May 6, 2020
CDI Energy Products Quadruples Manufacturing and Production of Critical Components for Oxygen Concentrators
May 6, 2020 (Humble, Texas) – CDI Energy Products is scaling up its manufacturing and production output by approximately 400%, with a targeted focus on critical components for medical equipment combatting COVID-19. Many of CDI’s long-time customers are leaders in the healthcare industry and were in crucial need of a surge in the supply of polymer components for their oxygen concentrators. The increased manufacturing yield is concentrated on CDI’s medical equipment wear components, including piston cups, piston rings, and other polymeric seals. This manufacturing boost is being deployed to support both CDI’s existing customers and other new customers in the oxygen equipment market across the globe.
The COVID-19 virus can cause people to experience respiratory distress and potential respiratory failure. Patients with such complications often need oxygen concentrators and ventilators for breathing assistance. CDI developed industry-leading polymer compounds that offer lower friction, longer wear life, and excellent sealing properties resulting in longer life for oxygen concentrators.
“With COVID-19 making its impact worldwide, CDI is looking for ways to make a positive difference in the battle against the virus. The virus is creating a staggering demand on the healthcare system, with medical professionals relying heavily on oxygen concentrators and ventilators to help their patients. Whatever we can do to assist the healthcare industry makes a positive impact for our local community and the global community at large”, says Brian Bertelsen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Through this production increase and other efforts by our team, CDI is playing an active part in the global battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, CDI has remained focused on the long-term health, safety, and well-being of our employees, their families, and the surrounding communities. We are proud to partner with leaders and innovators in the medical equipment industry and to support people around the world in need.
About CDI Energy Products
CDI Energy Products is a Michelin Group Company headquartered in Humble, Texas with locations serving North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific. We are a global leader in high-performance polymer products to the energy industry and beyond. Our in-house engineering, material development, and manufacturing capabilities offer us full vertical integration in one location from raw materials to finished products. Our products are engineered by a highly trained staff of engineers working side by side with our Material Science team. Our engineered materials are developed and tested onsite. We service the oil and gas, liquid natural gas (LNG), cryogenics, wind and renewable energy, water management, fluid handling, automotive, aerospace and defense, medical and biomedical, refining and petrochemical, industrial processing, power generation, and semiconductor markets.