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.