Facemask Market and Technologies

Facemask Market and Technologies

April 26th, 2022, Tuesday

8:00am-10:00am,  ET Canada & US

Business Meeting

$USD 350

$USD 175 (Member Only )


Course Objectives:

The objective of this course is to provide the audience with the latest update on facemask market analysis and a depth understanding of the technologies used to make facemasks, especially meltblown electrostatic changing technologies, as a primary method used for making core facemask filtration layers. We will also discuss new updates on test methods and certification standards for the facemasks, as well as nanofiber technologies used in facemask applications, emerging new developments, opportunities, and trends.

1. Introduction to Facemasks (Christine Sun)

  • General facemasks and types of use

  • Filtration principle of facemasks

2. Updated Market Analysis (Bob Mcilvaine)

  • Sigle Use and Reusable Facemasks

  •  Near-term and Long-term Market Strategy

  •  Updated Market Estimates

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 Methods (Sarah Smit)

  • Medical Face Mask Performance requirements and Test methods

  • NOISH N95/N99 Performance requirements and Test methods

  • Barrier Face Coverings Performance requirements and Test methods

6. New Developments, Opportunities and Trends  (Christine Sun, Jayesh Doshi, Bob Mcilvaine, Peter Tsai, Sarah Smit)

Instructor Biography

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Peter Tsai, Ph.D.


Professor 

@ University of Tennessee

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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Sarah Smit, B.S, CQPA (ASQ)

Director, Laboratory Operations

@ Nelson Laboratories

Mrs. Sarah Smit, UT, USA, has been employed at Nelson Laboratories for over 12 years and is the Laboratory Operations Director in the Protective Barriers department of the company. As sub-chair of the F23.40 ASTM biological committee, which oversees the standards for medical face masks and gowns, she helps lead standard development for testing medical protective clothing. She received a BS in biology from the University of Utah.

Facemask Market and Technologies

Facemask Market and Technologies

April 26th, 2022, 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 the audience with the latest update on facemask market analysis and a depth understanding of the technologies used to make facemasks, especially meltblown electrostatic changing technologies, as a primary method used for making core facemask filtration layers. We will also discuss new updates on test methods and certification standards for the facemasks, as well as nanofiber technologies used in facemask applications, emerging new developments, opportunities, and trends.

Course Outline:

1. Introduction to Facemasks (Christine Sun)

  • General facemasks and types of use

  • Filtration principle of facemasks

2. Updated Market Analysis (Bob Mcilvaine)

  • Sigle Use and Reusable Facemasks

  •  Near-term and Long-term Market Strategy

  •  Updated Market Estimates

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 Methods (Sarah Smit)

  • Medical Face Mask Performance requirements and Test methods

  • NOISH N95/N99 Performance requirements and Test methods

  • Barrier Face Coverings Performance requirements and Test methods

6. New Developments, Opportunities and Trends  (Christine Sun, Jayesh Doshi, Bob Mcilvaine, Peter Tsai, Sarah Smit)

Instructor Biography

Sun.jpg

Peter Tsai, Ph.D.


Professor 

@ University of Tennessee

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

Sarah Smit, B.S, CQPA (ASQ)

Director, Laboratory Operations

@ Nelson Laboratories

Mrs. Sarah Smit, UT, USA, has been employed at Nelson Laboratories for over 12 years and is the Laboratory Operations Director in the Protective Barriers department of the company. As sub-chair of the F23.40 ASTM biological committee, which oversees the standards for medical face masks and gowns, she helps lead standard development for testing medical protective clothing. She received a BS in biology from the University of Utah.