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Why is meltblown the material of choice for PPE and facemasks?

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The dark art of whisky distillation and clean water for the Highlands

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The future of filtration — How does COVID-19 change the filtration industry?

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Meltblown filter media

Meltblown has risen from a commodity nonwoven material for select applications to front-and-center in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meltblown is created via an integrated extrusion process. It utilizes a stream of hot, high-velocity air to blow a molten thermoplastic resin from an extruder die tip onto a forming belt or rotary conveyor with …

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Copper stills at Glennfiddich in Dufftown.

Did you know? In Scotland and Canada, it’s “whisky” … But in the Ireland, the U.S. and elsewhere, it’s “whiskey” … So while we’re not beyond the occasional typo here at IFN, in this case there is a method to our madness.  The filter practices and processes of whisky manufacturers are often closely guarded secrets …

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Coronavirus

In light of the recent coronavirus pandemic, it seems there is opportunity for technology development in the area of filtration to protect against the spread of airborne viruses. While there is some debate about how viable COVID-19 is as an airborne threat, the shortage of facemasks and supply chain challenges in acquiring needed raw materials …

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