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21.05.2021

Alchemie Technology and HeiQ create sustainable textile finishing partnership

Alchemie Technology, a leader in waterless, digital on-demand, smart dyeing technology, has today announced its partnership with HeiQ, a leader in textile innovation, as it prepares the production rollout of its NOVARATM digital multifunction finishing solution to the global textile market in Q3 this year.

NOVARA can apply single-sided, or simultaneous two-sided, coating of multiple finishes to specific areas of textile. For example, combining anti-odour and water repellence in one material.

“For example, using NOVARA for single-sided finishing of HeiQ Viroblock required 52% less chemistry, 66% water reduction and 50% less energy, whilst achieving a 99.7% reduction in antimicrobial activity after 15 washes at 400celsius. With the huge demand for high-performance antibacterial, antiviral finishing for face masks, medical apparel, gym wear, home furnishing, mattresses, and textiles for high-risk, high traffic areas such as train, plane seats, and more, our combined technology is critical for increasing protection and reducing environmental impact of these products” says Dr Simon Kew, Managing Director, Alchemie Technology.

Alchemie Technology, a leader in waterless, digital on-demand, smart dyeing technology, has today announced its partnership with HeiQ, a leader in textile innovation, as it prepares the production rollout of its NOVARATM digital multifunction finishing solution to the global textile market in Q3 this year.

NOVARA can apply single-sided, or simultaneous two-sided, coating of multiple finishes to specific areas of textile. For example, combining anti-odour and water repellence in one material.

“For example, using NOVARA for single-sided finishing of HeiQ Viroblock required 52% less chemistry, 66% water reduction and 50% less energy, whilst achieving a 99.7% reduction in antimicrobial activity after 15 washes at 400celsius. With the huge demand for high-performance antibacterial, antiviral finishing for face masks, medical apparel, gym wear, home furnishing, mattresses, and textiles for high-risk, high traffic areas such as train, plane seats, and more, our combined technology is critical for increasing protection and reducing environmental impact of these products” says Dr Simon Kew, Managing Director, Alchemie Technology.

NOVARA also enables unique lifestyle product innovations at lower production cost for fashion, sportswear, technical clothing, and upholstery such as combining sustainable odour control, skin care additives, and fragrance finishing, without impacting breathability, hand feel or wicking. It is suitable for finishing all fabric types, from 50 - 1000 gsm, including polyester, cotton, nylon and polycotton.

15.04.2021

Brodelec uses Direct-To-Fabric Printing with Kornit Digital Printing Technology

Brodelec chose to broaden its scope of activity by investing in the Kornit Presto S.

Dominique Willems, CEO at Brodelec, comments: "We had already seen a strong trend for personalized items, whether in the furniture or fashion sector, but since the beginning of the pandemic we have seen a strong growth in requests for small-scale personalization. And that's exactly where Kornit offers us a solution with incredible durability and quality, perfectly suited to our needs."

Brodelec chose to broaden its scope of activity by investing in the Kornit Presto S.

Dominique Willems, CEO at Brodelec, comments: "We had already seen a strong trend for personalized items, whether in the furniture or fashion sector, but since the beginning of the pandemic we have seen a strong growth in requests for small-scale personalization. And that's exactly where Kornit offers us a solution with incredible durability and quality, perfectly suited to our needs."

He continues: "The Kornit Presto S has allowed us to bring our latest project to life: the creation of a website entirely dedicated to ordering custom masks. Thanks to an online editor and our 200 models, our customers can order their masks in quantities ranging from 1 to several thousand pieces if necessary. As the Kornit Presto is free of certain technical and chemical constraints and has adapted perfectly to Brodelec's workflow system; we are currently printing more than 10,000 masks per week and can respond to requests within extremely short deadlines while guaranteeing quality and sharpness of detail. The masks meet the recommendations of the AFNOR and are designed with a fabric that filters out particles in the air by over 90%! Therefore, the designed and printed fabric masks are designated as category 1 and meet the UNS1 standards. They are distributed after testing for 60 washes."

07.04.2021

NCTO: Importance of the U.S. Textile Industry to Lifesaving PPE & the Economy

National Council of Textiles Organization (NCTO) member Parkdale Mills hosted Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) at the company’s Magnolia Manufacturing plant in Hillsville, Va. today to showcase the critical role the company and the industry has played in producing lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE) to aid frontline health-care workers and the country during the pandemic.

Parkdale’s facility in Hillsville, Va. is a key yarn spinning hub contributing to a major face mask initiative bringing together several U.S. companies and more than 5,000 workers as part of the Biden administration’s pledge to provide 25 million reusable face masks to communities hit hard by the pandemic.

National Council of Textiles Organization (NCTO) member Parkdale Mills hosted Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) at the company’s Magnolia Manufacturing plant in Hillsville, Va. today to showcase the critical role the company and the industry has played in producing lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE) to aid frontline health-care workers and the country during the pandemic.

Parkdale’s facility in Hillsville, Va. is a key yarn spinning hub contributing to a major face mask initiative bringing together several U.S. companies and more than 5,000 workers as part of the Biden administration’s pledge to provide 25 million reusable face masks to communities hit hard by the pandemic.

“Parkdale Mills thanks Senator Kaine for his leadership on policies that help bolster our company and the entire textile industry. We are proud to be part of an initiative that is bringing together American companies to produce 100% American-made masks for community health centers, soup kitchens and food banks across the country,” said Davis Warlick of Parkdale Mills. “With the support of our government and leaders like Senator Kaine, our industry is demonstrating its ability and capacity to make critical items here for the long term.”

Kim Glas, President and CEO of NCTO said: “We want to sincerely thank Senator Kaine for his leadership in supporting American manufacturers, which have played a vital role in our economy as well as the nationwide effort to produce critical PPE and medical textiles for a nation in crisis. We are grateful to the senator and the Biden administration for prioritizing domestic manufacturers and the U.S. workforce. The U.S. textile industry is a vital contributor to the U.S economy and policies that Senator Kaine supports help bolster the onshoring of PPE and critical items, which in turn spurs employment and investment in the American manufacturing base.”

