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Morocco's Lamatem to produce PPE for govt

3rd Apr 2020

Morocco's Lamatem will provide the government with medical textile products, including coveralls, gowns, medical hats and overshoes, to face the COVID-19 crisis, the industry ministry announced recently. The initiative adds to a new program to boost medical equipment production under the National Agency for the Promotion of Small and Mid-Sized...

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RadiciGroup to give PPE for healthcare centres & hospitals

3rd Apr 2020

RadiciGroup is set to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare centres and hospitals to fight against COVID-19. The company has 10,000 metres of fabric, which has passed the lamination test with plastic film produced by the local company Plastik, to produce gowns, caps and shoe covers to protect doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers.

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Welspun to use capacity to make disinfectant wipes, masks

2nd Apr 2020

India's Welspun Group is switching capacities at its textiles plant in Gujarat's Anjar to manufacture disinfectant wipes and masks to meet the demand-supply gap for personal protection equipment. It plans to manufacture a few hundred thousand masks and wipes in the coming weeks for workers on duty during the COVID-19 pandemic, said its chairman BK...

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Bond-Laminates’ fire resistant tepex with no additives

1st Apr 2020

Bond-Laminates’ tepex continuous-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials have been shown to have excellent fire resistance even without flame-retardant additives due to the special structure of the semi-finished products. The investigations to show this have been carried out by the Lanxess subsidiary, partly in cooperation with external...

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Zilingo has capacity to supply gloves, masks: CEO

31st Mar 2020

Zilingo, a Singapore-based technology & commerce platform, is able to supply for stocks of FDA approved grade PPE such as Nitrile gloves, N95, kn95 and surgical masks, single use gowns and medical grade protective suits for hospitals across India, Indonesia and Singapore. The company can now deliver this worldwide, its co-founder & CEO Ankiti Bose has...

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Ukrainian Textile-Contact starts sewing protective apparel

27th Mar 2020

Ukraine's Textile-Contact Group has started manufacturing protective gowns, shoe protectors, forearm sleeves and masks at its TC-Style garment factory in Chernihiv. Two more garment factories in Lubny in Poltava region and Korosten in Zhytomyr region will soon join the effort, group founder Oleksandr Sokolovsky recently said in a Facebook post.

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ASTM provides public access to standards used for COVID-19

26th Mar 2020

Global standards organisation ASTM International is providing no-cost public access to a suite of 2 dozen important standards used in production and testing of personal protective equipment to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health emergency. The standards cover personal protective equipment including face masks, medical gowns, glove and hand...

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PPSS Group unveils Cut-Tex PRO fabric in black colour

26th Mar 2020

UK-based PPSS Group has unveiled a black version of its high performance cut resistant fabric Cut-Tex PRO, after several years of extensive research and development. Cut-Tex PRO enables uniform, workwear and tactical apparel manufacturers to incorporate a dependable and ultra-durable cut resistant fabric into their garment designs to help protect...

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Reifenhäuser Reicofil converts lines to produce face masks

26th Mar 2020

German machinery and plant manufacturer Reifenhäuser Reicofil has temporarily converted two of its own meltblown test lines to production and is hence supplying material for up to one million face masks daily. This is the company's response to the current emergency in the supply of medical protective material due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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