Mary Gannon, Senior Editor, Design World
As the United States continues to deal with COVID-19, the disease caused by the most recent coronavirus pandemic, one theme has run through all media outlets — the looming shortage of face masks and other non-woven protective medical gear including gowns and boots that doctors and nurses need to safely treat patients.
The urgent need has numerous manufacturers stepping up to increase production. One example is Emerson’s Branson — its customers use its ultrasonic technology to manufacture these non-woven garments quickly, safely and cleanly. Branson representatives told Design World that not only are its current ultrasonic clients stepping up production, new clients in parallel industries and completely new manufacturers are purchasing the technology to increase production of these critical medical garments.