IFAI Member Forum Webinars set

March 24th, 2020

IFAI division members are invited to attend a Member Forum Webinar. We encourage you to take part in an open conversation with other members about the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic and discuss how your company is doing/navigating through this situation.  Discussion questions include: What practices are you implementing to keep staff working further apart and at a […]

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Decontamination wipe could help coronavirus cleanup

March 23rd, 2020

A decontamination wipe invented by a Texas Tech University researcher to clean up toxic agents also could clean surfaces contaminated with the coronavirus. FiberTect™ is a three-layer, nonwoven wipe that features an activated carbon core, sandwiched between absorbent top and bottom layers. “It is widely used as the primary dry decontamination method in hospitals and […]

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Shima Seiki releases knitting data for WHOLEGARMENT® mask

March 23rd, 2020

In light of the recent worldwide shortage of surgical masks due to the spread of COVID­-19, flat-knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki has released knitting data for producing a 3D knitted version of the masks on its WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machines. Photo: Shima Seiki. According to a report in Knitting Industry, the released data is aimed at […]

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Mitsufuji launches reusable Hamon AG mask

March 23rd, 2020

Mitsufuji Corp., a company that develops and sells wearable products, has launched the Hamon AG mask, a high-performance mask that can be washed in any home washing machine up to 50 times, and reused repeatedly.  Photo: Mitsufuji Corp. A report on designboom.com says that the product is made from medical fibers developed for wearables and uses […]

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Israeli startup produces anti-pathogen fabric

March 23rd, 2020

An Israeli start-up company that developed an anti-pathogen fabric that could be used in masks to stop the spread of coronavirus is donating its first product – some 120,000 masks – to Israeli hospitals, medical professionals and coronavirus patients, the Jerusalem Post reports. “Sonovia Ltd. is determined to use its novel technology for the good of the […]

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HeiQ Viroblock technology can combat coronavirus

March 23rd, 2020

HeiQ has recently launched HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, an antiviral and antimicrobial textile treatment that has tested effective against coronavirus, a news release from the company says. According to HeiQ, the treatment in HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is proven effective against human coronavirus (229E) in face mask testing, enhancing the antiviral log reduction from 2.90 of untreated […]

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Message from INDA regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 23rd, 2020

Dear Colleagues, INDA is committed to safe working principles for our members, our staff and the industry as a whole. We are all making adjustments in our business to minimize the impacts and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are carefully monitoring and following the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, and the North […]

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NCSL tracks state fiscal responses to COVID-19

March 23rd, 2020

As the global and national response to COVID-19 dominates public attention, state legislatures are taking steps to address budgetary and economic threats. To find current state by state information, The National Conference of State Legislatures website outlines state budget legislation to prepare and respond to the coronavirus through supplemental appropriations, rainy day fund transfers and […]

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Gauze fabric needed for medical order

March 23rd, 2020

SEAMS member Carolina Cotton Works is trying to fill a medical supply order and needs 2M+ yards of the gauze fabric pictured below. If you have this fabric, please contact:Stacey Bridges at CCWSBridges@carolinacotton.comCCW Plant/Office14 Commerce Dr.Gaffney, SC 29340864-488-2824 x108

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Financial resources for small businesses

March 23rd, 2020

America's SBDC, the association that represents the country’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), is working to help small businesses address the business challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. It has compiled a list of excellent resources for small businesses looking for information about disaster recovery loans, protecting the safety of workers and customers, […]

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