Canadian textile company Duvaltex is ramping up production to offer its full range of Level 1 and Level 2 gowns and antimicrobial scrub textiles to front-line healthcare workers in the United States. Made from durable fabrics, Duvaltex’s textiles meet the most stringent quality specifications to provide optimal protection against the transfer of microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate matter.
“Our U.S. teams, based in Maine and Michigan, have been developing and manufacturing medical textiles and products for the healthcare industry for more than 20 years and are ready to meet the increasing demand for personal protective equipment,” says Alain Duval, CEO of Duvaltex. “We are especially proud of the durability of our textiles, which can be washed and reused over 100 times. Each lot is tested to meet the highest quality and traceability standards and ensure they are defect-free.”
Duvaltex’s engineered Level 1 and 2 reusable fabrics are woven to make medical and hospital gowns as well as laboratory and protective clothing, with and without antistatic performance capabilities. The antistatic technology incorporated in the medical fabric construction reduces the build-up of static charges, ensuring a safer work environment. Moreover, all Duvaltex fabrics meet U.S. FDA, American Society of Testing Materials International, American National Standards Institute, and AAMI quality standards.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Duvaltex has mobilized its North American manufacturing facilities to produce millions of yards of medical textiles in record time to meet major government contracts for personal protective equipment (PPE) and support healthcare institutions. Employees at the company’s facilities and offices in Maine, Michigan, New York, and North Carolina, as well as companies in its U.S. supply chain, have played a key role in this major effort alongside Duvaltex teams located in Canada.
As part of its ongoing efforts to protect people and limit the spread of viruses, such as COVID-19, Duvaltex recently launched a non-medical protective face mask. In fact, the company made substantial investments in new 3D knitting equipment at its Grand Rapids, Mich., facility to provide it with the capacity to produce millions of the X7 mask.
Featured image: Duvaltex’s Guilford, Maine, facility is ramping up production to offer Level 1 and Level 2 gowns and antimicrobial scrub textiles to frontline healthcare workers in the United States.