3D illustration of Covid-19 under the microscope. Image Andrii Vodolazhskyi/Shutterstock.
3D illustration of Covid-19 under the microscope. Image Andrii Vodolazhskyi/Shutterstock.

Our coronavirus coverage shows how filtration and separation companies around the world are responding to and dealing with the spread of Covid-19.



Freudenberg increases meltblown nonwovens capacity in Germany

The nonwoven media is used to manufacture certified face masks.


Camfil supplies filters for meat production areas

The solution cleans the indoor air of circulating aerosols or viruses and provides clean filtered air to the cooling system for circulation.


Nanotech filter coating helps fight Covid-19

A professor from the University of Houston has developed a coating which allows air filters to capture airborne or aerosolised droplets of the virus.


Virtual RISE conference showcases new technologies

Programme content focused on societal issues affecting the nonwovens industry, bio-sourced polymers and fibres, Covid-19 responses and sustainability.


Mann+Hummel’s new HEPA filter for AC & ventilation

The new Nanoclass Cube Pro membrane can filter more than 99.95% of viruses, bacteria and micro-organisms from the supply air.


Freudenberg face mask certified as medical product

The mask includes a soft three-layer polypropylene filter medium.


Lydall to add fine fiber meltblown production line in France

The filtration media will be used for face masks and high-efficiency air filtration systems.


Xylem provides 100 000 face shields for Covid-19 front-line workers

Xylem partners help deliver the face shields to healthcare and water workers.


3M evaluates AquiSense method for respirator reuse

The PearlSurface UV-C LED disinfection method can treat N95 respirators whilst maintaining their crucial properties.


INDA examines Covid-19 impact on meltblown markets

The report assesses the market and outlook for the meltblown process used to produce medical face masks and respirators in the US.


Construction begins on Lydall’s expansion in New Hampshire

The Filtration Center of Excellence will develop new media and house two new production lines.


New ventilator sharing device in test phase

The system incorporates respiratory parts that are available in the UK supply chain.


Donaldson donates US$100 000 to Direct Relief to fight Covid-19

The Donaldson Foundation grant will help Direct Relief to provide equipment and resources to medical professionals.


Porvair supplies filters for Covid-19 testing

The company's Vyon porous plastic filters will be used in the SAMBA II machine that provides swift diagnosis of Covid-19 infection.


Eagle Filters starts manufacturing respirators in Finland

The initial target capacity is 30 000 respirators per day.


Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s filter media included in new range of face masks

The Buff face masks are available in Europe, the US and Canada.


Livinguard face mask technology 99.9% effective

The masks have three layers offering five levels of protection.


Lydall to add new production line to meet face mask demand

Commercial production is expected to begin later this year.


The safe reopening of commercial buildings

Planning, preparedness and precautions are key to ensuring water safety.


W+D/BICMA develops face mask converting line

The mask line can produce up to one million high quality face masks per day.


Meissner Filtration's new facility in Ireland is now operational

Manufacturing single-use systems in Castlebar, Co Mayo.


Tests on Freudenberg filters show anti-viral value

Once the filter captures the virus, it is deactivated through an approach based on natural fruit extracts which prevents secondary contamination.


Camfil starts making face masks in Sweden

The initial goal is to provide Region Stockholm with 100 000 CamProtect masks per week.


Xylem supports UNICEF’s Covid-19 response

The partnership will provide access to safe water and sanitation for vulnerable children and families.


Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches Extia Protect portfolio

The portfolio is specifically designed for face mask applications.


UniSieve technology used in oxygen concentrator

The technology allows the development and manufacture of membranes of different pore sizes.


Freudenberg begins manufacturing face masks

The mouth-nose masks are available in Germany from the Vileda online shop.


INDA launches new portal to meet Covid-19 need

The portal increases awareness of actions by nonwoven and engineered fabric producers in the fight against Covid-19.


Atlas Copco assists first responders with PPE

The 3D-printer produced mask is called a Montana Mask.


Ready-to-sew face mask kits include new Hollingsworth & Vose filtration media

Nanoweb® FM is designed for use in homemade face masks.


April's top filtration news stories

Featuring Filtration Group Industrial, Parker and Johns Manville.


DuPont donates PPE to Covid-19 frontline workers

The donation is part of a greater effort to respond to the crisis.


Ahlstrom-Munksjö's Turin plant expands mask material production capacity

The Turin plant will produce material for more than 60 million surgical face masks per month.


Xylem supports community-based responses to Covid-19

Customers and partners worldwide asked to nominate non-profit organizations to receive grant funding.


Sulzer Chemtech supports Covid-19 drug production

Sulzer's ECR is being used to increase production capacity of drugs for critically ill Covid-19 patients.


Grundfos produces face shields for health services

The mask consists of a normal sheet of A4 foil attached to a plastic frame.


Porvair Sciences contributes to breathing aid

The device has been used in hospitals in China and Italy to help Covid-19 patients with serious lung infections to breathe more easily.


Researchers develop self-sterilising air filters

The new nanotechnology is based on laser-induced graphene (LIG) water filters that eliminate viruses and bacteria in water.


Covid-19: Mann+Hummel supplies HEPA filters for Ford’s respirators

3500 HEPA filter elements are being manufactured in the US and Germany every day.


Ahlstrom-Munksjö expands production of face mask materials in Italy and Finland

The filter media company responds to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Johns Manville starts producing nonwoven media for face masks

The Johns Manville plant in Richland, Mississippi will help meet Covid-19 demand.INDA webinars guide industry during


Filtration Group Industrial switches part of German production to face masks

Around 30 000 masks will now be produced in the Öhringen plant every week.


INDA webinars guide industry during Covid-19

The webinars took place on 14, 21 and 28 April.


ProMinent donates water treatment system

The chlorine dioxide systems treat and disinfect medical wastewater.


Porvair adapts manufacturing to fight Covid-19

The company’s Segensworth division in the UK has been selected to support Project Oyster, a British consortium, which will build 10,000 ventilators.


Grundfos Foundation to support fight against Covid-19

This year the Poul Due Jensen Foundation will also focus on the fight against Covid-19.



Pretreated household materials offer filtration protection against pathogens

Study suggests household paper towel pretreated with NaCl solution prevents penetration of viral-sized particles.


Learning lessons from lockdown with Celeros

José Larios, CEO of Celeros Flow Technology, discusses what it is like to launch a new venture during a global pandemic.


Ventilator sharing moves forward

Initial details of the specification of the system are now freely available on the IfM website.


Digital water solutions can help combat Covid-19

Albert Cho, vice president and general manager at Xylem, discusses how utilities are responding to Covid-19 with digital technologies.