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Durst produces Community-Masks with certified N95 filter membrane
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Author:JK    Date:05.May.2020

Durst, a worldwide leading manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has been producing masks with an integrated filter function for industrial work environments on the textile printing and processing systems since mid-April, which are located in the demo center in Brixen, Italy for customer demonstrations.


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Rhotex 325, the dual purpose printing system with 6 colors in operation, can print out colorful masks.


The “Community-Masks” have a certified filter membrane (type N95) with hydrophobic properties and microporous structure. Despite the high filtration efficiency of up to 95%, they are particularly breathable and suitable for long wearing.


Durst has many years of experience with filter systems, as these take on a kind of “cleaning function” in the printing press to filter out microparticles in the ink supply systems so that the print heads do not become clogged and are always ready for use.


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The "Community-Masks" have a certified filter membrane (type N95), which has high filtration efficiency of up to 95%.


Under the motto appreciation and added value, the “Community-Masks” are finalized in a protected environment. It also focuses on sustainability for packaging.


The “Community-Masks” produced by Durst are constructed in 3 layers and have a filter membrane. The selected filter membrane was subjected to a detailed effectiveness test in the Durst laboratories and also Durst will have the measured values verified by an independent institute.


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The masks are constructed in 3 layers, the polyester fleece textile materials are comfortable to wear and washable.


In addition, “VergissMeinNicht” (vergissmeinnicht.bz.it), a social cooperative in Bruneck, Italy giving young cross-border workers and people with disabilities a place in the world of work, partners with Durst for processing and assembling the masks.


Furthermore, the company has also enabled the Smart Editor, which the masks can be designed with graphics, texts, colors and even pictures. The company will draw 10 creations from all entries and produce them for the winners free of charge.


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“VergissMeinNicht” will be partnering Durst for processing and assembling the masks.


Durst manufactures the masks for its own group and sister company Alupress first and then will make the production capacity and know-how available to other companies. The company is currently investigating possible distribution channels for end customers in order to be able to make the individually designable masks available to a broad population.


Durst points out that, despite the filter element used, the masks are not for medical use. This is not protective equipment in accordance with VO (E) 2016/425 or a medical device in accordance with Directive 93/42 / EEC.

(The video shows the cutting process during the “Community-Masks” production.)

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