27.03.2021

NCTO: Biden Administration awards Contracts for American-Made Face Masks

The Biden Administration has awarded two contracts to National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) members Parkdale Mills and Ferrara Manufacturing Inc., following through on the President’s pledge to procure millions of fully Made in America face masks for community health centers, food pantries and soup kitchens across the country.  A third contract is expected to be awarded to a small business early next week.

North Carolina headquartered Parkdale Mills, the nation’s largest cotton yarn spinner, has partnered with Ferrara Manufacturing, a tailored clothing company based in New York City’s garment center whose workforce is union represented by Workers United/SEIU, to manufacture over 17 million reusable masks. The government said it could purchase up to a maximum of 22.2 million masks under the two contracts announced today. The masks will be Berry compliant and thus 100% U.S.-made.

The Biden Administration has awarded two contracts to National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) members Parkdale Mills and Ferrara Manufacturing Inc., following through on the President’s pledge to procure millions of fully Made in America face masks for community health centers, food pantries and soup kitchens across the country.  A third contract is expected to be awarded to a small business early next week.

North Carolina headquartered Parkdale Mills, the nation’s largest cotton yarn spinner, has partnered with Ferrara Manufacturing, a tailored clothing company based in New York City’s garment center whose workforce is union represented by Workers United/SEIU, to manufacture over 17 million reusable masks. The government said it could purchase up to a maximum of 22.2 million masks under the two contracts announced today. The masks will be Berry compliant and thus 100% U.S.-made.

Ferrara Manufacturing and Parkdale Mills will contract with additional U.S. companies across the manufacturing supply chain, employing nearly 5,000 American workers as a result of these awards.  Parkdale will be utilizing yarn from their facilities in NC, VA, and GA and Ferrara will deploy their cut and sew operations in New York City.

The U.S. textile industry has produced over a billion lifesaving PPE and other medical products over the last year.  Since the spring of 2020, both Ferrara and Parkdale have retooled their production chains to help produce millions of masks and gowns to help workers on the frontlines. 

25.01.2021

NCTO: Statement on "Made in America" executive order

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement today on the White House announcement that President Biden will sign an executive order today, “ensuring the future of America is Made in America by all of America’s workers.”  Further, NCTO launched a new industry video campaign today that outlines steps the Biden administration and Congress must take to re-shore the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the entire supply chain for critical products. The video can be found here: MakeAmericanPPE.

National Council of Textile Organizations President and CEO Kim Glas said:
“We commend President Biden for taking action in his first days in office to strengthen our domestic supply chain and manufacturing base with a “Made in America” executive order directing the federal government to spend taxpayer dollars on American-made goods produced by American workers using American-made components.

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement today on the White House announcement that President Biden will sign an executive order today, “ensuring the future of America is Made in America by all of America’s workers.”  Further, NCTO launched a new industry video campaign today that outlines steps the Biden administration and Congress must take to re-shore the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the entire supply chain for critical products. The video can be found here: MakeAmericanPPE.

National Council of Textile Organizations President and CEO Kim Glas said:
“We commend President Biden for taking action in his first days in office to strengthen our domestic supply chain and manufacturing base with a “Made in America” executive order directing the federal government to spend taxpayer dollars on American-made goods produced by American workers using American-made components.

Increasing the domestic procurement threshold and the price preferences for domestic goods under the current Buy American law will bolster domestic production and stimulate more investment in U.S. manufacturing.

We believe it is critical that taxpayer dollars are used to invest in American manufacturing and our workforce. It is essential that we close loopholes in our Buy America laws, expand application and product coverage of domestic content rules, and close unnecessary contract waivers that undermine American manufacturing and its workforce.
 
We look forward to working with the Biden administration and Congress on immediately strengthening our domestic procurement laws. The COVID-19 crisis was exacerbated when foreign supply chains broke down leaving our frontline workers vulnerable, underscoring the vital need for America to manufacture essential medical products at home. We look forward to working with the Biden administration on implementing this Executive Order, and with members of Congress to push critical bipartisan legislation to help ensure this onshoring effort is fully realized.

We also sincerely thank Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC) for their leadership in sending a recent letter to President Biden, requesting the president prioritize “Made in America” personal protective equipment (PPE) purchases and outlining key steps the administration can take to produce and procure quality American-made PPE for frontline workers.”

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NCTO USA textile industry face masks Covid-19
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National Council of Textile Organizations

24.01.2021

NCTO: Letter to President Biden to prioritize American manufactors

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC) wrote to President Biden calling on the Administration to prioritize purchasing fully made in America Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The lawmakers outline four steps the Administration can take now to ensure our frontline workers have products needed to effectively carryout their critical responsibilities and to support domestic manufacturers who are ready to scale up production and help keep workers healthy and safe.

In their letter, Brown and Manning call on President Biden, through Executive Order and legislative efforts, to:

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC) wrote to President Biden calling on the Administration to prioritize purchasing fully made in America Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The lawmakers outline four steps the Administration can take now to ensure our frontline workers have products needed to effectively carryout their critical responsibilities and to support domestic manufacturers who are ready to scale up production and help keep workers healthy and safe.

In their letter, Brown and Manning call on President Biden, through Executive Order and legislative efforts, to:

  1. Prioritize the purchase of fully made in America PPE “Berry compliant” to help continue bolstering the U.S. supply chain regardless of purchasing agency;
  2. Issue long-term contracts directly to domestic manufacturers when possible to help bolster the domestic supply chains;
  3. Adopt a contracting purchase methodology that uses “Best Value” criteria versus “Lowest Price Technically Acceptable” criteria; and
  4. Designate a point person in charge of coordinating the government’s efforts to procure PPE and other medical equipment who is responsible for meeting regularly with key domestic manufacturing stakeholders.

A full copy of Brown and Manning’s letter can be found here.

Weitere Informationen:
NCTO USA textile industry face masks Covid-19
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National Council of Textile Organizations

21.01.2021

NCTO welcomes President Biden’s action plan and Covid-19 Response

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement today welcoming President Biden’s action plan and COVID-19 response, accompanied by a series of executive orders, including an order signed today to strengthen U.S. supply chains by directing federal agencies to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) to address shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and related vaccine supplies.

