Guest Editorial: Still working (overtime): Life-saving nonwovens and continued innovation, TAPPI Journal August 2021

The unassuming mask and advanced manufacturing

Single-use face masks, medical gowns, and hygiene wipes are made using different types of nonwoven fabrics. Face masks, which are unassuming products, have become lifesavers and are a much debated and discussed product these days. 

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Author: Seshadri Ramkumar
Guest Editorial: Still working (overtime): Life-saving nonwo
ABSTRACT: Recently, the United States federal government has recommended the need for a booster shot to combat COVID-19, highlighting the highly contagious nature of its Delta variant. This variant is surging in countries as far apart as Thailand, Brazil, and the United States. While the availability of the vaccine is not an issue in the United States, African, Latin American, and South Asian countries are in dire need of the vaccine. This scenario necessitates the need for continued safety measures. Among the recommended safety measures, use of face masks has been proven to be effective. Recent analysis showed that two-thirds of the 32 states in the United States with face mask mandates found them helpful for lowering infection rates.

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