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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.

The N80 cometh

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Chase Machine and Engineering sees a bright future for filtration

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PPE assembly methods

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The SeamMaster® Ultrasonic Sewing Machine

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, when greater supplies of personal protective equipment are critically needed by hospital staff, first responders, and other healthcare providers, Sonobond Ultrasonics’ textile assembly machines help manufacturers increase production speeds while producing the barrier seams that satisfy regulatory requirements. Advantages of ultrasonic technology Ultrasonics is the preferred assembly method for PPE, …

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ELSNER range of solutions

From surgical drapes and gowns to canister wipes and spiral-wound filters, ELSNER has helped dozens of customers maintain throughput and boost productivity by implementing automation into their production lines. With manufacturers needing more resilience to disruption for the future as they continue to face ongoing challenges with the COVID-19 crisis, there’s never been a time …

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Chart - number of CATER Masks per quarter

Three billion people are wearing masks every day to reduce the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus. No mitigation option compares to providing them with tight fitting and efficient protection. When both transmitter and recipient wear masks with a fitted filtration efficiency (FFE) of 90%, the net result is 99% virus capture (i.e., 99% solution). It …

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Small-diameter carbon nanotubes

Facemask materials, surface treatments, intelligent sensors & carbon nanotubes That the COVID-19 pandemic has been a driver for filtration industry innovation is beyond dispute, and one of the commercial inventions of the year is undoubtedly the new bicomponent spunbond nonwoven material that can serve as an effective N95 facemask filter – without the need for …

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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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