shields. AEC’s multiple locations are well-equipped and conveniently located to service PPE needs throughout the US and the world.

AEC’s products for medical use include:
• Earloops for masks
• Buttonhole elastic for face shields
• Cuffs for surgical gowns
• Drawstrings for surgical pants
• Ties for hospital gowns
• Elastic for disposable shoe/boot covers
• Twill ties

Jeff Crisco
Vice President
Direct: 336-308-0542