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Armstrong County Company Creates Foam For Revolutionary Coronavirus-Killing Face Shield – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Revolutionary, innovative and made right here in Pennsylvania. A new coronavirus-killing drug faceThis article aims to change the way that we think about disposables masks.

Ramshield, Inc., located in Exton, Pennsylvania, invented the AVF shield. However, it can only work because of a one-of a kind foam developed at Bergad Specialty Foams, Armstrong County.

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“Many of our customers will come to us looking for a material that doesn’t exist,” said Paul Bergad, owner of Bergad’s Specialty Foams.

Bergard’s company invents and produces foams for all kinds of things from wheelchair cushions to surgical pads to custom cooling foam for the ear-pieces of headphones.

Ramshield was contacted to discuss a brand-new project. face shieldBergad accepted the challenge.

“They needed a material they could actually wet and place against their fabric and it would stay wet. The material we developed for them is able to stay wet for eight to ten hours without having to re-wet the mask”, said Bergad.

The AVF Shield requires that the foam be wet to maintain an electrical charge within the maskFlowing

The foam will stop working if it dries out.

“Once this gets wet with saline or water, it activates the battery within the fabric. It’s not a high-voltage fabric. It’s a very low but measurable voltage, but it’s enough to kill bacteria,” said Bergad.

But how does fabric produce electricity?

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“So there’s two very different metals in here. The dots in the fabric are similar to what’s in a battery, but not hazardous. And instead of using an acid, they use water or saline solution as the electrolyte”, Bergad explained.

Another unique aspect of this is maskIt is said to offer two-way protection, killing COVID-19 on the way in and out of the facility. mask.

This feature is particularly appealing to Armstrong Center for Medicine and Health, Kittanning.

“We would love to have at least one for all of our staff because then they can wear them in all of the critical areas, as well as the routine areas like the medical-surgical units, the skilled nursing units, places like that,” said Dr. Kayla Lee, ACMH’s Director of Operational Excellence.

Dr. Lee says the hospital’s 1,000 employees already wear Bergad’s traditional face shield, and they’re now eager to get the AVF Shield.

“I hope we’re on the top of their list because our staff appreciate it more than anything. Being a rural community hospital, we don’t have all of the benefits as the large health systems, but we do have that small community feel,”Lee.

And it’s that sense of community that inspires Bergad to keep giving back.

“It’s more satisfying than some of the big developments that we have come out with because when you’re out there and you see the product and you see it helping people, you know it’s needed. It really doesn’t mean anything to us to have any recognition whatsoever. We want to develop, and we want to help,” said Bergad.

The AVF Shield retails for $39. It’s washable and reusable. It can be washed and reused. masksThey are expected to be made available to the public within the next few weeks.

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You can still pre-order the product. masks at Ramshield Inc’s website.

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