Production of community masks at Brixen headquarters
The know-how for the production of the “community masks” will be made available to interested print service providers worldwide through its branches.
"At the beginning of April, our printing technologies for the label and packaging industry were classified as systemically relevant and we were able to go back into partial operation," said Christoph Gamper, CEO and co-owner of Durst Group. "Now we will also use our textile printing and processing systems, which are located in the demo centre for customer demonstrations, for the production of "community masks". In line with our "pixel-to-output" strategy, production takes place digitally and fully automatically: in a web shop with a specially programmed editor, the masks can be individualised with graphics, images, texts, and our workflow software then sends the designed file directly to the printing machine and then the printed material is processed by a cutting system. The announcement of our initiative on social media alone has generated great demand and print service providers worldwide are adapting our concept and thus Durst technology for their productions."
High filtration efficiencyThe "community masks" produced by Durst have a filter membrane that has a high filtration efficiency and at the same time is characterised by very good air permeability. The "community masks" 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 explicitly points out that this is not a protective equipment in accordance with VO (E) 2016/425 or a medical device in accordance with Directive 93/42 / EEC.
The company 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 print heads 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.
Partnership with “VergissMeinNicht”“VergissMeinNicht” (www.vergissmeinnicht.bz.it), a social cooperative in Bruneck giving young cross-border workers and people with disabilities a place in the world of work, will be partnering Durst for processing and assembling the masks. Under the motto “appreciation and added value”, the specialized sewing service finalises the “community masks” in a protected environment. It also focuses on sustainability for packaging.
The community masks can be obtained from end customers in South Tyrol via the company Kunst & Dünger Solutions (http://www.maskenmacherei.online) – personalised and up to a print run of 300 pieces. For larger quantities or inquiries about pixel-to-output software and hardware solutions for production, Durst should be contacted directly.www.durst-group.com/masks