FT. WALTON BEACH, Fla., Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- US Meltblown is a new American manufacturer that was created to address the dire need for U.S.-made materials for personal protective equipment. The company began production of melt blown polypropylene, the critical filter medium used in medical grade face masks and gowns, in September 2020 at a facility in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
The melt blown filter material manufactured by US Meltblown uses polypropylene from U.S. sources and is made in the company's Florida location by American workers, using equipment that has been designed, manufactured, and machined in the United States. The material, which is approved for use in masks rated N95 and higher, is static charged, .3 microns, and meets ASTM levels 1, 2, and 3. Quality is ensured by rigorous in-house testing. It is sold by master roll or slitted (175mm or 260mm). To order, email Ty Whitacre at [email protected].
"The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fact that the supply of materials used to make personal protective equipment has come primarily from offshore manufacturers, and the risks of that became apparent as widespread delays, shortages, and quality issues occurred," said Ty Whitacre, US Meltblown Vice President of Sales. "The key to highly effective masks and gowns is the layer of melt blown polypropylene. This material filters very small particles and organisms efficiently while allowing enough porosity to breathe easily. US Meltblown is gaining American control of this crucial product. We manufacture to tight specifications so our customers can trust that they are getting the protection they need. We believe that during this crisis, it's vital for the U.S. to secure a reliable, sustainable source of PPE material supply for critical healthcare needs, and for Americans to buy from U.S. businesses to support our economy and our workers. We are proud to play a role in this."
US Meltblown is America's trusted manufacturing source for critical filter material, setting the standard for this vital material used in personal protective equipment. The company's vision is to protect families, healthcare workers, first responders, and workers in industry with its American-made melt blown nonwoven polypropylene. US Meltblown is proud to offer this critical filtering medium made from raw materials produced in the United States, processed on equipment built in the United States and operated by American workers. For more information, visit http://www.usmeltblown.com.
Ty Whitacre, US Meltblown, +1 (260) 438-4491, [email protected]
SOURCE US Meltblown