Sonobond Ultrasonics produces machinery that creates regulatory-compliant barrier seams for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including facemasks, medical gowns, wound dressings and other woven/nonwoven synthetic textile medical supplies that must protect users from blood-borne pathogens. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, when greater supplies of PPE are required by hospital staff, first responders, and other healthcare providers, Sonobond Ultrasonics’ textile assembly machines help manufacturers increase production speeds for these critical items.
However, applications extend beyond medical textiles to include other items that protect users from water and other fluids. Protective apparel, such as body armor and ballistic components, hazmat gear, as well as incontinence panties, cleaning wipes and leak-proof sterilization pouches are some of the non-medical protective products assembled with Sonobond machinery.
Ultrasonics is the preferred assembly method for medical PPE, body armor, hazmat gear, and other products that must protect users from blood-borne pathogens – like wound dressings with sealed edges and leak-proof sterilization pouches for medical and dental instruments that enable safe handling while these instruments are sterilized. The technology utilizes high-frequency sound waves that cause heating and plasticization of synthetic materials, producing the high-quality, regulatory-compliant bonds that eliminate leaking issues caused by stitch holes and glue gaps.
Our machinery quickly creates these strong, sealed edges and secure, leak-proof seams at increased production speeds, while providing improved quality of finished items. Additionally, no thread, adhesives, tapes or other consumables are required, reducing production costs.
Sonobond Ultrasonics offers no-charge, no obligation textile bonding viability tests to produce sample assemblies using a manufacturer’s own nonwoven or synthetic materials. This allows them to evaluate the results and confirm the quality of our process before placing an order.
While all our ultrasonic assembly machines produce regulatory-compliant barrier seams, our SeamMaster® Ultrasonic Sewing Machines are most often requested because of their versatility and ease of use. Their advantages include:
- Rotary operation that softens and fuses the synthetic materials and quickly creates strong, sealed, smooth, and soft-to-the-touch seams.
- Minimal training required since they resemble and operate like conventional sewing machines.
- Wide variety of assembly applications, including facemasks, disposable medical gowns, lint-free wound dressings, pillow and mattress covers, body armor, hazmat gear, incontinence panties and pouches for sterilizing and storing medical instruments.
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