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W+D North America Inc.

by i.A. Kerstin Zander

  • Developed a fully automatic, high-speed converting line capable of producing 1 million disposable 3-ply surgical grade masks per day with a lower cost mask design.
  • Provides efficient machinery to satisfy the high demand of masks worldwide (in cooperation with W+D and BICMA).
  • Started producing face masks type II EN 14683 on a retrofitted lab machine.

For full details visit: https://www.inda.org/w-dbicma-develops-3-ply-face-mask-line-capable-of-1-million-disposable-surgical-masks-per-day-with-a-lower-cost-mask-design/

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Web Industries, Inc.

by Adrienne Green

As a provider of precision converting and contract manufacturing services, Web Industries has increased production capacity and new product development to support a wide range of critical PPE and medical suppliers:

Our Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility has ramped up production of PPE components such as face mask and surgical gown ties, bindings, and other parts to meet the global surge in demand. Web Fort Wayne currently supplies 43 different formatted PPE parts using material from over a dozen different manufacturers.


Our Holliston, Massachusetts, facility is working with medical industry leaders to develop and mass-produce COVID-19 rapid diagnostic tests based on lateral flow technologies. An alternative to slower laboratory-based testing processes, these “point-of-care” tests will be able to provide effective results in as little as five minutes and at one-quarter the cost of current options.


With a wide array of cutting-tables, our Nantes, France, facility is producing disposable face masks and protective aprons for the French government, hospitals, and other health care providers.



Our Middlesex, Vermont, facility has produced disposable face mask kits for internal use within Web facilities and is developing similar face covering and isolation gowns for external customers. Additionally, they are assembling saliva collection kits to support COVID-19 detection and diagnosis testing.

Our facilities continue to work under COVID-19 protocols implemented in early March and continuously updated as the pandemic has evolved.




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WPT Nonwovens Corporation

by Travis Robbins

  • Responding with high-volume production of surgical masks and N95 respirator masks for COVID-19 emergency needs of related medical supplies
  • WPT has invested in 2 fully automated face mask lines to produce 100,000 surgical masks per day starting May 1st and 35,000 N95 respirators per day starting June 15th
  • Renovated a 6,000 sq.ft. warehouse into a medical converting space and will hire 30 new employees

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