6th May 2020
ACAMP, an Alberta non-profit organisation helping companies develop high-tech products, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Alberta, has designed a reusable respirator to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The respirator’s filters can be washed and are reusable. Their effectiveness has been tested against N95-rated respirators.
5th May 2020
Aspen Surgical Products, Inc, a leader in surgical disposable products, announced the acquisition of Precept Medical Products. Precept designs, manufactures, and markets nonwoven, single-use disposable protective medical apparel that addresses infection control challenges faced by healthcare professionals, with a strong emphasis on the US market.
1st May 2020
Amidst increasing demand for Covid-19 respiratory protective gear, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA) have signed a deal with Honeywell to purchase 24 million N95 masks as part of a city stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE). Production of the masks will start in May and continue for 24 months.
1st May 2020
Sanitized has entered into an agreement with Consolidated Pathways Midland, Michigan US to globally promote the Sanitized odour-management, hygiene function, and material protection technologies to brands and retailers. Consolidated Pathways will also support the advancement of the trusted Sanitized Quality Seal and related branding concepts.
30th Apr 2020
HanesBrands is using its apparel design and manufacturing expertise to make more than 20 million medical gowns to be distributed by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency to hospitals and healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has delivered more than 60 million cloth face coverings of the more than 320 million it is manufacturing.
27th Apr 2020
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation is supporting US healthcare system to fight Covid-19. It is leading recovery efforts through coordination and communication, manufacturing assistance, and post crisis recovery planning. As part of this, IACMI led a University of Tennessee effort to create 3d-printed frames for face shields.
22nd Apr 2020
UK manufacturer Promethean Particles has joined hands with textile companies and leading research facilities to study the possible anti-viral properties of its copper nanoparticles, designed for use in fabrics and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the healthcare sector. The company has played a crucial role in developing antimicrobial textiles.
21st Apr 2020
Ford has taken several steps to help fight Covid-19 pandemic. With design and testing consultation from 3M, Ford has designed a new powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) which is being produced at its Vreeland facility. The company is also producing face masks for internal use globally and leading efforts to manufacture reusable gowns from airbag...
20th Apr 2020
Textile industry is increasingly realising the importance of reusable protective medical garments as the COVID-19 crisis leads to shortages of PPE for medical staff, according to TRSA which says that there is ample evidence showing reusable medical textiles are better for the environment and should be a major part of the nation's stockpile and supply...