“We are closely reviewing President Biden’s national strategic plan to confront the pandemic and welcome the executive order signed today to strengthen our supply chains by directing all federal agencies to use the Defense Production Act to address shortages of personal protective equipment, vaccine supplies and essential products. These are important steps that will help ramp up critical manufacturing of these essential PPE products and other critically needed supplies like tests and vaccines.”

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement today welcoming President Biden’s action plan and COVID-19 response, accompanied by a series of executive orders, including an order signed today to strengthen U.S. supply chains by directing federal agencies to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) to address shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and related vaccine supplies.

“We are closely reviewing President Biden’s national strategic plan to confront the pandemic and welcome the executive order signed today to strengthen our supply chains by directing all federal agencies to use the Defense Production Act to address shortages of personal protective equipment, vaccine supplies and essential products. These are important steps that will help ramp up critical manufacturing of these essential PPE products and other critically needed supplies like tests and vaccines.”

American manufacturers have been at the forefront of the effort to build a domestic PPE supply chain since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. textile industry retooled production and operations virtually overnight, producing millions of face masks, isolation gowns, testing swabs and other critical medical textiles.

The industry is dedicated to making significant investments in automated equipment for PPE, but the industry needs long-term, multiyear contracts to help realize that investment.

The deployment of DPA is one of the critical tools that will help incentivize investment in equipment, propel the hiring of U.S. workers and expand these critical production chains.

Since its inception, the DPA has been utilized by the Department of Defense to make critical investments in domestic textile manufacturing infrastructure and capacity, creating private-public partnerships through the government’s capital investments under the DPA and guaranteeing purchases through long-term contracts.  

NCTO applaud President Biden’s action and anticipate further steps including a reported order that will seek to strengthen government procurement of U.S. products in the coming days. NCTO appreciate President Biden outlining the “National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness” a series of actions and steps the administration will undertake to deploy and manufacture the vaccine and other essential products.

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National Council of Textile Organizations

Sorpol Ltd. brings American antiviral technology to Israel (c) Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR055
19.01.2021

Ascend Performance Materials: Sorpol Ltd. brings American antiviral technology to Israel

Sorpol Ltd., a leading importer and distributor of industrial raw materials in Israel, has launched a website to sell Acteev Protect™ masks, made in the USA by polyamide manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials. The two companies also plan to partner in the distribution of Acteev surgical masks, N95 respirators, nonwoven media and textile fabrics as they become available.

Laboratory tests have demonstrated Acteev fabric effective at deactivating 99.9% of the viruses SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, and H1N1, a flu virus. Acteev technology also eliminates bacteria and fungi.

Ofer Soreq, Sorpol’s marketing director, said the Acteev Protect line fits in neatly with the mission of the company.

Sorpol Ltd., a leading importer and distributor of industrial raw materials in Israel, has launched a website to sell Acteev Protect™ masks, made in the USA by polyamide manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials. The two companies also plan to partner in the distribution of Acteev surgical masks, N95 respirators, nonwoven media and textile fabrics as they become available.

Laboratory tests have demonstrated Acteev fabric effective at deactivating 99.9% of the viruses SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, and H1N1, a flu virus. Acteev technology also eliminates bacteria and fungi.

Ofer Soreq, Sorpol’s marketing director, said the Acteev Protect line fits in neatly with the mission of the company.

Recent testing on Acteev fabric completed at the University of Cambridge has demonstrated that Acteev technology deactivates the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, with 99.9% efficacy on contact. Ascend has submitted several masks designs to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to obtain the appropriate regulatory clearances to make specific claims regarding the technology’s antiviral properties in the United States.

In addition to antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial protection, the washable, reusable masks are lightweight, breathable and odor-fighting, making them comfortable to wear during a long shift at work or for outdoor workouts.

Acteev Protect shows promise for use beyond masks, according to Ascend. The technology was originally developed for workout wear, and now the company is working on textile applications ranging from gloves to scrubs to high-end athleisure

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EMG / Ascend Performance Materials

HeiQu: Carlo Centonze and his daughter Anna (c) HeiQ
Carlo Centonze and his daughter Anna
20.11.2020

HeiQ Viroblock wins Swiss Technology Award 2020

The Swiss Technology Award announced the 2020 prizes, and among all the notable finalist innovations of the year, HeiQ was bestowed the highest honor as First Prize Winner for its breakthrough antiviral textile technology HeiQ Viroblock.

Developed in record time and launched after the Swiss authorities announced the lockdown in March 2020, HeiQ Viroblock has had a major impact on the global textile industry and is being unprecedently adopted by mills around the world.

The Swiss Technology Award announced the 2020 prizes, and among all the notable finalist innovations of the year, HeiQ was bestowed the highest honor as First Prize Winner for its breakthrough antiviral textile technology HeiQ Viroblock.

Developed in record time and launched after the Swiss authorities announced the lockdown in March 2020, HeiQ Viroblock has had a major impact on the global textile industry and is being unprecedently adopted by mills around the world.

The technology that makes HeiQ Viroblock a unique innovation
What exemplifies HeiQ Viroblock is its ability to turn any fabric antiviral. It’s among the first textile technologies in the world to be proven effective against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). HeiQ Viroblock consists of a combination of HeiQ’s patent-pending vesicle and silver technologies. The two mechanisms of attack result in an over 99.9% destruction of viruses in 5 minutes that is unrivaled in the industry. HeiQ Viroblock is a unique patent-pending formulation of 72% bio-based ingredients, made with 100% cosmetic-grade materials from the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients list. HeiQ Viroblock is also a shining example of Swiss cooperation between academics and the industry. The silver technology was developed at ETHZ (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich), the vesicle technology at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), and the production was scaled up at FHNW (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz).

