Oerlikon Nonwoven delivers meltblown technology for European masks

May 25th, 2020

Two companies newly established in Germany to manufacture and distribute high-end protective masks were in the spotlight at the beginning of May. FleeceforEurope and Lindenpartner, Düsseldorf-based Kloepfel Group purchasing consultancy, and Berlin-based industrial consultancy Bechinger & Heymann Holding plan to manufacture and distribute up to 50 million protection class FFP1 through FFP3 respiratory masks a […]

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AATCC hosts PPE testing webinar series

May 25th, 2020

As companies pivot to producing and testing personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, there are lots of questions. AATCC has created a series of webinars to answer questions about AATCC test methods commonly used to evaluate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The first two webinars address test methods cited in AAMI PB70 for liquid barrier performance […]

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Livinguard announces treatment against coronavirus

May 25th, 2020

Swiss hygiene company Livinguard has announced that its technology for disinfecting textiles has been shown, through scientific testing, to destroy human coronavirus 229e. The new research revealed that textiles treated with Livinguard's technology can destroy pathogens of all kinds upon contact, including human coronavirus 229e, and the protection is sustained through multiple uses and washes.  […]

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Bio-designers produce a home-grown cellulose mask

May 25th, 2020

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the race has been on to provide adequate numbers of personal protective equipment (PPE). Designers, manufacturers and individuals at home have come out in force to offer creative solutions ranging from 3D printed shields to DIY face masks.  A bio-design studio has grown the material in their home kitchen for a protective mask made […]

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FDA grants approval for AR Tech’s isolation unit

May 25th, 2020

A&R Tarpaulins' Patient Isolation Transportation Unit has received FDA Emergency Use Approval and is now available. The PITU protects health workers and allows a COVID-19 patient to have visitors. Photo: AR Tech. AR Tech, Fontana, Calif., has received emergency approval for the use of its Patient Isolation Transportation Unit (PITU) by the U.S. Food and […]

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The basics and the alternatives

May 25th, 2020

A multidisciplinary approach to innovations in PPE could support needed development.  by Seshadri Ramkumar  Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) are important and even mandatory procurements under any circumstance. The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the need for the development of a variety of items, including new materials to be used in medical, consumer and defense products. The […]

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Stansell announces automated face mask machinery

May 20th, 2020

Stansell Industries is now offering automated face mask production machinery for standard 3-ply surgical masks and N95 face masks. Machinery can be ready for shipping in 15-20 days. The company says that its automated 3-Ply Medical Mask Machine is capable of producing 80-100 industry standard surgical face masks per minute. The process is fully automated, […]

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Cifra launches Warp-Mask against COVID 19

May 19th, 2020

Lombardy, Italy-based Warp Knit (WKS) specialist Cifra SpA has recently engineered and produced a range of protective masks called Warp-Mask, which will be used to help in the country’s fight against COVID-19. Cifra CEO Cesare Citterio says the design of its hi-tech mask will be OekoTex Standard 100 certified, warp-knitted, double-layered, water-repellent, knitted in one without […]

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AMETEK inspection systems support quality PPE

May 15th, 2020

AMETEK Surface Vision, a provider of online surface inspection solutions, is helping nonwoven material manufacturers meet increased demands for the production of personal protective equipment (PPE). The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly increased demand for a wide range of medical clothing that meets regulatory standards for healthcare and hygiene, including protective masks, gowns, caps and scrub suits. As […]

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Bally Ribbon responds to the global health crisis

May 14th, 2020

In honor of National Textiles Day, Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) is celebrating not only textiles and their myriad uses, but the front-line workers in various industries who are using these fabrics to save lives. Held on May 3, National Textiles Day recognizes all the ways textiles improve lives.  In response to the current COVID-19 emergency, […]

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