How Nonwovenn helped one European company overcome the challenge of producing an activated carbon fabric amid changing specification requirements to produce a consistently safe, high performing, protective, disposable face mask.
We were asked by a leading European face mask manufacturing company to create an activated carbon protective face mask fabric for industrial use. Initially, the brief seemed
relatively straightforward: produce an activated carbon fabric from nonwoven construction; the finished fabric would need to adhere to industrial-standard protection classification (FFP1 and FFP2) in order to protect the wearer from inhalation of dust, smoke and dangerous aerosol chemicals. In addition the fabric had to be easy to work with on existing manufacturing processes and machinery, printable with branding and cosmetically appealing.
However, neither company could have predicted the collaborative journey they were about to embark on.