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Toray Supports Amenity Aid and Helps Provide Hygiene Supplies to Rhode Islanders

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Toray employees, and two family members, pitched in to bundle the hygiene products purchased with a financial contribution from Toray and that will be distributed to Rhode Island residents in need. Pictured left to right (front row) Christine Newton, Jessy Hendrickson, Sam Hogan, Jennifer Lima, Amy Sutton, Monica Noble; (back row) Jean-Jacques Bouvard, Joren Beckelman, David Beckelman, Paul Butera, Gunnar Beckelman.

North Kingstown, Rhode Island—Hygiene poverty—the inability of an individual to secure basic hygiene products—is a significant concern that affects the finances, health, and well-being of Rhode Island residents who struggle economically. To help address the problem, Toray Plastics (America), Inc., recently made a financial contribution to Amenity Aid Rhode Island, which serves vulnerable populations by improving access to essential hygiene items. Toray’s donation focused on helping Rhode Islanders and enabled Amenity Aid to purchase period products in bulk at a significant discount. The supplies were brought to Toray’s headquarters, where employees gathered on November 2 at a “period packing” event and bundled the products for Amenity Aid’s partners—people in need and nonprofit organizations that serve those populations.

“We are very grateful to Amenity Aid for the important work it is doing to help solve this problem,” says Christopher Roy, President of Toray. “My thanks also go to the Toray employees who volunteered to bundle goods for Rhode Island residents.”

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, and metallized films and polypropylene and polyethylene foams. The company is committed to environmental, social, and corporate governance and aims to contribute to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies, and products that help address global issues. R&D is focused on the development of materials that are fossil fuel-free, compostable, biodegradable, and/or recyclable. The company’s sustainability initiative, launched in 2004, includes the operating of three solar farms and two cogeneration systems, energy and water conservation, recycling, and zero landfill.

Toray Plastics (America) is a subsidiary of the Toray Group, which believes that materials can change lives and provide real solutions to the challenges the world faces. The Toray Group is the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films and has annual sales exceeding US$18.4 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s products, contact James Ota, Torayfan Product Manager, at [email protected] or 401-594-5837. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., headquarters is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at www.toraytpa.com

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