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Hygiene Austria makes face masks for school children

2nd Jun 2020

The Austrian company, Hygiene Austria, is focusing on health protection for children by launching the production of children’s protective face masks just in time for the resumption of school lessons. The company, recently established by Lenzing and Palmers Textil, has been manufacturing mouth-nose and FFP2 protective face masks in Austria up until now.

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TTG launches composite fabric for medical face masks

1st Jun 2020

Trinity Technology Group (TTG) has launched innovative composite fabric for medical face masks. The new fabric uses the latest Airadigm innovation which takes healthcare personnel protection to the next level. The group leveraged expertise in filtration and membrane engineering with extensive performance fabric design knowledge to create the new media.

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India should strengthen supply distribution of PPE: Report

27th May 2020

Strengthening local supply chains, opening borders, tying up with technology companies, optimally utilising trade finance programmes for MSMEs, and leveraging India's vibrant research and development ecosystem are among the key points to address some of the bottlenecks, and strengthen the supply distribution of PPE in both domestic and cross-border...

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö unveils Extia Protect for face masks

26th May 2020

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, which has successfully developed innovative solutions for face mask applications globally, has now unveiled its Extia Protect product range, specifically designed for face mask applications. The company has expanded its capacities for protective medical products, including face mask materials, since the beginning of the COVID-19...

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Mondi to make face masks at new production line in Germany

26th May 2020

Mondi, developer of packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design, is set to build new production lines in its plant in Gronau, Germany, for melt blown nonwoven fabric and surgical face masks. This is part of Mondi’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and respond to increased demand by health authorities and businesses for face...

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IDH launches PPE Dashboard for apparel factories

25th May 2020

IDH (The Sustainable Trade Initiative) has launched a new platform, PPE Dashboard. The platform will support apparel factories to produce the needed equipment that meets the demand and specifications of PPE related to COVID-19. With partners, IDH designs, co-funds new economically viable approaches to realise green and inclusive growth at scale.

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IIT-B develops wash-resistant anti-viral coating for masks

23rd May 2020

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) has developed a wash-resistant coating for textiles—called Duraprot technology—that cross-links anti-bacterial and anti-viral components on to fibres through a simple dipping process. The coating is retained after several wash cycles and has been tested for 20 washes, a prerequisite as per textile...

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IFabric’s antiviral treatment kills Covid 19

21st May 2020

IFabric has said that its antiviral treatment has been found to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of the current pandemic. It said that Protx2 treated fabrics demonstrated a greater than 99.9 per cent reduction in active viral loads on the tested fabrics. The testing was carried out by an internationally recognised, independent...

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Pompea makes face masks with Q-SKIN yarn by Fulgar

20th May 2020

Pompea, an Italian hosiery brand, has chosen to join the fight against the current COVID-19 pandemic by dedicating a tranche of its production to the manufacture of masks with filters for the exclusive use of the community, made entirely in Italy. The company is using Fulgar’s Q-SKIN bacteriostatic yarn, famous for its high performance in the sport...

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