Global Filtration Industry Leaders Step Up to Fight Louisiana Outbreak

Two face mask donations are benefiting the community in Lake Charles, LA, in their battle against Covid-19.

Jiangsu Jiulang High-Tech Co., Ltd., a company of the National Engineering Research Center for Special Separation Membrane of Nanjing Tech University (NJTECH) in China has donated 1,500 KN95 respirators to frontline healthcare workers in Lake Charles, LA.  The donation was not just a gift of assets but also a gift of logistics, because a donation of medical supplies requires an FDA Emergency Use Authorization in order to ship the masks – no quick or easy task.

The KN95 masks have the most advanced membrane air filtration technology, which uses a nanofiber 3D spiderweb structure with a pore size of within 0.1 to 0.5 microns. Filtration efficiencies for 0.3 um non-oily particles is over 98%, and is effective for dust, aerosols, bacterial and viruses. The masks meet GB2626-2006 and En 149-2001 standards for PPE use and will be shipped directly to frontline medical facilities.

Thanks are due to Prof. Weihong Xing, a top membrane expert and vice president of Nanjing Tech University, as well as her associate Prof. Zhaoxiang Zhong, inventor of their KN95 masks, and the associates of the Membrane Science and Technology Research Center of Nanjing Tech University.

Membrane Science & Technology Research Center Associates, Nanjing Tech UniversityAssociates of the Membrane Science and Technology Research Center of Nanjing Tech University

In a second donation, Henan Aklly Filter Engineering Co. in China’s Henan Province helped to obtain 3,000 medical grade surgical masks and shipped to local medical facilities in Lake Charles, which were greatly appreciated.

As we continue to fight the coronavirus pandemic, it will take the generosity of individuals, companies and organizations around the world to turn the tide. Kudos to these members of the filtration industry for stepping up!

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