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Protective Apparel


Creating a more breathable, reusable N95 mask

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Global perspectives on the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from COVID-19

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No alternatives to synthetics and single-use in the fight against COVID-19

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HOPE Facemask

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading worldwide, International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to the textile fiber industry. Facemasks, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and wipes are among the fiber-intensive technologies particularly relevant to the COVID-19 response effort. And as manufacturers of these technologies and others struggle to meet global demand in the face of the …

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NatureWorks’ Ingeo PLA biopolymer

NatureWorks, Nonwovens Institute collaboration produces an innovative new filter media As the world faces a critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical workers confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, a long-standing partnership between NatureWorks and the Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at North Carolina State University (NC State) has resulted in a new spunbond nonwoven technology that …

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Fabric Folding Line

Bierrebi is a design and manufacturing company that operates in the segment of automatic cutting machinery for the textile and health care industries. Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013, the company was founded in Bologna, Italy, in 1963, and has constantly grown in the market through the adoption and development of innovative technologies and …

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SUKANO’s antiviral masterbatch technology can provide protection for PPE items like facemasks

Many viruses have been shown to survive on surfaces, including metal, cardboard and plastic. However, plastic items can be treated to trap and inhibit the replication of viruses. Sukano has developed Antiviral Masterbatches for PET and PA fibers that have a strong antiviral effect on the plastic parts, while also potentially helping to reduce waste …

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Nonwoven fiber production facility

In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the supply chain challenges this global emergency has presented for the manufacture of critical nonwoven-intensive products, such as personal protective equipment (masks, gowns, hair covers, shoe covers, etc.) and wipes of various kinds, IFJ reached out to leading nonwoven industry associations in China, Europe and North …

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