Respirator

Berry to Invest in Meltblown Capacity Serving Face Mask Demand in the EMEIA Region

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:00pm

Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) has advanced its investment in an additional specialty meltblown asset to produce high-efficiency filtration media serving the EMEIA markets.

Key Points: 
  • Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) has advanced its investment in an additional specialty meltblown asset to produce high-efficiency filtration media serving the EMEIA markets.
  • This investment is targeted to meet increased demand and customer growth and will be focused on premium applications, such as FFP2 (N95) and FFP3 (N99) for industrial face mask and cabin air filtration markets.
  • The new line will be equipped with Berrys proprietary charging technology to deliver optimal filtration efficiency and pressure drop at lower basis weights.
  • These critical materials include nonwoven fabrics for face masks and respirators, both of which will benefit from the increased capacity being brought online.

3M Outlines Latest Actions on COVID-19 Response

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 9:25pm

Its also important to understand how we are prioritizing and shipping products to serve the most urgent needs in this pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • Its also important to understand how we are prioritizing and shipping products to serve the most urgent needs in this pandemic.
  • These N95 respirators are moving directly from 3M, to our healthcare distributors, to healthcare facilities and end-users.
  • Well get through this together, and 3M and our people will continue to do all we can to protect lives and defeat this disease.
  • Learn more about 3Ms creative solutions to the worlds problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews.

Dräger announces contract award to support US federal government in fight against COVID-19

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 8:25pm

Houston, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Drger is proud to announce the award of a government contract to supply N95 respiratory protection masks in support of efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.

Key Points: 
  • Houston, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Drger is proud to announce the award of a government contract to supply N95 respiratory protection masks in support of efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.
  • The contract is part of the recent government announcements concerning the supply of masks.
  • As part of the contract Drger plans to increase U.S. domestic production of the masks and expand its manufacturing footprint over the course of the contract.
  • In addition we are proud to further increase our U.S. investments and manufacturing base in support of this contract.

The Joint Commission issues statement supporting use of personal face masks provided from home amid COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 7:05pm

The degree to which privately-owned masks and respirators will increase the protection of health care workers is uncertain.

Key Points: 
  • The degree to which privately-owned masks and respirators will increase the protection of health care workers is uncertain.
  • No Joint Commission standards or other requirements prohibit staff from using PPE provided from home.
  • The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
  • An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nations oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

AirBoss Announces US$96 Million Contract for FlexAir™ PAPR System from FEMA to Help Battle COVID-19

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 5:36pm

The contract is expected to be worth an aggregate amount of US$96.4 million and represents the single largest order received by ADG to date.

Key Points: 
  • The contract is expected to be worth an aggregate amount of US$96.4 million and represents the single largest order received by ADG to date.
  • The FlexAir PAPR system is a compact, lightweight Powered Air Purifying Respirator system with an onboard lithium-ion battery installed in the waist-mounted blower unit.
  • AirBoss Defense Group is a world leader in the supply of survivability solutions to the defense and first responder industries.
  • All subsequent written and oral forward-looking information attributable to AirBoss or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice.

Seneca steps up in fight against COVID-19 by donating equipment and supplies to hospitals

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 6:40pm

Toronto, March 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seneca students and employees answered the call to help local hospitals by donating more than nine hundred kilograms of essential supplies to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • Toronto, March 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seneca students and employees answered the call to help local hospitals by donating more than nine hundred kilograms of essential supplies to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The medical equipment and supplies included ventilators, surgical gowns, N95 respirator masks and mask fit tester, hand sanitizers and other cleaning supplies.
  • It was distributed to three GTA hospitals Southlake Regional Health Centre, North York General and Markham Stouffville Hospital.
  • Whenever we can support each other, we do, and Canadians are really good at stepping up.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Forecasts Released by LSI

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 6:05pm

Life Science Intelligence (LSI) has been tracking and publishing market data on the global personal protective equipment (PPE) market for the last decade.

Key Points: 
  • Life Science Intelligence (LSI) has been tracking and publishing market data on the global personal protective equipment (PPE) market for the last decade.
  • LSI has just published a special report, Covid-19 Impact on Global Market for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Gowns, Masks, Respirators to provide an independent and realistic forecast of the COVID-19 impact on key PPE segments.
  • China has been the main supplier of personal protection equipment, which further complicates the current market dynamics.
  • LSIs special report focuses on the new demand for personal protective equipment created by the outbreak.

Technology Leaders, Designer Launch Maker Mask Initiative to Offer First Medically Approved Design for 3D Printing of Protective Masks to Assist with COVID-19 Response

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:00pm

Maker Mask is making these respirator-style masks available to the public and government free-of-charge through an open source model.

Key Points: 
  • Maker Mask is making these respirator-style masks available to the public and government free-of-charge through an open source model.
  • The Maker Mask team is being led by Jonathan Roberts, co-founder of nonprofit RPrime which is funding the Maker Mask initiative.
  • Roberts recognized the potential for the Maker Mask concept to unleash the power of 3D printing across the public and private sectors.
  • The Maker Mask stands out as the only medical community reviewed and endorsed open-source 3D printable mask.

Advanced Sterilization Products Announces Protocol for Reprocessing of N95 Masks to Protect Healthcare Workers in the Battle Against COVID-19

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:32pm

Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), a global leader in infection prevention, announced today the company has qualified a new reprocessing protocol that can extend the lifespan of single-use N95 masks (respirators) utilizing STERRAD Systems already available in most US hospitals and globally.

Key Points: 
  • Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), a global leader in infection prevention, announced today the company has qualified a new reprocessing protocol that can extend the lifespan of single-use N95 masks (respirators) utilizing STERRAD Systems already available in most US hospitals and globally.
  • ASP qualified a protocol for reprocessing select N95 masks so hospitals can triple the lifespan of the mask using the STERRAD Sterilizers already in healthcare facilities today to reprocess up to 480 masks per STERRAD Sterilizer machine daily to help healthcare professionals combat the spread of coronavirus.
  • ASPs new qualified protocol uses technology already in place in most hospitals to now reprocess certain N95 masks.
  • Visit asp.com for complete and up-to-date information on PPE reprocessing, instructions for use of the N95 reprocessing protocol, and 8 Things to consider before reprocessing N95 masks/respirators.

Global Disposable Oxygen Masks Market (2019 to 2023 ) - by Product and Geography - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 10:47am

The "Disposable Oxygen Masks Market by Product and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2019-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Disposable Oxygen Masks Market by Product and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2019-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The disposable oxygen masks market analysis considers sales from adult-size disposable oxygen masks and pediatric-size disposable oxygen masks products.
  • Also, our disposable oxygen masks market report looks at factors such as the increasing prevalence of respiratory diseases and their related risk factors, increasing demand for disposable oxygen masks over reusable oxygen masks, and the use of oxygen masks in various population groups.
  • This is driving the adoption of disposable oxygen masks over reusable oxygen masks, which in turn, will lead to the expansion of the global disposable oxygen masks market at a CAGR of over 11% during the forecast period.