Ascend to produce anti-viral surgical mask

July 13, 2020

Ascend Performance Materials announced recently that it has submitted its first FDA 510(k) for clearance to market its patent-pending Acteev™ technology in the U.S. in a medical device: a surgical mask under a new brand called Acteev Biodefend™. Independent laboratory testing has found Acteev materials to achieve greater than 99 percent efficacy at deactivating bacteria, …

Textile outperforms N95s in face mask tests

June 22, 2020

According to AKAS Textiles, a recent study titled “Effectiveness of Common Fabrics to Block Aqueous Aerosols of Virus-like Nanoparticles,” shows that in an aqueous media under positive pressure of 20 Kilo Pascal, stimulating the sneeze or cough found that the top performer face mask was one constructed using fabrics manufactured by AKAS, a Pennsylvania-based textile …

Registration opens for IFAI Expo

June 8, 2020

IFAI Expo Nov. 3–6, 2020 in Indianapolis, Ind., will mark the event’s 100th anniversary. IFAI has announced that it is moving forward as planned, and registration is now open. Safety protocols are in place and will be coordinated with host hotels and the Indiana Convention Center (ICC).  The registration area at IFAI Expo will be …

OTEX specialty narrow fabrics produces components for PPE

June 5, 2020

OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, manufacturer of high-performance textiles for use in PPE and apparel  has been recognized as an essential manufacturer of “Life-Sustaining Products” by the office of Governor Wolf, its Pennsylvania-based mill is producing the elastics, trims and webbings that find their way into products on the front lines of the fight against the …

Automotive headliner market worth $20.4 billion by 2025

June 4, 2020

According to the new market research report “Automotive Headliner Market by Vehicle Type (Passenger and Commercial), Material Type (Fabric, Polyester and Plastic), and Region (APAC, North America, Europe, South America and Middle East & Africa) – Global Forecast to 2025”, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the global Automotive Headliner Market size is projected to grow from $16.6 …

Bally Ribbon supplies woven tapes and elastics

June 3, 2020

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), which designs, develops, and manufactures specialized engineered woven fabrics, announces it is manufacturing urgently needed narrow woven structural tapes and elastics for use in a range of medical items required for the current COVID-19 emergency.  The tapes and elastics are used by manufacturers of facemasks, face shields, gowns and other personal …

AATCC hosts PPE testing webinar series

May 25, 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 …

Oerlikon Nonwoven delivers meltblown technology for European masks

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 …

Stansell announces automated face mask machinery

May 20, 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, …

AMETEK inspection systems support quality PPE

May 15, 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 …