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Milliken boosts plastic industry’s ability to supply materials for personal protective equipment

Milliken boosts plastic industry’s ability to supply materials for personal protective equipment.
(Photo © 2020 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR226)Global materials science expert Milliken & Company is once again leveraging its unique capabilities to help produce needed medical personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The current shortage in plastic materials used for protective face shields is leading manufacturers to offer the readily available polypropylene plastic. The material, however, is naturally hazy, so plastic manufacturers are turning to Milliken and the company’s NX® UltraClear polypropylene concentrate to produce plastics with clarity levels suitable for healthcare industry face shields.

Mondi to produce melt blown nonwoven fabric and one million surgical face masks a day with new production lines in Germany

Mondi to produce melt blown nonwoven fabric and one million surgical face masks a day with new production lines in Germany. 
(Photo: Mondi, PR150)Mondi, global leader in packaging and paper, is set to build new production lines in its plant in Gronau, Germany, to produce melt blown nonwoven fabric and surgical face masks. This is part of Mondi's efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and respond to increased demand by health authorities, businesses and consumers for face masks.

Mondi produces and donates protective medical gowns for key health care workers in Germany

Alfons Kruse (second from right), plant manager Mondi Steinfeld, and Detlef Stöppelmann (right), production leader Mondi Steinfeld, hand over the first 100 garments to Wolfram Van Lessen (left) and Cord Bockhop (second from left) representing the regional district’s Civil Protection Authority in Diepholz, Germany. (Photo: Mondi, PR149)Mondi, leading global packaging and paper group, has contributed material and processing expertise to produce plastic protective gowns for staff at local nursing homes and retirement facilities in order to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. The first 100 of these disposable, single-use garments have been delivered to the regional district’s Civil Protection Authority in Diepholz, who will oversee the distribution to facilities that need it most. Mondi plans to produce at least 10,000 further gowns in the coming months.

Contec, Inc., Milliken partner to produce Sporicidin® brand disinfectant qualified to kill coronavirus

Contec, Inc., Milliken partner to produce Sporicidin® brand disinfectant qualified to kill coronavirus.
(Photo © 2020 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR224)The demand for antibacterial cleaning supplies continues to climb in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and healthcare institutions are looking for effective alternatives to traditional solutions. To fill this need, Contec, Inc., the industry leader in critical cleaning products and cleanroom supplies, is scaling up production of its Sporicidin® brand disinfectant, most often used for mold and water damage remediation, and turned to diversified global manufacturer and materials science expert Milliken & Company to help produce mass quantities.

Terumo BCT’s Mirasol reduces the virus causing COVID-19 below the limit of detection in plasma and platelets

Terumo BCT’s Mirasol reduces the virus causing COVID-19 below the limit of detection in plasma and platelets. 
(Photo: Terumo BCT, PR007) Today, Vox Sanguinis, a peer-reviewed medical journal, published results from a Terumo BCT study conducted in collaboration with top researchers at Colorado State University. The study examined how well the Mirasol system treated platelets and plasma against the virus causing COVID-19.

SANITIZED AG aids measures to promote hygiene management during the coronavirus pandemic: Antiviral properties of Sanitized® products on synthetics validated

SANITIZED AG aids measures to promote hygiene management during the coronavirus pandemic: Antiviral properties of Sanitized® products on synthetics validated. 
(Photos: SANITIZED AG, PR028) Tests conducted by independent laboratories have now confirmed that a treatment with Sanitized® T 99-19 and Sanitized® T 11-15 reduces the viral load on PES textiles by up to 99%.

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