HeiQ Viroblock has demonstrated unparalleled speed from laboratory to consumer
HeiQ launched the new antiviral textile technology HeiQ Viroblock on March 16, 2020 – two hours after Switzerland declared a state of emergency. This was made possible with the indispensable support of Swiss research Partner FHNW and the EPFL which helped accelerate product validation. The fast scale-up of production was enabled by the FHNW School of Life Sciences with their new Process Technology Center (PTC) by special permit. With its agile operations and global footprint, HeiQ also brought HeiQ Viroblock face masks and other PPE (personal protection equipment) to different corners of the world where are needed. Now, Swiss consumers can also acquire HeiQ Viroblock enhanced face masks online.

Reacting to the news of HeiQ Viroblock winning this year’s Swiss Tech Award, Co-founder and CEO Carlo Centonze says: “I am both amazed and honored that HeiQ has won this award a second time in just ten years, and from among some incredible tech innovation finalists. It confirms our resolve to push the boundaries and push innovations to help the world with its most pressing and imminent problems. This award is recognition for our company and team that have spared no efforts to develop and launch HeiQ Viroblock at such speed and make a valuable contribution to the global pandemic efforts. We remain true to our mission: enhancing the everyday lives of people with smart and efficient textile effects.”

 

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HeiQ

Erste Schweizer «Community Mask» mit TESTEX-Label von Schoeller Textil AG und Forster Rohner AG Foto: Schoeller Textil AG
Erste Schweizer «Community Mask» mit TESTEX-Label von Schoeller Textil AG und Forster Rohner AG
21.08.2020

Erste Schweizer «Community Mask» mit TESTEX-Label von Schoeller Textil AG und Forster Rohner AG

Ab sofort ist die erste Stoffmaske mit dem offiziellen Prüflabel «TESTEX Community Mask» bei den beiden Schweizer Textilfirmen Schoeller Textil AG und Forster Rohner AG erhältlich. Seit Mai haben die beiden Unternehmen bereits ihre Masken mit offizieller Empfehlung der EMPA im Angebot. Die nachhaltigen und wirtschaftlichen Qualitätsprodukte bestehen aus grösstenteils recyceltem Funktionsgewebe, das sich am Ende seines Lebenszyklus wieder recyceln lässt.

Mit dem Produkt der beiden Ostschweizer Firmen Schoeller Textil AG und Forster Rohner AG erhält der Schweizer Markt nun die erste Textilmaske, welche neu das Label «TESTEX Community Mask» trägt. Gemeinsam mit der EMPA hat TESTEX ein Prüfverfahren entwickelt, bei dem Textilmasken auf Filterfunktion, Spritzwiderstand, Tragekomfort, Wiederverwendbarkeit und zusätzliche Textilverträglichkeit getestet werden. Zwischenzeitlich haben sich zahlreiche Schweizer und internationale Endverbraucher*innen sowie Mitarbeitende von Grosskonzernen (z. B. Verkehrsbetriebe) schon von der Alltagstauglichkeit der Schweizer Community-Masken überzeugt.

Ab sofort ist die erste Stoffmaske mit dem offiziellen Prüflabel «TESTEX Community Mask» bei den beiden Schweizer Textilfirmen Schoeller Textil AG und Forster Rohner AG erhältlich. Seit Mai haben die beiden Unternehmen bereits ihre Masken mit offizieller Empfehlung der EMPA im Angebot. Die nachhaltigen und wirtschaftlichen Qualitätsprodukte bestehen aus grösstenteils recyceltem Funktionsgewebe, das sich am Ende seines Lebenszyklus wieder recyceln lässt.

Mit dem Produkt der beiden Ostschweizer Firmen Schoeller Textil AG und Forster Rohner AG erhält der Schweizer Markt nun die erste Textilmaske, welche neu das Label «TESTEX Community Mask» trägt. Gemeinsam mit der EMPA hat TESTEX ein Prüfverfahren entwickelt, bei dem Textilmasken auf Filterfunktion, Spritzwiderstand, Tragekomfort, Wiederverwendbarkeit und zusätzliche Textilverträglichkeit getestet werden. Zwischenzeitlich haben sich zahlreiche Schweizer und internationale Endverbraucher*innen sowie Mitarbeitende von Grosskonzernen (z. B. Verkehrsbetriebe) schon von der Alltagstauglichkeit der Schweizer Community-Masken überzeugt.

Recycelbarer Stoff aus 60 Prozent recycelten Fasern
Die hochwertigen Stoffkomponenten der Maske hat das innovative Rheintaler Unternehmen Schoeller Textil AG entwickelt. Das zweilagige Polyester-Gewebe ist innen hydrophil (wasserliebend), aussen hydrophob (wasserabstossend) und zudem antibakteriell ausgerüstet. Dank einer baumwollähnlichen Haptik bietet das Textil einen sehr angenehmen Tragekomfort. Die nachhaltigen Gewebe bestehen aus 60 Prozent recycelten Fasern. Im Rahmen der wear2wear-Recycling-Kooperation (www.wear2wear.org) lassen sich die Masken am Ende ihres Lebenszyklus somit wieder recyceln.

Konfektioniert wird die wiederverwendbare Maske bei der Forster Rohner AG in St. Gallen und in deren Tochtergesellschaften in Europa. Sie überzeugt mit optimaler Passform und geprüfter Hautverträglichkeit. Sämtliche Bestandteile der Maske entsprechen dem OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. Im Prüfverfahren werden zahlreiche reglementierte und nicht reglementierte Substanzen geprüft. Masken mit OEKO-TEX® Standard-100-Auszeichnung sind für den Träger gesundheitlich unbedenklich. Forster Rohner fügt der technisch hochinnovativen Maske zudem eine modische Komponente hinzu. So kreiert das Tochterunternehmen Jakob Schlaepfer AG für die Maske eigene Drucke, wie sie sonst für bekannte Couture- und Prêt-à-Porter-Häuser rund um die Welt entwickelt werden. Neben weissen und einfarbigen Masken entsteht so eine Limited Edition an verfügbaren Druckdesigns oder man kreiert für Grosskunden spezifische Farben oder sogar individuelle Druckdesigns.

