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Textile manufacturers and brands worldwide have joined the fight against COVID-19. Read more about some of these companies.

The Amann Group participates in production of FFP2 masks

The Amann Group is now using its knowhow for the production of FFP2 certified respirators. Amann supports the Hauber Group, which produces urgently
needed protective equipment in the current crisis situation on behalf of the state of Baden-Württemberg.

The Hauber Group, Nürtingen, is a founding member of the FIGHT consortium, whose aim is to establish a resilient
mask value-added network in Germany. Within a short period of time, it united competent medium-sized companies in order to be able to produce certified protective clothing in Germany.

In its highly modern Sewing Technology Center in Bönnigheim, Amann has the necessary machine equipment as well as competent employees with excellent sewing skills. The changeover to processing the new materials could be completed at short notice.

For managing director Bodo Bölzle, this short-term entry into production is very positive: “The production, which we have shortly ramped up, is relatively small within the scope of our laboratory. However, for Amann it is very important that we are committed to improve the supply situation with protective equipment within our possibilities. Because every contribution counts.”

The company is now active in the manufacture of respiratory masks. The production is carried out under strict hygienic conditions. The FFP2 masks are certified by Dekra. They are approved for medical personnel during the pandemic to combat the COVID-19 virus. Distribution is carried out by the state of Baden-Württemberg. 

Free Madeira embroidery file for

non-medical face masks

Particularly simple face masks are in greater demand than ever, as they offer effective containment of the aerosol cloud when speaking, sneezing, etc. and can thus help protect against COVID-19.

Madeira Garnfabrik offers a free embroidery file for face masks for download on its website. This makes it very easy to manufacture masks for personal and non-medical use on domestic or industrial embroidery machines.

In addition to their protective properties, face masks are now increasingly being used as a fashion accessory. Whether funny motifs, sequins or simple decorative seams, with embroidery almost any decoration can be implemented on the masks. For this purpose, the company has implemented some motif suggestions and published images on its website where you can read all the steps.

The finished Madeira masks measure 240 x 140 mm and are washable at 60 °C (or 40 °C if necessary, with the addition of a disinfectant). The care and washing instructions for both backings and fabrics should be taken into account.

A melt-blown cut-away backing with a mesh-like structure was used for the designs. Thanks to their filtering effect, these backings can also be used for medical purposes.

The masks do not protect against infection with the coronavirus. If you want to use these designs for medical or certified masks, you should discuss the material requirements with the respective customer.

 

 

 

 

 

Organic facemasks

At Mantis they believe that face masks are here to stay. That’s why they have developed a non-medical grade face mask, to evolve with the times and offer an organic solution that doesn’t cost the earth.

The re-wearable, recyclable and traceable face masks are manufactured in the EU from 100% breathable, double ply organic cotton. Fully adjustable cords provide a comfortable and secure fit for most face shapes, whilst an internal pouch allows the wearer to insert a filter of choice to ensure added protection.

Designed for decoration as well as protection, the flat, seam-free print area is perfect for water-based printing, heat press and DTG. The tear-off label also features a QR code, which links to further information on how to wear and wash, as well as allowing the wearer to see the environmental impact of choosing organic and seeing where and how their mask was made.

Mantis will make a donation to Médecins Sans Frontières and invite their customers to join them. They want to support those who will suffer the worst of the crisis in the developing world, including the countries where most of their clothing is produced.

Result distribution centre acts as COVID-19 buffer

Result Clothing has remained open for business in order to support its distributors whose warehouses may have been forced to close as a precaution against COVID-19 but whose sales lines have remained open to supply direct ship orders.

Over the past month, its sourcing and marketing team has worked tirelessly and launched Result Essential Hygiene to supply, what it considers, the most relevant protection products now in need across all industries. Products being brought in for immediate call-off from those distributors include: vinyl gloves, disinfectant wipes, face splash shields, 3-ply medical masks, 4-ply respirator masks, medical splash goggles, antibacterial hand sanitizer and natural yarn antibacterial face masks.

Masks have naturally been the most sought after and now, with the UK’s government’s cautious stance that civilian masks may be ‘helpful’, Result is bringing not just a fabric version to market but a washable, natural yarn version which incorporates an antibacterial zone over the mouth and nose. The masks are available now in seven colours.

Double face mask pallet

Vastex International has introduced a new face mask pallet with a quick-stretch design for rapid screen printing on a wide variety of face mask types and styles, announced Mark Vasilantone, president. The pallet can be secured with two lock knobs to any Vastex press, or other presses having compatible rotor arms.

“The need and use of face masks is universal and, in many cases mandatory, enabling screen printers to replace or exceed imprinted garment jobs lost due to lock-downs on concerts, sports, schools and other group events,” says Mr. Vasilantone, adding, “Since they are disposable and purchased daily in the millions, masks hold enormous volume potential for printers, not only as custom jobs but as highly creative stock designs that can be sold online for political, athletic, comical or other applications.”

You can see the process in action here.

Brother face masks

Vastex International has introduced a new face mask pallet with a quick-stretch design for rapid screen printing on a wide variety of face mask types and styles, announced Mark Vasilantone, president. The pallet can be secured with two lock knobs to any Vastex press, or other presses having compatible rotor arms.

“The need and use of face masks is universal and, in many cases mandatory, enabling screen printers to replace or exceed imprinted garment jobs lost due to lock-downs on concerts, sports, schools and other group events,” says Mr. Vasilantone, adding, “Since they are disposable and purchased daily in the millions, masks hold enormous volume potential for printers, not only as custom jobs but as highly creative stock designs that can be sold online for political, athletic, comical or other applications.”

You can see the process in action here.

 We have the masks. You have the choice!

 

L-shop-team offers customers the opportunity to test all masks in a 11-piece mask set at a special price of € 24.90.“We have the masks. You have the choice!“ with this motto L-shop-team has been offering a variety of different reusable mouth-nose masks since May.

Each mask convinces by different characteristics: There are masks to tie, masks with elastic bands to clamp, models in pleats, models with extended nose and chin and many more. In addition, all mouth-nose masks have different material properties and care instructions. As hygiene products the masks are excluded from return. This is one of the reasons why L-shop-team would like to support customers in their choice of products.

To make the choice of the right mask easier, the wholesaler has put together a set for its customers. The set presents the current variety of mouth-nose masks and consists of eleven masks available in the assortment. With this set, customers of L-Shop-team can get an overview of the different masks, test special features and thus make the right decision for every order and for every purpose.

All of the mouth-nose masks stocked by L-shop-team are suited for finishing and are used for private use as protection against breath droplets and saliva that are retained by the masks when breathing, coughing or sneezing. The masks are not a tested and certified medical device and are not intended as protective equipment (PPE) against infections and harmful substances.

Embroidery nonwovens used as inside layer in face masks

 

The nonwovens of the long-established Stockstadt company Gunold GmbH are usually used for embroidery, but currently they are really popular for the production of face masks. Both tear-away nonwovens and cut-away nonwovens in different weights are used.

“The tear-away nonwovens are thin, hardly show at all and are ideal for inserting into the masks to retain the droplets,” explains Marketing Manager Stephan Gunold. “The cut-away nonwovens are perfect when they’re to be sewn into the mask.”

In addition, the effect fabrics, which Gunold also offers in its range of products, are currently being used as mask fabrics. Among the tear-away nonwovens, the 1640 and 1650 weights are particularly popular. For cutting nonwovens, the weights 2040 and 2055 are in demand. To prevent the nonwoven from warping when worn, Gunold recommends a cutting nonwoven for ironing-on, such as the 1975B.


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