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Comez machines for the production of reusable face masks

Thanks to Comez’ long standing experience, electronic Comez knitting machines for producing protective face masks are now available

14th May 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Cilavegna, Italy

Technical Textiles

© Comez.

Following the recent national decree, Italian producer of warp knitting and crochet machines Comez has announced the complete reopening of all of its production activities and has been open since 4 May 2020. And thanks to Comez’ long standing experience, electronic Comez knitting machines for producing protective face masks are now available.

“The new containment phase related to the COVID-19 pandemic is a very delicate one, requiring that each of us suitably comply with strict safety standards. As such, companies worldwide have been requested to provide significant quantities of personal protective equipment for their clients, particularly face masks,” the Italian company explains.

“Right from the beginning of this emergency, Comez has made available to its customers its own technical expertise in the development of machinery designed especially for the production of reusable masks. Today, we are in a position to guarantee numerous solutions that effectively respond to different requirements, from the manufacturing of elastic bands, round or flat, to the production of complete face masks,” Comez goes on.

Reusable face mask made on Comez machines. © Comez.

Reusable face mask made on Comez machines. © Comez.

“Specifically, we have developed a special configuration for our electronic machines that guarantees the production of face masks complete with an elastic band,” Comez continues. “Equipped with a long weft device, allows the production of resistant and elastic reusable face masks, suitable to be worn even for extended periods of time. The finished product manufactured on our electronic machines requires only cutting and sewing for its completion.”

Another solution for producing face masks is to add the elastic bands directly on a non-woven fabric which is elasticized on Comez’ electronic machines. This configuration includes a special embroidery device, which allows high production speed and offers great economic advantage, the company says.

“Of course, it is also possible to produce only the elastic bands – both flat, round or tubular and in different widths – on our mechanical machines.”

Various Comez machine models can be used for all this type of production, all of which offer a high level of versatility. Thanks to the specifications of these machines, article changes can be handled easily, when required by the market.

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