VDMA: Masken-Produktion: Ohne Textilmaschinen läuft nichts (c) VDMA Textilmaschinen
21.07.2020

VDMA: Masken-Produktion: Ohne Textilmaschinen läuft nichts

  • Schutzmasken, Alltagsmasken, Desinfektionstücher und OP-Kittel sind in Zeiten von Corona gefragte Güter.
  • Bei ihrer Herstellung stehen Textilmaschinen am Anfang der Produktionskette.

Die Herstellung des textilen Ausgangsmaterials ist der erste Schritt der meistens mehrstufigen Produktionsverfahren. Mitglieder des VDMA Textilmaschinen stehen am Anfang dieser technologischen Kette.

Bei Schutzmasken geht es los mit der Produktion des Filtermaterials, das für Mund-Nasen-Schutzmasken sowie Atemschutzmasken FFP2 und FFP3 aus feinporigem Vliesstoff besteht, um Corona-Viren abfangen zu können. Neben den dafür zum Einsatz kommenden Anlagen, Maschinen und Komponenten sorgt Mess- und Regeltechnik für höchste Qualität wichtiger Parameter wie Flächengewicht und Luftdurchlässigkeit. An die Vliesstoffe für die Atemschutzmasken werden ebenso hohe Qualitätsanforderungen gestellt, wie an die Maske – um den Schutz des Maskenträgers zu gewährleisten.

  • Schutzmasken, Alltagsmasken, Desinfektionstücher und OP-Kittel sind in Zeiten von Corona gefragte Güter.
  • Bei ihrer Herstellung stehen Textilmaschinen am Anfang der Produktionskette.

Die Herstellung des textilen Ausgangsmaterials ist der erste Schritt der meistens mehrstufigen Produktionsverfahren. Mitglieder des VDMA Textilmaschinen stehen am Anfang dieser technologischen Kette.

Bei Schutzmasken geht es los mit der Produktion des Filtermaterials, das für Mund-Nasen-Schutzmasken sowie Atemschutzmasken FFP2 und FFP3 aus feinporigem Vliesstoff besteht, um Corona-Viren abfangen zu können. Neben den dafür zum Einsatz kommenden Anlagen, Maschinen und Komponenten sorgt Mess- und Regeltechnik für höchste Qualität wichtiger Parameter wie Flächengewicht und Luftdurchlässigkeit. An die Vliesstoffe für die Atemschutzmasken werden ebenso hohe Qualitätsanforderungen gestellt, wie an die Maske – um den Schutz des Maskenträgers zu gewährleisten.

Mitglieder des VDMA Textilmaschinen haben in kürzester Zeit auf neue Bedürfnisse reagiert und neue Technologien für gewirkte, gestrickte und gewebte Mund-Nasen-Masken entwickelt, die ohne Nähaufwand hergestellt werden können. Für Mund-Nasen-Schutzmasken, FFP2-Masken und Mund-Nasen-Masken kommen auch andere, vielfältige Materialien und -kombinationen zum Einsatz (Vliesstoffe, Gewebe, Gewirke, Gestricke und Laminate daraus). Zum Tragen der Masken werden elastische Bänder benötigt, für deren Herstellung mehrere Verbandsmitglieder Technologien zur Verfügung stellen.

Materialien für Masken können mit Textilchemikalien antiviral und antibakteriell ausgerüstet werden. Hierzu bieten Mitgliedsfirmen des VDMA Auftragssysteme, die entsprechende Chemikalien auf Warenbahnen applizieren. Wie bereits erwähnt, ist bei Medizinprodukten die Qualitätssicherung extrem wichtig. Hierzu bieten VDMA-Mitgliedsfirmen Softwaresysteme, mit denen jede Maske durch den gesamten Produktionsprozess rückverfolgbar ist.

Auch für das Konfektionieren von Atemschutzmasken bieten VDMA-Mitglieder z. T. kurzfristig entwickelte Lösungen an. Damit können Atemschutzmasken hergestellt werden, die die einschlägigen Normen sowie höchste Qualitätsansprüche von Kunden und Marktaufsicht erfüllen. Dies gilt für Anlagen zur Produktion von Mund-Nasen-Schutz wie für FFP-Masken. Am Ende der Produktionskette kommen Maschinen zum Verpacken von Masken in Einzel- oder Mehrstückverpackungen zum Einsatz.

In Pandemie-Zeiten steigt auch die Nachfrage nach Schutzkitteln (sogenannte OP-Kittel). Das gleiche gilt für Desinfektionstücher. Auch für diese textilen Produkte stellen VDMA-Mitglieder maßgeschneiderte Maschinen zur Produktion bis hin zur Verpackung her. Die Qualität der Produkte wird mit Hilfe von Mess- und Regeltechnik sichergestellt.

Der VDMA Textilmaschinen hat im Zuge der Corona-Krise eine neue Web-Veranstaltungsreihe "Textile Machinery Webtalk" gestartet. Darin stellen Experten von bis zu drei VDMA-Mitgliedsunternehmen ihre innovativen Technologien in maximal 90 Minuten zu einem bestimmten Thema vor und stehen den Teilnehmern für Fragen zur Verfügung. Die Vorträge werden in englischer Sprache gehalten. Die Teilnahme an den Web-Veranstaltungen ist kostenfrei.

Themen der ersten beiden Webtalks waren:
“Technologies for the production of melt-blown nonwovens for respiratory protection masks (FFP masks and surgical masks).”  
“Technologies for the production of respiratory protection masks (FFP masks and surgical masks).”

Das Format wird gut angenommen. An den beiden ersten Webtalks nahmen jeweils rund 180 Personen aus mehr als 30 Ländern teil. Der VDMA erreicht mit diesem Format sowohl Textil- und Vliesstoffhersteller, die bereits diese Produkte herstellen als auch Unternehmen, die in neue Geschäftsfelder investieren wollen.

