Social Distancing Tapes for more than 100 vaccination centers

tesa donates 140.000 meter of Warning Tapes 

Right now, there's no other place in Germany where people actually enjoy standing in line: In front of the public vaccination centers where the vaccination shots against the Corona virus are given out. It took some time, but the immunization of the population against the Corona virus is now in full swing. Statistically speaking, in this country every 0.2 seconds a person is injected with the vaccine. According to the Robert Koch Institute (as of April 20), 22.38 million vaccination doses have already been administered – 20.19 million of them in vaccination centers and hospitals. The set-up of the vaccination centers represented a particular logistical challenge in many places, as there were rigorous access restrictions and high hygiene standards to be observed, among other things. Here, tesa managed to offer a little relief – by providing free Social Distancing Tapes that are stuck to the floor as eye-catching spacers.

A donation of 4,200 rolls worth 100,000 Euro

In January, the international adhesive tape manufacturer – which in 2020 had already equipped more than 30 large hospitals with white-red and yellow-black warning tapes – wrote to the health authorities in all 16 German federal states to offer them free adhesive tapes for their local vaccination centers. By mid-April, more than 100 institutions had requested tape assortments of up to six different tapes. In total, tesa delivered 4,200 large rolls of warning tape (about 140.000 meter) with a value of approximately 100,000 Euro.

"Vaccinating, testing and avoiding contact are currently the most effective measures in the fight against the Corona virus. I'm pleased that with our donation of adhesive tape we can contribute to increase the safety of the people in the vaccination centers," says Dr. Norman Goldberg, CEO of tesa SE.

tesa Donation Program: 5 million Euro

Since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, tesa has donated 5 million Euro, including 1 million Euro to the global Covid-19 crisis fund run by 'Doctors Without Borders' and another million to 'Save the Children'. Furthermore, tesa supports local organizations in seven regions – from Asia to North and Latin America as well as Europe – which the local affiliates have selected. The donations are part of the Beiersdorf aid program 'Care Beyond Skin'.

About tesa SE
As a multinational company, tesa has been developing innovative adhesive tapes and self-adhesive system solutions for various industries, commercial customers, and end consumers. The age of technical adhesive tapes began 125 years ago - in Hamburg. Currently, there are already more than 7,000 tesa adhesive solutions that help improve the work, products or lives of our customers. Today, the focus is on sustainability and energy-saving processes. tesa invests in the development of environmentally friendly products and solvent-free manufacture processes as well as in the use of renewable energy sources at its locations.

tesa is present in 100 countries and operates plants in Germany, Italy, China, the USA, and soon also in Vietnam. Around three quarters of the tesa Group’s sales (2020: EUR 1,326 million) are generated by applications for industries. Together with its international clients, tesa develops innovations that are customized at product and process level. Already more than 130 tesa tapes may be installed in an electric car and over 70 in a smartphone. In the printing and construction industries, too, tesa is constantly penetrating new segments and countries with its special adhesive tapes. The company generates almost one quarter of its sales with products for end consumers and professional craftsmen. 300 applications, such as the legendary tesafilm®, make life easier or, when it comes to insect protection, even make it a bit more pleasant. tesa is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of adhesive solutions. Since 2001, tesa SE is an independent 100% affiliate of Beiersdorf AG (i.e., NIVEA, Eucerin, la prairie) with 4,800 employees today.

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