Respirators and Masks

Ford To Begin Producing Respirators For Health-Care Workers At Michigan Plant

Ford Motor will begin producing new powered air-purifying respirators this week to assist in protecting health-care workers from Covid-19. The automaker said Monday that production of the respirators, which were developed by Ford in collaboration with 3M, will begin Tuesday at one of the automaker’s plants in suburban Detroit. The work will be done by about 90 paid volunteers from the United...

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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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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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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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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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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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Janesville Plastics Manufacturer Prent Launches New Line of Protective Face Shields
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Janesville Plastics Manufacturer Prent Launches New Line of Protective Face Shields

JANESVILLE When it comes to local or national heroics, manufacturers of plastic packaging products don’t immediately spring to mind. After all, it’s the humble plastic wrapper that we cut open, pull apart and throw away to get at the real stuff inside. But now, in the grips of a global COVID-19 pandemic, what may be heroic is being redefined daily. Last week, Janesville plastic packaging...

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Caster Concepts' shifts production to produce COVID-19 medical supplies

ALBION, Mich. – As a company that directly supports defense, aerospace and transportation manufacturing, Caster Concepts Inc. (CasterConcepts.com) heeded the call for materials for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.  Caster Concepts, a leading global manufacturer of industrial casters and wheels, now also makes headbands for face shields. The production is in...

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Paratherm™ HR Heat Transfer Fluid: Higher Temperature Stability Leads to Longer Fluid Life
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Paratherm™ HR Heat Transfer Fluid: Higher Temperature Stability Leads to Longer Fluid Life

For the ultimate in heat transfer fluid performance, Paratherm offers HR Heat Transfer Fluid that is engineered specifically for closed loop liquid phase heating. When it comes to characteristics such as thermal stability and fluid degradation, Paratherm HR leads the industry in value and performance. See our video to learn how Paratherm is raising the bar for heat transfer fluids.

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