Respirators and Masks

L.L.Bean Stitchers Sewing Dog Bed Liners Into Hospital Face Masks

BRUNSWICK — L.L.Bean employees who typically sew the iconic Bean Boots and totes started sewing Bean’s dog bed liners into medical masks on Monday, with plans for as many as 10,000 a day, most bound for MaineHealth, according to a company spokeswoman. “Based on the properties of the material — soft, liquid resistant, durable and washable — we are working with MIT (Massachusetts...

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Respirators and Masks

Fortive Unit Looks to Reprocess N95 Masks

Advanced Sterilization Products, owned by Fortive (NYSE:FTV), is looking to extend the lifespan of single-use N95 masks amid a mass respirator shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic. Its Sterrad Systems can process up to 480 masks per machine daily, while its sterilization systems and disinfectant solutions have been tested against the family of viruses that includes coronavirus.

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New Oligo Synthesizer for High Throughput Nucleic Acid Synthesis
Synthesizers

New Oligo Synthesizer for High Throughput Nucleic Acid Synthesis

Oligo 768XLc includes fully tested protocols and initial 384-well synthesis media from 2 to 100 nmol per well for turn-key synthesis beginnings. Delivers the volume of each reagent needed to obtain the optimal molar excess for achieving near 100% reaction efficiency. Available with optional trityl collection, oligo desalting and elution capabilities.

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Respirators and Masks

Charlotte-Based Honeywell CEO Speaks About Masks During White House COVID-19 Presser

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Darius Adamczyk, the chairman and CEO of Honeywell, a Charlotte-based industrial technology company, spoke during a White House press briefing with President Donald Trump on Monday. Adamczyk announced a $10 million fund for all hourly and administrative Honeywell employees who are facing hardships during the coronavirus crisis. “We’re an industrial technology company,...

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Respirators and Masks

New Balance to Start Producing Face Masks to Help Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

With the state of Maine seeing its first deaths recently from COVID-19, the disease spawned by coronavirus, a Boston-based shoe-manufacturer with factories in Maine will begin producing personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of the virus. New Balance, which has a factory in Norridgewock and a factory store in Skowhegan, announced in a news release over the weekend that the company...

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Respirators and Masks

Under Armour to Manufacture 500,000 Face Masks to Address Coronavirus

Maryland-based athletic apparel manufacturer Under Armour announced Monday that it will manufacture half a million surgical masks for medical personnel in the state dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. The Baltimore Sun reported that the company said in a statement that it will produce at least 500,000 face masks and produce thousands of hospital gowns and face shields, critical pieces of...

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Thermal Product Solutions Moving to Prove Efficacy of Dry Heat Sterilization on PPE and N95 Masks
Sterilizers

Thermal Product Solutions Moving to Prove Efficacy of Dry Heat Sterilization on PPE and N95 Masks

New Columbia, PA – April 6th, 2020: Thermal Product Solutions, LLC (TPS), a global manufacturer of thermal-processing and sterilizing equipment, announced they are working with hospitals to prove the efficacy of their Gruenberg product line for dry heat sterilization on PPE and N95 masks for re-use. Recent tests at a research hospital show positive results in the dry heat sterilization of...

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