Das nächste Webtalk findet am 23. Juli 2020 von 14.00 bis 16.00 Uhr zum aktuellen Thema „Technology solutions to produce fully-fashioned community face masks” statt. Hierzu werden Experten von KARL MAYER, STOLL by KARL MAYER und Jakob Müller ihre Technologien zur Herstellung textiler Alltagsmasken einem internationalen Fachpublikum vorstellen. Interessenten können sich hier registrieren:

 

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VDMA Textilmaschinen

19.05.2020

Hygiene Austria LP GmbH: FFP2 und Mund- und Nasenmaskenproduktion

 Neben Mund-Nasen-Masken nun auch Produktion von FFP2- und Mund-Nasen-Masken für Kinder in Wiener Neudorf

Das kürzlich von Lenzing AG und Palmers Textil AG gegründete Unternehmen „Hygiene Austria LP GmbH“ lässt schon wieder mit Neuigkeiten von sich hören. Nach dem erfolgreichen Start einer eigenen österreichischen Produktion von Mund-Nasen-Masken konnte nun auch mit der Produktion von FFP2-Masken und Mund-Nasen-Masken für Kinder begonnen werden.
Diesen Dienstagvormittag wurde die Produktion nun auch erstmals vom österreichischen Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz im Rahmen eines Werksbesuches persönlich in Augenschein genommen. Der Bundeskanzler besuchte das österreichische Unternehmen Hygiene Austria gemeinsam mit Österreichs Bundesministerin Christine Aschbacher.

 Neben Mund-Nasen-Masken nun auch Produktion von FFP2- und Mund-Nasen-Masken für Kinder in Wiener Neudorf

Das kürzlich von Lenzing AG und Palmers Textil AG gegründete Unternehmen „Hygiene Austria LP GmbH“ lässt schon wieder mit Neuigkeiten von sich hören. Nach dem erfolgreichen Start einer eigenen österreichischen Produktion von Mund-Nasen-Masken konnte nun auch mit der Produktion von FFP2-Masken und Mund-Nasen-Masken für Kinder begonnen werden.
Diesen Dienstagvormittag wurde die Produktion nun auch erstmals vom österreichischen Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz im Rahmen eines Werksbesuches persönlich in Augenschein genommen. Der Bundeskanzler besuchte das österreichische Unternehmen Hygiene Austria gemeinsam mit Österreichs Bundesministerin Christine Aschbacher.

Weitere Informationen:
Coronavirus Mund-Nasen-Masken FFP-2
Quelle:

Lenzing AG

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Oerlikon expands labatory capacities
30.04.2020

Oerlikon Nonwoven erweitert Laborkapazitäten für die Vliesstoffproduktion

Material für über eine Millionen Schutzmasken
Im Rahmen der Unterstützung der kritischen Infrastruktur in Deutschland hatte Oerlikon Nonwoven bereits Ende März mit der Umrüstung seiner Laboranlage in Neumünster zur Herstellung von Vliesstoffen begonnen. Damit wurden zunächst allein lokale Kleinbetriebe und Gesellschaften bei der Herstellung von Nase-Mund-Masken unterstützt.
Die Laboranlage im Technikum kann Material für über eine Millionen Schutzmasken pro Monat hergestellt werden.

Durch die derzeit hohe Nachfrage waren zwischenzeitlich Rohstoffe ausgegangen. Durch Lieferzeiten von 3 Wochen könne nun im Mai die Produktion wieder aufgenommen und sogar ausgebaut werden.
Auf der Laboranlage wird nun wieder Vliesstoff produziert, um pro Monat über eine Millionen Gesichtsmasken / Mund-Nase-Masken mit Vliesstoff in höchster Qualität auszustatten. „Die Masken werden wir
nicht selbst herstellen. Wir haben in der Zwischenzeit entsprechende Partnerunternehmen als auch Privatpersonen gefunden, die Bedarf an Vliesstoff angemeldet haben“, erklärt Andreas Frisch weiter.

Material für über eine Millionen Schutzmasken
Im Rahmen der Unterstützung der kritischen Infrastruktur in Deutschland hatte Oerlikon Nonwoven bereits Ende März mit der Umrüstung seiner Laboranlage in Neumünster zur Herstellung von Vliesstoffen begonnen. Damit wurden zunächst allein lokale Kleinbetriebe und Gesellschaften bei der Herstellung von Nase-Mund-Masken unterstützt.
Die Laboranlage im Technikum kann Material für über eine Millionen Schutzmasken pro Monat hergestellt werden.

Durch die derzeit hohe Nachfrage waren zwischenzeitlich Rohstoffe ausgegangen. Durch Lieferzeiten von 3 Wochen könne nun im Mai die Produktion wieder aufgenommen und sogar ausgebaut werden.
Auf der Laboranlage wird nun wieder Vliesstoff produziert, um pro Monat über eine Millionen Gesichtsmasken / Mund-Nase-Masken mit Vliesstoff in höchster Qualität auszustatten. „Die Masken werden wir
nicht selbst herstellen. Wir haben in der Zwischenzeit entsprechende Partnerunternehmen als auch Privatpersonen gefunden, die Bedarf an Vliesstoff angemeldet haben“, erklärt Andreas Frisch weiter.

Auftragshoch
Zudem hat Oerlikon Nonwoven die Produktion der Maschinen- und Anlagen ihrer Meltblown-Technologie hochgefahren. Die Nachfrage aus Deutschland, Europa und der ganzen Welt hat dem Unternehmen
in kürzester Zeit viele Aufträge eingebracht. 
Im zweiten Quartal 2020 werde schon eine erste Meltblown-Anlage bei einem der führenden westeuropäischen Vliesstoffproduzenten in Betrieb genommen, die dann auch erst einmal ausschließlich Vliesstoffe für Atemschutzmasken produzieren wird.

