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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.

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

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The N80 cometh

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Chase Machine and Engineering sees a bright future for filtration

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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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Polymer Nanothread Filter

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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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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Guy Gil, President Chase Machine and Engineering

Chase Machine and Engineering, founded in 1954, designs and builds custom machinery with a primary focus on the integration of various technologies into continuous and intermittent web converting applications. Technologies such as ultrasonics, thermal bonding, impulse welding, band sealing, hot air and RF welding, CO2 lasers and adhesive dispensing, along with a variety of printing …

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Ahlstrom- Munksjö’s TenderGuard, including BioBased and BioFilter fabrics, is designed for civil use and source control for infectious disease. The technology is biodegradable and compostable under controlled conditions according to European Norm EN13432. TenderGuard Natural and Smooth fabrics are designed for medical facemasks. They are protective, hypoallergenic, and environmentally friendly. TenderGuard BioBased can be used …

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