From mid-April, Durst will produce masks with an integrated filter function for industrial work environments on the textile printing and processing systems which are located in the demo center in Brixen for customer demonstrations.
Durst has many years of experience with filter systems, as these take on a kind of “cleaning function” in the printing press to filter out microparticles in the ink supply systems so that the print heads do not become clogged and are always ready for use.
Rhotex 325 with 6 colors in operation
Which mask with which filtration class (FFP1, FFP2 or FFP3) depends particularly on the workplace environment. FFP3 filters are used in the medical environment.
Despite the filter element used, the masks are not for medical use.
The masks are constructed in 3 layers, the polyester fleece textile materials are comfortable to wear and washable, the filter membrane can be reused after disinfection by spraying with alcohol and can also be easily replaced if necessary.
We want to enable our children to playfully deal with the COVID-19 situation with a creative competition. In the Smart Editor, the masks can be designed with graphics, texts, colors and even your own pictures. Durst will draw 10 creations from all entries and produce them for the winners free of charge.
Durst will initially manufacture the masks for its own group and its sister company Alupress and will then make the production capacity and know-how available to other companies in order to make the customizable masks available to the general public.
The community masks can be obtained in the Trentino-South Tyrol region personalized from the company Kunst & Dünger Solutions under their DEKOZON brand.
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“VergissMeinNicht” (vergissmeinnicht.bz.it), a social cooperative in Bruneck giving young cross-border workers and people with disabilities a place in the world of work, will be partnering Durst for processing and assembling the masks. Under the motto appreciation and added value, the specialized sewing service finalizes the “community masks” in a protected environment. It also focuses on sustainability for packaging.
The "community masks" produced by Durst are constructed in 3 layers and have a filter membrane. The selected filter membrane was subjected to a detailed effectiveness test in the Durst laboratories and in addition Durst will have the measured values verified by an independent institute.
Durst explicitly points out that this is not protective equipment in accordance with VO (E) 2016/425 or a medical device in accordance with Directive 93/42 / EEC.