Durst produces ‘community COVID-19 masks’ at its Brixen headquarters


Durst is now producing ‘community masks’ to fight against COVID-19 in its demo center at the Brixen headquarters in South Tyrol, Italy. The masks are produced in the first step for employees of Durst Group and sister company Alupress and afterwards the production capacity will also be available for other companies. The know-how for the production of the ‘community masks’ will be made available to interested PSPs worldwide through its branches. The ‘community masks’ have a filter membrane that has a high filtration efficiency and at the same time is characterized by very good air permeability. They have a 3-layer structure, the polyester fleece textile materials are comfortable to wear and washable, the filter membrane can be disinfected with alcohol and reused. Durst has many years of experience with filter systems, as these take on a type of ‘cleaning function’ in the printing press to filter out microparticles in the ink supply systems so that the printheads do not become clogged and are always ready for use. The filter membrane selected by Durst Development for the ‘community masks’ was subjected to a detailed effectiveness test in the Durst laboratories and Durst will also have the measured values verified by an independent institute.