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Processing and Quality Control of Masks: A Review

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It is clear that viruses, especially COVID-19, can cause infection and injure the human body. These viruses can transfer in different ways, such as in air transfer, which face masks can prevent and reduce. Face masks can protect humans through their filtration function. They include different types and mechanisms of filtration whose performance depends on the texture of the fabric, the latter of which is strongly related to the manufacturing method. Thus, scientists should enrich the information on mask production and quality control by applying a wide variety of tests, such as leakage, dynamic respiratory resistance (DBR), etc. In addition, the primary manufacturing methods (meltblown, spunlaid, drylaid, wetlaid and airlaid) and new additive manufacturing (AM) methods (such as FDM) should be considered. These methods are covered in this study.
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hal-03718450 , version 1 (08-07-2022)

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Sedigheh Farzaneh, Mohammadali Shirinbayan. Processing and Quality Control of Masks: A Review. Polymers, 2022, 14 (2), pp.291. ⟨10.3390/polym14020291⟩. ⟨hal-03718450⟩
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