ARCO offers advise on purchasing PPE

ETI member ARCO – one of the largest suppliers of PPE in the UK – has shared advise on purchasing PPE during the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to Covid-19, there has been a global surge in demand and international supply chain constrictions, leading to a shortage of supply of PPE. This means the purchase of certain…

28,000 Laundry Workers in crisis

Despite the government agreeing that laundries need help, 28,000 laundry workers are still struggling. During the current lockdown, many industries that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic have received extra support from the government: except laundries. Without the hospitality industry on steam, most of the laundry industry has been entirely shut down – and…

Manufacturing in the UK – Challenges and Advantages Wednesday 8th July 11:00am – 12:30pm

The PCIAW® ‘Manufacturing in the UK – Challenges and Advantages’ Webinar, in partnership with Gerber Technology, will take place on 8th July 2020 at 11:00am – 12:30pm.  Join a team of industry experts to learn more about the challenges and solutions of ‘Manufacturing in the UK – Challenges and Advantages’. With representatives from the PCIAW®, Gerber Technology…

Garment manufacturers in Leicester vow to defy lockdown

Dozens of small manufacturers based in Leicester have vowed to ignore the government lockdown as they cannot afford to lose any more money – despite working in cramped conditions with little access to correct PPE. Dozens of small to medium-sized manufacturers making clothes for high street brands and online companies currently operate in Leicester’s lockdown…

Portuguese Secretary of State for Internationalisation, Eurico Brilhante Dias Visits Calvelex

From Calvelex, LinkedIn page The Secretary of State for Internationalisation, Eurico Brilhante Dias visited Calvelex this afternoon, starting a two-day tour by several exporting companies of different activities in the districts of Braga and Porto. During the visit, which was also attended by the mayor of Lousada, Pedro Machado, the company’s administrators, Cesar Araujo and presented to Marco Araujo of…

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Ascend Files First FDA 510(k) Submission Based on ActeevTM Technology

From www.ascendmaterials.com. Data from independent labs find Acteev deactivates bacteria, fungi and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. Ascend Performance Materials announced today it submitted its first FDA 510(k) for clearance to market its patent-pending ActeevTMtechnology in the United States in a medical device, a surgical mask under a new brand called Acteev BiodefendTM. Independent laboratory testing has…

3 Ways Scientists Think We Could De-Germ a Covid-19 World

By Michele Cohen Marill, from Wired. Researchers want to know if we can create an antiviral infrastructure that would protect humans from transmission. Here are a few ideas. WITH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS easing and people returning to  restaurants, bars, and shopping malls, a new strategy is emerging to protect us: creating an antiviral infrastructure. While we can’t completely…

Webinar: Manufacturing in the UK – Challenges and Advantages

Wednesday 8th July 2020, 11:00am – 12:30pm. We are pleased to announce the first of four webinars, hosted by PCIAW® and Gerber Technology. Join our team and panel of experts on Wednesday, 8th of July from 11:00am – 12.30pm to learn about Manufacturing in the UK with all the challenges and advantages involved. Representatives from the apparel industry, PCIAW®…