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Taiwan's Medtecs displays new PPE lines at INDEX20 expo

Oct '21
Pic: Medtecs
Pic: Medtecs
Medtecs, the leading provider of PPE and hospital services from Taiwan, is displaying its three main PPE lines to prevent health-care associated infections (HAIs), at INDEX20, in booth Medtecs, 1225. The leading nonwovens exhibition, organised by European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA), starts today in Geneva.

Medtecs is showcasing its three main PPE lines, CoverU series, medical grade face masks, and Medtecs Shield collections. Through the exhibition, Medtecs hopes to demonstrate its mission and technological capacity with respect to medical protective equipment and provide new solutions to the daily protection needs in the current and the post-pandemic era, the company said in a press release.

Renowned as one of the world's three largest nonwovens exhibitions together with the IDEA in USA and ANEX in Asia, INDEX is held once every three years and comprises a total of six categories including, filtration, geotextiles & civil engineering, hygiene and cleaning, medical: infection prevention, transportation, and packaging, attracting prominent exhibitors of the nonwovens industry from around the world. More than 730 nonwovens exhibitors from over 43 countries have registered to date and it is expected that the exhibition will attract 12,700 visitors from more than 100 countries. A virtual exhibition will also be made available online for the first time in history to accommodate the pandemic and to engage people who are unable to physically attend.

The purpose of the coverall is to shield the whole or part of the body from risk of infection, which it provides an added layer of protection for healthcare workers and patients to prevent reciprocal infection. CoverU disposable coveralls are made with PPSB and air-permeable PE for breathability and water resistance, which effectively shield healthcare workers from contact with contagious body fluids. This product passes synthetic blood permeability tests and has been certified for Cat. III Type 6(B) in the EU and ASTM F1670 and ASTM F1671 in the US.

As the struggle against COVID-19 stretches on and international flights resume for business and study purposes, fly jackets offer the potential to minimise contact with viruses and reduce risk of infection in an enclosed environment such as the aircraft cabin. CoverU fly jackets are made with four layers of nonwoven SMMS, and have passed Level 1 certification of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) to be capable of blocking fluids as well as suspended solids and dust in the air. CoverU fly jacket features a half-body design and is equipped with a transparent face shield to provide total upper body protection. Compared to a coverall, the fly jacket is easier to put on and take off, making it a more accessible protective gear for the general public.

Medtecs Shield Anti-Viral Spray utilises the latest nanocomposite technology in 2021, and incorporates silver ions with properties such as self-cleaning and ultra-high temperature resistance (up to 500°C). When activated, the nanocomposite forms a highly reactive anti-viral and anti-bacterial film on the surface that effectively inhibits viruses and bacteria such as COVID-19, SARS, enterovirus, influenza A, escherichia coli, candidiasis, and more. The solution passes SGS biocompatibility test; it contains no alcohol and does not cause harm to the environment or irritation to the skin. Spraying repeatedly on the same surface provides up to 180 days of sustained anti-viral effect.

Medtecs offers medical face masks that are dual-certified for ASTM Level 1 in the US and EN14683 Type IIR in Europe with a bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) of 99 per cent. Aside from protection features, Medtecs has focused on diversifying its offering by introducing face masks in multiple colours, and by cooperating with government agencies and organisers of major international sports events in designing co-branded masks.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

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