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Aachen University tests fabrics to inactivate coronavirus

11th Jun 2020

Researchers from Freie Universität Berlin at the Institute for Animal and Environmental Hygiene and the RWTH Aachen University have joined hands to make new PPE. The testing was conducted in the context of the EIT Health Project ViruShield, supported by the European Union, to discover alternative filter materials for face masks that inactivate...

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Argar comes up with antiviral, antibacterial fabrics

5th Jun 2020

Italian protective fabrics developer and manufacturer Argar has come up with new antiviral and antibacterial fabrics which use an innovative technology to kill viruses and bacteria, ensuring effective protection against contamination and their transmission. The fabrics also undergo a water-resistant treatment to prevent transmission through droplets.

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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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Carbonado introduces face masks with ViralOff tech

1st Jun 2020

Carbonado, Indian company Bplugd IOT’s flagship brand and an award-winning maker of high-tech urban mobility gear, has introduced AerFit NEO respirators which have been treated with Polygiene ViralOff technology. AerFit NEO is a filtering face-piece respirator (face mask) that is reusable. The company has a broad distribution network in India.

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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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