Quelle:

Marketing, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

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Mimaki starts to produce masks
29.04.2020

Energiapura: production of masks

Energiapura – Production of reusable, customised protective masks that are also fashion accessories

Energiapura – Production of reusable, customised protective masks that are also fashion accessories

  • The Italian company, a specialist manufacturer of functional sportswear, conducted research and began producing masks in response to the COVID-19 crisis
  • Using Mimaki sublimation printers, the masks can be customised, getting away from their connotation with hospitals and transforming them into a fashion accessory

From functional sportswear to combatting the spread of the Coronavirus: Energiapura, an Italian company has developed a mask that meets the Class I medical device requirements. The EP PA 2020 (Energiapura Pure Air) facial device, optimised for air filtering and breathability, provides protection while working, and can be reused. But Energiapura has gone even further, branding and customising the masks with sublimation printing.
The EP PA 2020 mask, compliant with 93/42 EEC Medical Devices – Class I washable, meets the essential requirements of UNI EN 14683:2019. Having redirected the manufacturing process, Energiapura is now stepping up production levels to meet the rising demand from hospitals, pharmacies, chemists, companies and consumers.

Pure Air, Energiapura’s mask
The EP PA 2020 is based on a functional concept: protection, breathability and reusability are the main principles. EP PA 2020 is made up of three layers of fabric: the first, the outer layer, is DWR-treated polyester, the second is TNT polyester, providing a filtering function, and the third, which comes into contact with the face, is polyester containing special fibres, such as coolmax and carbon.  Therefore it can be reused via normal washing and steam ironing, which also sterilises it.
The CEO of Enegiapura, Alberto Olivietto explains the idea of the customisation of the mask: “We wanted to disassociate our masks from the hospital image. By decorating them with company branding and designs provided by customers.” This is where the Mimaki JV300 wide-format printer comes in.

 

Weitere Informationen:
corona virus face masks
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(c) Mimaki Europe B.V.

24.04.2020

Lenzing AG und Palmers Textil AG gründen Hygiene Austria LP GmbH

Hygiene-Kompetenzzentrum in Wiener Neudorf mit einer Monatskapazität von 12 Mio. Stück gegründet, um Österreich und Europa in der Covid-19 Krise zu unterstützen

  • industrielle Produktion hochwertiger Schutzmasken in Österreich
  • Gründung eines Hygiene-Kompetenzzentrums zur Produktion und Weiterentwicklung von Schutzartikeln, um die Covid-19 Pandemie weiter einzudämmen
  • Millioneninvestition in Maschinenpark mit einer Monatskapazität von 12 Mio. Schutzmasken (Allgemeine Schutzmasken und FFP2 Masken)
  • Sicherung von Arbeitsplätzen in Österreich
  • Hochqualitative, zertifizierte Produkte „made in Austria“ ab Mai am Markt erhältlich

Lenzing AG und Palmers Textil AG gründen die Hygiene Austria LP GmbH, an der die Lenzing AG 50,1% und die Palmers Textil AG 49,9% hält. Das neu gegründete Unternehmen wird ab Mai 2020 mit der Produktion und dem Verkauf von Schutzmasken für den heimischen und europäischen Markt beginnen.

Hygiene-Kompetenzzentrum in Wiener Neudorf mit einer Monatskapazität von 12 Mio. Stück gegründet, um Österreich und Europa in der Covid-19 Krise zu unterstützen

  • industrielle Produktion hochwertiger Schutzmasken in Österreich
  • Gründung eines Hygiene-Kompetenzzentrums zur Produktion und Weiterentwicklung von Schutzartikeln, um die Covid-19 Pandemie weiter einzudämmen
  • Millioneninvestition in Maschinenpark mit einer Monatskapazität von 12 Mio. Schutzmasken (Allgemeine Schutzmasken und FFP2 Masken)
  • Sicherung von Arbeitsplätzen in Österreich
  • Hochqualitative, zertifizierte Produkte „made in Austria“ ab Mai am Markt erhältlich

Lenzing AG und Palmers Textil AG gründen die Hygiene Austria LP GmbH, an der die Lenzing AG 50,1% und die Palmers Textil AG 49,9% hält. Das neu gegründete Unternehmen wird ab Mai 2020 mit der Produktion und dem Verkauf von Schutzmasken für den heimischen und europäischen Markt beginnen.

Lenzing AG und Palmers Textil AG haben über die letzten Wochen mehrere Millionen Euro in eine moderne Produktionsinfrastruktur am Standort Wiener Neudorf investiert und sich die entsprechenden Rohstoffe zur Schutzmaskenproduktion gesichert. In einem ersten Schritt stellt das Unternehmen sogenannte Mund-Nasen-Schutzmasken (MNS) und OP-Schutzmasken der Klasse EN14683 her. Hygiene Austria LP GmbH plant, über die nächsten Wochen die Kapazitäten auf über 25 Millionen Masken pro Monat auszubauen und dieses Geschäft auch geographisch zu erweitern.

Der Bedarf an hochwertigen MNS und Atemschutzmasken für medizinisches Personal nimmt stark zu, und am internationalen Markt herrscht entsprechender Wettbewerb um diese Produkte. Damit die österreichische Versorgung nachhaltig gesichert und der Standort gestärkt werden kann, haben die beiden Traditionsunternehmen Lenzing AG und Palmers Textil AG mit einem eigenen Hygiene- Kompetenzzentrum in Österreich einen Meilenstein geschaffen. Damit will die Hygiene Austria LP GmbH einen wesentlichen Beitrag zu Bekämpfung der Covid-19 Pandemie leisten und langfristig die Versorgung dieser kritischen Güter in Österreich sichern.

Quelle:

Lenzing AG

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Gerber PPE Task Force
08.04.2020

A&E and Burlington participate in the Gerber PPE Task Force

Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions is pleased to participate in the recently launched Gerber PPE Task Force. This industry-wide effort combines resources and expertise to support manufacturing operations and brands as they increase their production or transition their operations to produce personal protective equipment in the fight against COVID-19.
Elevate’s Burlington, American & Efird (A&E), and Gütermann brands provide critical barrier fabric and thread components used in the manufacturing of lifesaving PPE products including masks, isolation gowns and other medical garments.

"The only way to be successful during this difficult situation is to join forces and support one another," said Lenny Marano, VP of Product Management & Marketing for Automation Systems at Gerber Technology. "We are proud to have a global network of partners to support PPE production so that it's more widely available."

Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions is pleased to participate in the recently launched Gerber PPE Task Force. This industry-wide effort combines resources and expertise to support manufacturing operations and brands as they increase their production or transition their operations to produce personal protective equipment in the fight against COVID-19.
Elevate’s Burlington, American & Efird (A&E), and Gütermann brands provide critical barrier fabric and thread components used in the manufacturing of lifesaving PPE products including masks, isolation gowns and other medical garments.

"The only way to be successful during this difficult situation is to join forces and support one another," said Lenny Marano, VP of Product Management & Marketing for Automation Systems at Gerber Technology. "We are proud to have a global network of partners to support PPE production so that it's more widely available."

For over 40 years, Burlington has been in the Medical business manufacturing fabrics for use in operating theaters such as surgeon’s gowns, isolation gowns, sterilization wrapper packs, drapes, scrubs and lab coats. The Maxima® collection of fabrics is useful for reusable isolation and surgical gowns and meets AAMI standards for Levels 1-4 and FDA standards.

Quelle:

American & Efird

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Denim Expert Ltd. starts to produce face masks
25.03.2020

Denim Expert Ltd: production of face masks and PPE

  • Bangladeshi supplier offers production capacity to produce face masks and PPE on non-profit basis
  •  Reaching out to global agencies to build partnerships to help tackle COVID-19 crisis

A Bangladeshi garment manufacturer is offering the manufacturing capacity for the production of protective face masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on a non-profit basis to help tackle the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Many hospitals in Europe and USA are already running short of masks and PPE as they creak under the strain of the pandemic.
At present, COVID-19 is most prevalent in Europe, where demand for surgical masks and other protective garments has increased this past two months. However, other countries – including Bangladesh – are several weeks behind Europe but are expected to follow the same pattern in terms of cases and deaths.

Denim Expert Limited Managing Director, Mostafiz Uddin, has reached out to the global community including brands & retailers, governments, embassies, donors, development agencies, global apparel associations and bodies in these unprecedented times.

 

 

  • Bangladeshi supplier offers production capacity to produce face masks and PPE on non-profit basis
  •  Reaching out to global agencies to build partnerships to help tackle COVID-19 crisis

A Bangladeshi garment manufacturer is offering the manufacturing capacity for the production of protective face masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on a non-profit basis to help tackle the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Many hospitals in Europe and USA are already running short of masks and PPE as they creak under the strain of the pandemic.
At present, COVID-19 is most prevalent in Europe, where demand for surgical masks and other protective garments has increased this past two months. However, other countries – including Bangladesh – are several weeks behind Europe but are expected to follow the same pattern in terms of cases and deaths.

Denim Expert Limited Managing Director, Mostafiz Uddin, has reached out to the global community including brands & retailers, governments, embassies, donors, development agencies, global apparel associations and bodies in these unprecedented times.

 

 

Quelle:

Denim Expert Ltd.

25.03.2020

DEVAN: Antiviral solutions for textiles

Textile innovator and specialty chemical producer Devan answers questions regarding anti-viral textile finish solutions following the growing spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Devan studied enveloped viruses (e.g. H1N1, Corona-types etc.) as well as naked viruses (e.g. Rotavirus). For both virus families BI-OME AV showed strong activity in wet state.
In the first instance, the company wants to focus on professionals who need to stay working such as policemen, logistics workers, shop employees, day-care workers.

A common complication of respiratory viral disease can be a secondary bacterial infection. Professionals could be helped with either an anti-bacterial on their facemask to reduce the chance for these secondary bacterial infections, for better hygiene and less odour build-up. On workwear, a combination of a virus spread reducing and antibacterial solution could help as these garments are typically used during long hours, are non-disposable and most likely will be washed at home.
 

Textile innovator and specialty chemical producer Devan answers questions regarding anti-viral textile finish solutions following the growing spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Devan studied enveloped viruses (e.g. H1N1, Corona-types etc.) as well as naked viruses (e.g. Rotavirus). For both virus families BI-OME AV showed strong activity in wet state.
In the first instance, the company wants to focus on professionals who need to stay working such as policemen, logistics workers, shop employees, day-care workers.

A common complication of respiratory viral disease can be a secondary bacterial infection. Professionals could be helped with either an anti-bacterial on their facemask to reduce the chance for these secondary bacterial infections, for better hygiene and less odour build-up. On workwear, a combination of a virus spread reducing and antibacterial solution could help as these garments are typically used during long hours, are non-disposable and most likely will be washed at home.
 

Weitere Informationen:
Devan face masks antiviral
Quelle:

Marketing Solutions NV

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NCTO sees the manifacturing facilities as "essential"
19.03.2020

U.S. Textile and Nonwoven Associations Urge Government to Deem Manufacturing Facilities “Essential”

The U.S. textile and nonwoven associations NCTO, IFAL and INDA issued a joint statement today urging federal, state and local governments to deem textile and nonwoven manufacturing facilities as “essential” when drafting “Shelter in Place” orders in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The associations recognize the serious challenges of the elected officials, health administrators and others are facing when issuing orders to protect communities across the country and show understanding for the necessity to enforce quarantine orders.

The U.S. textile and nonwoven associations NCTO, IFAL and INDA issued a joint statement today urging federal, state and local governments to deem textile and nonwoven manufacturing facilities as “essential” when drafting “Shelter in Place” orders in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The associations recognize the serious challenges of the elected officials, health administrators and others are facing when issuing orders to protect communities across the country and show understanding for the necessity to enforce quarantine orders.

The members of these associations are part of the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical nonwoven/textile supplies, including surgical gowns, face masks, antibacterial wipes, lab coats, blood pressure cuffs, cotton swabs and hazmat suits. These items are vital to the government’s effort to ramp up emergency production of these critical supplies.
If workers who produce these goods are not granted an “essential” exemption from “Shelter in Place” and other quarantine orders to go to their manufacturing and distribution facilities, it will cause major disruptions in the availability of these goods, states the association. This will create hardship to healthcare providers and consumers across the country who depend on steady and stable supplies of these critical items, says the NCTO.

Weitere Informationen:
Coronavirus NCTO face masks USA
Quelle:

National Council of Textile Organizations