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Facemask Market and Technologies Today


Waterloo Filtration Institute is pleased to release today's Facemask Market and Technologies course, April 11, 2023, 8:00-10:00 am EDT. Thanks to all our distinguished speakers and audience for another excellent program well delivered.


Speakers and Panelists

  • Peter Tsai, PhD, Professor, Univ. of Tennessee, USA

  • Christine Sun, PhD, President, WFI, USA

  • Sarah Smit, Director, Lab Operations, Nelson Laboratories, USA

  • Bob Mcilvaine, President, Mcilvaine Company, USA

  • Mehdi Shirmohammadi, PhD, R&D manager, Termeh Co., Iran

  • Iyad Al-Attar, PhD, Strategic Director, WFI, Canada

  • Mr. Mitch McCreary, Moderator, Director of Marketing, WFI, USA


Course Outline


1. Introduction to Facemasks (Christine Sun)

  • General facemasks and types of use

  • Filtration principle of facemasks

2. Updated Market Analysis (Bob Mcilvaine)

  • Background

  • Market Variables

  • Market Forecast

3. Meltblown Processes and Electrostatic Charging Technologies (Peter Tsai)

  • Meltblowing process parameters and fabric properties

  • Electrostatic charging technologies and charge durability

  • Unique MB characteristics for masks to protect against SARS-CoV-2

4. Nanofiber Technologies in Facemask Applications (Christine Sun)

  • Methods to produce nanofibers

  • Nanofiber facemasks vs. meltblown electret PP facemasks

  • Value proposition

5. Face Mask Performance Requirements and Testing Industry Trends (Sarah Smit)

  • Overview of face mask products and test methods

  • Overview of ASTM F2100 test methods and performance requirements

  • ASTM F2100 current and future work and other face mask industry trends

6. New Developments, Opportunities and Trends (Mehdi Shirmohamadi, Iyad Al-Attar, Panel discussion and Q&A).


The video recording is now available here for your review if interested. You may also access the full presentation and video recording via the course website.





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