Facemask Market and Technologies

Facemask Market and Technologies

April 27th, 2020, Tuesday

8:00am-10:00am,  ET Canada & US


$USD 350

$USD 175 (Member Only )


Business Meeting
Course Objectives:

The objective of this course is to provide you the latest update on facemask market analysis and the technologies used to make facemasks, especially meltblown and electrostatic changing technologies, as a primary method used for making core facemask filtration layers. We will also discuss the latest developments on test methods and certification standards for the facemasks, as well as the trends for future growth.

Course Outline

1. Instruction (Christine Sun, 10 min)

2. Updated Market Analysis (Bob Mcilvaine, 20 min)

a. Risk Reduction Assessment

b. Near-term and Long-term Market Strategy

3. Meltblown Processes and Electrostatic Charging Technologies (Peter Tsai, 50 min)

a. Review of meltblown technologies

b. Fundamentals in meltblowing process design

c. Process parameters and web properties

d. Meltblown advantages for filters and facemasks

i. Unique meltblown characteristics in filtration

ii. Meltblown polypropylene electret

e. Electrostatic charging techniques

f. Charge decay and durability

g. Recent developments

4. An outline of current medical face mask performance requirements and testing (Janelle R. Bentz, 25 min)

a. Medical Mask Test Method Standards

b. NOISH Test methods

c. Barrier Face Coverings

5. Trends for further growth (All speakers, 15 min)

a. Panel Discussion

b. Q&A

Instructor Biography

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Dr. Peter Tsai

President @ Waterloo Filtration Institute

Dr. Tsai has over 40 years of expertise in development of meltblowing (MB) system and the electrostatic charging (EC) of materials for making air filter electrets. The MB and the EC technologies developed Dr. Tsai have been used in the industries worldwide making billion pieces of N95 of face masks, and many other applications in air filtration. He receives three most prestigious awards from the University of Tennessee (UT) in recognition of his contribution in technology innovation and transfer. Dr. Tsai is entitled by AFS as a Fellow Member, famous for his invention of electret meltblown technologies for N95 facemask and air filtration applications.

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Janelle R. Bentz, MS, Nelson Laboratories

Janelle has been employed at Nelson Laboratories for nearly 6 years and is the department scientist in the Protective Barriers department of the company. As an expert in many of the surgical gown and drape and medical face mask and respirator standards, she helps oversee the testing in this section. As convener of ISO TC94/SC13/WG6, she helps lead standard development for testing medical protective clothing. She is currently pursuing an MBA at Brigham Young University in addition to responsibilities at Nelson Laboratories.

Facemask Market and Technologies

Facemask Market and Technologies

April 27th, 2020, Tuesday

8:00am-10:00am,  ET Canada & US


$USD 350

$USD 175 (Member Only )


Business Meeting
Course Objectives:

The objective of this course is to provide you the latest update on facemask market analysis and the technologies used to make facemasks, especially meltblown and electrostatic changing technologies, as a primary method used for making core facemask filtration layers. We will also discuss the latest developments on test methods and certification standards for the facemasks, as well as the trends for future growth.

Course Outline:

Course Outline

1. Instruction (Christine Sun, 10 min)

2. Updated Market Analysis (Bob Mcilvaine, 20 min)

a. Risk Reduction Assessment

b. Near-term and Long-term Market Strategy

3. Meltblown Processes and Electrostatic Charging Technologies (Peter Tsai, 50 min)

a. Review of meltblown technologies

b. Fundamentals in meltblowing process design

c. Process parameters and web properties

d. Meltblown advantages for filters and facemasks

i. Unique meltblown characteristics in filtration

ii. Meltblown polypropylene electret

e. Electrostatic charging techniques

f. Charge decay and durability

g. Recent developments

4. An outline of current medical face mask performance requirements and testing (Janelle R. Bentz, 25 min)

a. Medical Mask Test Method Standards

b. NOISH Test methods

c. Barrier Face Coverings

5. Trends for further growth (All speakers, 15 min)

a. Panel Discussion

b. Q&A

Instructor Biography

Sun.jpg

Dr. Peter Tsai

President @ Waterloo Filtration Institute

Dr. Tsai has over 40 years of expertise in development of meltblowing (MB) system and the electrostatic charging (EC) of materials for making air filter electrets. The MB and the EC technologies developed Dr. Tsai have been used in the industries worldwide making billion pieces of N95 of face masks, and many other applications in air filtration. He receives three most prestigious awards from the University of Tennessee (UT) in recognition of his contribution in technology innovation and transfer. Dr. Tsai is entitled by AFS as a Fellow Member, famous for his invention of electret meltblown technologies for N95 facemask and air filtration applications.

Sun.jpg

Janelle R. Bentz, MS, Nelson Laboratories

Janelle has been employed at Nelson Laboratories for nearly 6 years and is the department scientist in the Protective Barriers department of the company. As an expert in many of the surgical gown and drape and medical face mask and respirator standards, she helps oversee the testing in this section. As convener of ISO TC94/SC13/WG6, she helps lead standard development for testing medical protective clothing. She is currently pursuing an MBA at Brigham Young University in addition to responsibilities at Nelson Laboratories.