Durst is now producing “community masks” in its demo center at the Brixen headquarters in South Tyrol, Italy.
The masks are produced in the first step for employees of Durst Group and sister company Alupress. The production capacity will also be available for other companies afterwards.
According to Durst, 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.
Durst will be using its textile printing and processing systems, which are located in the demo center 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 individualized 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," said Gamper.
The "community masks" produced by Durst have a filter membrane that has a high filtration efficiency and at the same time is characterized by very good air permeability. The 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.