PTM habilitated an exclusive line to manufacture protective facemasks against COVID-19 - FEMSA
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PTM habilitated an exclusive line to manufacture protective facemasks against COVID-19


  • PTM is FEMSA’s filial dedicated to solutions and project development of plastic transformation.
  • A part of the production will be donated fo 400,000 medical kits of the project #ContagiaSolidaridad (#InfectSolidarity).
  • The facemasks will be elaborated with PET, which is why they are 100% recyclable.

San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico. May 13th, 2020. – Facing the sanitary emergency due to COVID-19, PTM, a company of plastic transformation of FEMSA’s Strategic Businesses, modified its operations for the creation of an exclusive production line of protective facemasks.

A part of the production of this facemasks will be integrated to the 400,000 kits that will be donated to the protection of medical personnel and nursery of the healthcare sector as part of the project #ContagiaSolidaridad (#InfectSolidarity), in which FEMSA Foundation, Santander, Soriana, Coppel, Televisa Foundation and OXXO participate.

“These are moments of unity and collaboration to confront the health challenge that COVID-19 represents. This is why, with the adaptation of the production line for the development and production of protective facemasks, we join the efforts of the healthcare personnel and organizations that must continue operating. In PTM, health and security are our priorities and we have taken steps that allow us to support in the protection and security of the people and the environment of our communities”, said Juan Pablo Valdes Abramo, PTM’s General Director.

The facemasks are manufactured with PET, which makes them 100% recyclable and environment-friendly. Additionally, its fabrication process is through computer numerical control (CNC) and the personnel that handle the products use protection equipment to avoid direct contact with the material, which fulfills the sanitary guidelines. The facemasks are easily assembled and have practical cleaning methods, since they can be put together in approximately 2 minutes following a simple instructive.

A part of the production is destined to customers of the healthcare sector such as IMSS and ISSSTE, and filial companies such as Torrey to protect their employees, who continue operating. Another part will be commercialized in stores such as Cooking Depot and Farmacias YZA, for users of the food industry, with one of the most economic prices in the country.


FEMSA is a leading company that generates economic and social value through enterprises and institutions and aims to be the best employer and neighbor of the communities where it is present. It participates in retail trade through FEMSA Comercio, which englobes the Proximity Division, a chain of small stores of which OXXO is a part; a Health Division which includes pharmacies and related activities; and a Fuel Division that operates the OXXO GAS chain of service stations. In the beverage industry it operates Coca-Cola FEMSA, a public bottler of Coca-Cola products; and in the brewer sector it is a stockholder of Heineken, a Company present in more than 70 countries. Additionally, through Strategic Businesses FEMSA, it offers logistics services, refrigeration at selling points and plastic solutions to FEMSA companies and external clients. Through its Business Units it employs approximately 300 thousand collaborators in 13 countries. FEMSA is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and the Sustainable Prices and Quotation Index of the Mexican Stock Market, among other indexes that evaluate its performance in sustainability.

About PTM

PTM is an enterprise founded in 1976 dedicated to bring solutions and plastic transformation projects adapted to customers’ needs. It attends industries such as: food and drink, automotive, retail, among others.

It has 2 productive plants, one in San Juan del Rio, Qro., and another in Monterrey, N.L. It is one of the biggest recycling companies in Mexico, recovering and recycling more than 14 thousand tons of plastic annually.

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