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SABIC introduces new LEXAN Anti-Fog film for clear safety visors, lenses and goggles in high-humidity front-line work environments

SABIC has successfully commercialized LEXAN™ HP92AF Anti-Fog film, targeted especially at demanding COVID-19 protection equipment such as safety face shields and goggles in front-line work environments. The film product features a one-sided coating that extends the time-to-fog even at very high ambient humidity, ensuring long-lasting optical clarity without compromising the abrasion resistance or impact strength of the LEXAN polycarbonate film material.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced the successful commercialization of LEXAN™ HP92AF Anti-Fog film, targeted especially at demanding COVID-19 protection equipment such as safety face shields and goggles in front-line work environments. The film product features a one-sided coating that extends the time-to-fog even at very high ambient humidity, ensuring long-lasting optical clarity. LEXAN HP92AF has confirmed its superior anti-fog performance in extensive testing under harshest conditions (see video) and does not exhibit any hazing at saturation as could be observed with competitive materials. Moreover, the anti-fog coating technology has no compromising effect on the abrasion resistance and impact strength of the polycarbonate film.

Airnov laser-marked desiccant canisters reduced risk of contamination by eliminating print or paper labels

Airnov laser-marked desiccant canisters reduced risk of contamination by eliminating print or paper labels. 
(Photo: Airnov)Airnov Healthcare Packaging, a global leader in controlled atmosphere packaging, is introducing a new line of laser-marked sorbent and desiccant canisters without direct printing or labeling. Laser marking produces clean, readable product and warning information with reduced risk of contamination of packaged pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. It also contributes to a smaller carbon footprint.

SABIC fast tracks thermoplastics orders for Mindray and DIRUI to expedite rapid production of critical COVID-19 equipment

Lifesaving medical equipment, from ventilators and defibrillators to auto-chemistry analyzers, is essential in overcoming COVID-19. To meet urgent requests from global customers that manufacture these products, SABIC has taken extraordinary steps to expedite order fulfillment for its specialty thermoplastic resins.Lifesaving medical equipment, from ventilators and defibrillators to auto-chemistry analyzers, is essential in overcoming COVID-19. To meet urgent requests from global customers that manufacture these products, SABIC has taken extraordinary steps to expedite order fulfillment for its specialty thermoplastic resins. As an example, the company rapidly supplied significant quantities of thermoplastics to two Chinese medical device manufacturers, Mindray and DIRUI. Despite shutdowns and exponential increase in demand, SABIC has worked to ensure fast and steady supply of desperately needed medical equipment to hospitals on the front lines.

Tests confirm new long-lasting surface coating for public spaces proven to kill COVID-19

A new durable anti-viral surface treatment from AFFIX labs has been scientifically proven to last for months on surfaces such as restaurant tables, school furniture and other public spaces while effectively killing the COVID-19 pathogen upon contact. Si-Quat by AFFIX Labs can be implemented onto any surface.
(Photo © 2020 by AFFIX Labs)Leading chemical binding expert AFFIX Labs has harnessed its global experience in disease prevention to create the first long-lasting surface treatment proven to kill the coronavirus (COVID-19). Now available in Europe and the UAE and launching in new global markets, the surface treatment, known as Si-Quat, combines a safe and well-established disinfectant with the lab’s proprietary chemical binding technique.

Archroma starts production of hand sanitizers to help fight COVID-19

Archroma starts production of hand sanitizers to help fight COVID-19. (Photo: Archroma)As part of its active engagement in the fight against COVID-19, Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, started bulk production of a new range of hand sanitizers at its Landhi site in Pakistan in May 2020. The new Kieralon® HS range was developed by the R&D team at the Archroma Center of Excellence in Karachi, in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations.

Surgical mask in development with Acteev technology shows efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 plus Level III filtration properties

AscendAscend Performance Materials announced today it has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a 510(k) premarket notification for clearance to market its Acteev technology in a pair of high-efficacy surgical masks to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.

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