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Personal Protective Equipment

International Filtration News provides ongoing coverage of filtration technology for personal protective equipment (PPE). Visit filtnews.com regularly to stay on top of the latest insights, issues and innovations in filtration for PPE.

Electrospun nanofibrous filters for mitigating viral aerosols

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While mask types may vary, consistency is key to ensure test accuracy

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The N80 cometh

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Facemask fiber arrangements

With COVID-19 having an impact worldwide, International Filtration News is tracking stories relevant to the filtration industry. Filtration media for facemasks and respirators are at the forefront of the COVID-19 response effort, and meeting the demand for these types of filter media is proving to be a challenge. As manufacturers of filter media and others …

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Figure 1. Photos and scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of all the membrane samples investigated in this study.

Under the guidance of Prof. Danmeng Shuai and Prof. Yun Shen, Hongchen Shen and Zhe Zhou are working on their Ph.D. studies within the School of Engineering & Applied Science/Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at The George Washington University. Their work is focused on leveraging nanotechnology for controlling environmental pathogens. Currently, they are carrying …

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Better Mask High Filtration System

Medical device startup Fix The Mask and PPE manufacturer Armbrust American announced the debut of the Better Mask High Filtration System, a kit that increases the protection of a surgical mask when worn with a mask brace. The kit is one of the first devices to meet the new Workplace Performance Plus mask standard from …

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The societal and, in some cases, legal requirement of wearing facemasks in public to protect the user from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has led to an unprecedented increase in demand for high-quality masks. With demand on the rise, there is also an increased need to ensure what is being sold to the public meets the relevant …

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With the ASTM 3502-21 barrier face covering standard, testing is faster and less expensive

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, INDA, The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, was hard at work connecting nonwovens producers with medical facemask, surgical gown and wet wipe manufacturers. Electrostatically charged meltblown media was especially critical, as it is the workhorse of N95-rated facemasks here in the U.S., as well as other high-performance masks …

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