1TcA Sustainable Masks

1TcA Launches New British Made Sustainable and Reusable Face Masks and Snoods Enhanced by HeiQ Viroblock Technology – with the Help of PCIAW®

Today sees the launch by 1TcA, of the first British made reusable, sustainable and washable face masks and snoods, manufactured using GRS fabric woven from recycled waste plastic and treated with HeiQ Viroblock technology. 1TcA working in collaboration with sustainability driven business Project Plan B, were aware of the risk of face coverings acting as…

Reusable Face-Coverings – the first choice for buyers

PCIAW member, Seahawk Apparel in Glenrothes, Fife is a manufacturer of specialist protective workwear and PPE for the likes of the oil and gas, petrochemical, emergency services and construction sectors. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the business has responded swiftly to manufacture reusable, non-medical face coverings and protective workwear, including scrubs for NHS staff.   The…

YKK producing essentials parts supporting Covid-19 Health Workers

YKK are currently producing essential parts at their factory based in Runcorn, Cheshire to help support the fight against Covid-19.   The UK factory is producing critical fastenings for isolation/containment units, medical equipment and PPE (personal protective equipment), mattress protection and ventilator components.  The European R&D facility, also based at Runcorn is presently able to produce…

AFNOR Releases General Purpose Mask Standard

From SGS.com. The French standards association, AFNOR, has released AFNOR SPEC S76-001 “Masques barrières” or “Barrier Masks” (in English), a guideline that establishes minimum requirements for general purpose (non-medical) woven masks. AFNOR Group designs and deploys solutions based on voluntary standards around the world. The Group serves the general interest in its standardization activities and…

UKFT Pop-Up Training School for Covid-19 Volunteer Sewing Machinists

The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) has partnered with The Scrub Hub for Southport & Ormskirk Hospital Trust and local manufacturers to create the UKFT Pop-Up Sewing Machinist Training School. The school is offering free training in the professional production of scrubs and masks.  UKFT’s Celia Thornley is volunteering her services to deliver an eight-day training…