Mask Materials Suppliers

Goals

Obtain a list of manufacturers or distributors in the South Carolina area that can supply or manufacture the following components for surgical face masks with the indicated specifications:
1.Blue Non-woven Fabric: PP Spunbond
Cut into 170 to 175 MM for adult size
Density from 18 GSM to 25 GSM
Regular standard or SS standard
Different colors available: blue/green/pink/white etc.
2.Filtering Material: Melt-blown Fabric
Usually 25 GSM for normal, use one layer or two layers.
Can choose different filtration rate: FFP1/FFP2/FFP3 or N95/N99, will be much more expansive
Can filter gas, active carbon will be added.
Cut into 170 to 175 MM for adult size
3.White Non-woven Fabric
Cut into 190 to 195 MM for adult size
Density from 18 GSM to 25 GSM
Regular standard or SS standard
4.Plastic Nose Wire
100% PE, width in 3MM
Some manufacturer also use single core or double core type
5.Round Elastic Band
For wearer’s comfort wearing, better choose elastic made from spandex and polyester
Diameter from 2.5 to 2.8 MM

Early Findings

Mask Materials Suppliers

Phenix Engineered Textiles

  • https://phenixtextiles.com/products/
  • https://www.live5news.com/2020/03/08/sc-textile-company-works-keep-up-with-high-demand-medical-products/
  • Phenix Engineered Textiles manufactures engineered fabrics and elastic bands that are used in the healthcare industry such as masks, surgical drapes, and others.
  • The company is based in Landrum, North Carolina.

Mogul

https://www.mogulsb.com/en/contact
Mogul manufactures engineered meltblown fabrics, spunbound, and non-woven materials.
https://www.mogulsb.com/en/contact
The company has a branch in South Carolina.
http://dunnmfgusa.info/index.html
Dunn Trimming and Binding Company
The Dunn Trimming and Binding Company manufactures non-woven materials for various uses.
http://dunnmfgusa.info/contact-us.html
The company has a branch in Monroe, North Carolina.
https://www.precisionfabrics.com/medicalfabrics
The Precision Fabrics Group manufactures engineered fabrics, and non-woven materials for the healthcare industry.
https://www.precisionfabrics.com/locations
The company is located in North Carolina.
Summary of Findings:
Our one hour of research provided some of the manufacturers of the indicated fabrics and elastic bands for masks.
However, these suppliers did not indicate the actual specifications of their materials as these attributes might be based on specific customization requirements.

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