Precision Textiles sells 10 million yards of medical fabric

August 3rd, 2020

Precision Textiles, a leading supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, healthcare and home furnishings industries, has sold more than 10 million yards of its newly launched Medical Gown Series fabric line, enough material to produce 5 million hospital gowns. The milestone supports the growing demand for domestically produced medical gowns for healthcare […]

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Bolger & O’Hearn donates hand sanitizer to help reopen Community Connections Inc.

July 29th, 2020

Bolger & O’Hearn, Fall River, Mass., has donated 22 quarts of hand sanitizer to Community Connections Inc., a Massachusetts nonprofit that provides services and training for developmentally disabled adults. The organization has been closed since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The recent donation is one of several hand sanitizer donations that Bolger & […]

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Awning Works offers portable shade and isolation solutions for COVID-19 protection

July 24th, 2020

Awning Works Inc., Clearwater, Fla., has been actively supporting the local community by meeting the demand for health and safety protection products. In addition to the company’s MedTent and Clear Isolation Panels (ISO), Awning Works has outfitted its MedTent with commercial white tent vinyl fabric to provide a portable, sturdy, quick setup InTent Shade Tent. […]

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Updated Gown Solicitations Posted – Due Aug. 3

July 21st, 2020

All three gown solicitations are now posted with a closing date of Aug. 3, 2020, 10:00 PM EDT. They are posted to both Beta.Sam: https://beta.sam.gov/ and DIBBS: https://www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil/. The solicitation links are below. SPE1C1-20-R-0137 Disposable Surgical Gown Solicitation Postings on Beta.Sam & DIBBS: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/ef68a467608b41f4988a864b36ee431f/view?keywords=spe1c120r0137&sort=-relevance&index=&is_active=true&page=1https://www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil/rfp/rfprec.aspx?sn=SPE1C120R0137  SPE1C1-20-R-0138 Disposable Isolation Gown Solicitation Postings on Beta.Sam & DIBBS: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/879bc5e0f7ba4d9dabff34d217b7e857/view?keywords=spe1c1-20-r-0138&sort=-relevance&index=&is_active=true&page=1https://www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil/rfp/rfprec.aspx?sn=SPE1C120R0138 SPE1C1-20-R-0139 Reusable Isolation Gown […]

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Industry coalition releases statement on PPE policy

July 20th, 2020

WASHINGTON—An industry coalition representing the full spectrum of domestic personal protective equipment (PPE) production released a statement today outlining policy principles and objectives needed for reshoring and safeguarding domestic PPE manufacturing. The COVID-19 pandemic, which exposed severe shortages in our nation’s PPE supply and an overreliance on foreign-sourced products, underscores how important it is for […]

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DOD PPE Virtual Information Day – Follow Up With Resource Links

July 15th, 2020

Domestic PPE Industry Stakeholders: On Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15, the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), in coordination with interagency partners, hosted a virtual information day regarding current and future demand for personal protective equipment (PPE).   Event organizers indicated that a recording of […]

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Tillis and Warner lead bipartisan push for cotton and textile assistance in next COVID-19 package

July 15th, 2020

U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) recently led a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urging the next round of COVID-19 assistance adequately address losses felt throughout the cotton supply chain by cotton farmers, textile mills and the cotton merchandising segment, according to a July 14 press release from National […]

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AATCC offers blotting paper for use with PPE testing

July 7th, 2020

With the rise in production and testing of medical personal protective equipment (PPE), access to correct testing apparatus and materials is critical. AATCC announced in a recent press release that the organization now offers a one-stop shop for impact penetration testing needs, including Blotting paper suitable for AAMI PB70 classification testing. AAMI PB70 Level 1-3 certification and testing […]

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Federal Paycheck Protection Program extended to Aug. 8

July 6th, 2020

On July 4th, President Donald Trump signed into law an amendment to the Paycheck Protection Program, giving businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic an extension to apply for federal funds, according to Business Insider. The law extends the deadline to apply for the federal government's loan-based relief program to August 8. The original deadline to apply for […]

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Raven offers BioFlex PE film for disposable isolation gowns

June 30th, 2020

Raven Engineered Films is manufacturing a new Berry Amendment compliant plastic film to help meet the high demands for personal protection equipment (PPE). Raven BioFlex™ I270C is a high-strength polyethylene film used in the manufacturing of nonsurgical disposable medical isolation gowns. BioFlex™ film is manufactured with premium quality colorless polyethylene for the production of high-demand […]

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