Johns Manville: Production of nonwovens for m...
Johns Manville

Production of nonwovens for medical gowns

Johns Manville

For manufacturing of urgently needed disposable medical gowns used in the fight against the spread of Covid-19, the producer of nonwovens and glass fibers Johns Manville Corp. (JM), Denver, CO/USA, started production in the plant in Spartanburg, SC/USA, in May 2020 to make nonwovens.

The new polyester spunbond nonwovens is designed for the production of Level 3 medical gowns. The fabric offers superior liquid barrier performance compared to materials used for Level 1 and Level 2 medical gowns, while also providing comfort and stitch-strength.
This is the 2nd move by Johns Manville to quickly develop and launch a product that can improve the safety of people in potential direct contact with the corona virus.
In April 2020, production started in Richland, MS/USA, of nonwovens media for the manufacturing of face masks.

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