Milliken Supports Medical Front Workers by producing PPE for their COVID-19 Work

Technical textiles manufacturer Milliken & Company is using its materials science expertise to manufacture much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the healthcare industry during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The company’s new advanced medical fabrics and barriers are currently available and complete its BioSmart antimicrobial technology that is used in scrubs, lab coats and hospital privacy curtains. They are claimed to be harnessing the power of bleach to kill up to 99.9% of common bacteria on contact. In a recent statement the company announces that it is manufacturing critical barrier protection fabrics to be used in gowns and head covers for healthcare professionals. Also that they are researching and developing materials for incorporation into N95-grade masks. These new innovations complement the existing range of products that can be used for temporary shelters in situations where it is considered necessary to set up transitory field hospitals.

Halsey M. Cook, the company’s president and CEO: “We have focused our development and manufacturing processes to help fight the battle against COVID-19. We began by engineering our existing textiles into medical-grade fabrics for PPE, and we will continue to seek inspired, critical solutions as we navigate this uncharted territory as a company, a nation and a world.”