Soon after the onset of the COVID-19 emergency, WPT Nonwovens responded to the national emergency need for PPE medical supplies with the high volume production of surgical masks, officially classified as ASTM F2100-19 Level 3 Earloop Surgical Face Masks.
As a Kentucky manufacturer with a solid and reliable supply chain, we were positioned to provide hospitals and similar facilities with these PPE masks. Our investment in equipment and materials has allowed us to serve critical needs, fulfilling our mission to be a dependable domestic supply source.
Now, as surgical masks are becoming more widely available, our mission focus has shifted to making sure those in need of masks are not vulnerable to overseas suppliers who are unreliable and often produce an inferior product.
Inferior Quality Masks Create Comfort and Health Risks
In some cases, the materials used or the chemical treatments used in the production of surgical masks have caused health problems for the people who wear them. For example, according to a Johns Hopkins report, “some commercial face masks are pre-treated with formaldehyde to disinfect them.” This has caused skin irritation problems for many mask wearers, particularly when the mask has to be worn for extended periods of time.
Not only have test results shown WPT Nonwoven surgical masks to be of the highest quality in circulation, they have been “field-tested” for several months. Our customers are reporting that they prefer the feel and quality of WPT masks over poorly made foreign-sourced masks.WPT Nonwovens surgical masks are:
- Free of formaldehyde
- Free of natural rubber latex
- Fitted with a plastic laminated nose wire
WPT Nonwovens now has surgical masks available in stock and ready for shipment. We are ready to meet your needs. Contact us today!