BDN covers AMC, industry collaboration to produce masks

The Bangor Daily News reported on a collaboration between the University of Maine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center and industry partners to produce masks during the coronavirus pandemic. After several weeks in early March during which Ntension and Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center worked with AMC and the Manufacturers Association of Maine to run extensive filtration tests on the masks, a final product was ready to be produced. The masks are made of a non-woven fabric, and are grade-one medical masks — not N95 masks, but masks that can be used by all Northern Light employees other than those providing direct care to coronavirus patients or performing surgical procedures.