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BRIEFINGS

SWATCHES

The outer fabric of the Spacer
Dome Pro mask from Apex
Mills has a durable waterrepellant finish to stay dry
in bad weather, and the
inner fabric has moisture
management capability
to provide added comfort.
The mask is washable and
reusable and will continue to
perform after 50 launderings.
Photo: Apex Mills.

Innovative face masks

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veryone from couture fashion
brands to Girl Scouts have taken
up mask making to fight the spread
of COVID-19, with textile companies
drawing on their unique capabilities
to introduce new innovations.
Patterned after N95 masks, the
Spacer Dome Pro mask from Apex
Mills, Inwood, N.Y., includes an air
space that offers two benefits: the
fabric stays away from the wearer's
lips, offering better comfort, and it
allows the wearer to speak clearly and
breathe easily. The combination of a
three-dimensional spacer fabric and
a tightly knit liner provides four layers
of particle filtration, while remaining
lightweight and foldable. The
integrated pocket allows the wearer
to insert additional filter media. The
liner fabric is made with micro-denier

yarns for enhanced softness and
comfort, while the behind-the-head
strap system is fully adjustable for
a custom fit. Component fabrics, all
made in the U.S.A., are antimicrobial
and employ environmentally friendly,
zinc-based technology.
Pelican Wire, a manufacturer of
application-driven wire solutions
based in Naples, Fla., donated a large
quantity of wire to ZSK Technical
Embroidery Systems and BendShape,
a wearable electronics company,
for the production of "shapeable"
face masks for front-line workers.
"We've been working with the
team at ZSK Technical Embroidery
Systems, a division of ZSK USA Inc.,
on an e-textile product development
program and continue to be impressed
by the precise capabilities of their

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