Zentek has announced it has signed a definitive supply agreement with EkoMed Global, a globally integrated manufacturer and distributor of personal protective equipment (âPPEâ), according to which Zentek will sell quantities of its proprietary ZenGUARDâ¢ coating to EkoMed for use on EkoMedâs surgical masks and potentially other PPE in the future. The agreement also stipulates that Zentek will purchase surgical masks manufactured by EkoMed, to be treated with ZenGUARDâ¢ coating and resold by Zentek.
âThis agreement solidifies our relationship with an established and highly competitive player in the PPE space and a potential future innovation partner; both key elements of our global ZenGUARDâ¢ sales strategy,â said Greg Fenton, CEO of Zentek. âAs we seek to gain access to new markets, reliable, high-capacity and high-quality production along with additional sales channels for our patent-pending ZenGUARDâ¢ technology are crucial. We believe this agreement will establish a solid foundation for Zentek to expand access to ZenGUARDâ¢ globally. As important, we look forward to working with the EkoMed team to explore incorporating ZenGUARDâ¢ into other PPE products currently being manufacturing and commercialized by EkoMed.â
EkoMedâs focus is on designing and manufacturing a wide of range of single use PPE products for use in hospitals and other higher risk settings. It is headquartered and has manufacturing facilities in Turkey with the capacity to produce over 1.2 billion masks per year. It also has logistics and storage capacity in the U.S. and Canada to better serve its distribution partners and customers.
âOur companyâs mission is to bring high-quality disposable products to hospitals, the healthcare market and other higher risk environment,â said Annette Mitchell, Partner at EkoMed Global Inc. âWe believe Zentekâs unique ZenGUARDâ¢ technology will be a valuable tool to help reduce the spread of pathogens in hospitals and other healthcare settings. While our initial focus will be on incorporating ZenGUARDâ¢ into surgical masks, N95s and KN-95s, we look forward to working with the Zentek team towards potentially incorporating it into our other PPE products as well.â