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Protective Apparel


Creating a more breathable, reusable N95 mask

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Rapid growth expected for medical textiles

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

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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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Reicofil testing lines at its technology center in Troisdorf, Germany, producing emergency meltblown

With shortages of PPE constantly making headlines over the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized, more than ever, the world’s current reliance on synthetic polymers and fibers in single-use disposables. Where will this leave initiatives to develop more sustainable fibers and encourage longer lasting products, with the end goal of eventually achieving a …

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Reifenhäuser Reicofil

The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the reliance by the U.S. on Asian supply chains for much-needed Personal Protective Equipment essential to deal with the situation. Of primary importance is the supply of medical/surgical facemasks and gowns for healthcare workers. INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is currently assisting many government groups trying to …

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Cut-Tex Pro cut-resistant fabric

UK based PPSS Group has a fine global reputation when it comes to high performance body armour and their passionate desire to protect public facing frontline professionals, such as police, prison and security professionals. However, it really is their knitted cut resistant fabric Cut-Tex® PRO that has made headlines over the recent months. The firm …

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