How Do Mask Machines Produce Non-woven Fabric Masks?

17 Jan.,2022

Wearing a face mask can protect you from a myriad of airborne infections, including the COVID-19 virus, influenza and other infections. Since masks are an important part of keeping us all safe in a pandemic, it's important to understand how to effectively make disposable masks. If you're interested in learning this and how we produce disposable masks, read on!

 

Wearing a face mask can protect you from a myriad of airborne infections, including the COVID-19 virus, influenza and other infections. Since masks are an important part of keeping us all safe in a pandemic, it's important to understand how to effectively make disposable masks. If you're interested in learning this and how we produce disposable masks, read on!

 

How Do Mask Machines Produce Non-woven Fabric Masks?

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Mask Making Materials

Disposable masks are produced using a type of non-woven fabric. Nonwovens are made of fibers, which are basically tangled webs of fibers.
Nonwovens are most commonly used in disposable masks because they have good breathability while still filtering out harmful bacteria. The most common material used to make disposable masks is polypropylene. 

 

Mask Machines

If you are producing masks in large quantities, you will need to use some sort of mask production equipment to speed up the process! This makes it easy to make disposable masks quickly and automatically.
It will automatically perform the entire production and create uniform masks in a very short period of time compared to making masks manually. Here are the steps used in the mask maker.

 

 

Material Entry

The first step is the entry of raw materials. When the materials are combined together, the materials are unfolded in a single material stream and drawn into the production process.

 

Folding Process

Once the machine has put the raw materials together and they are on their way through the machine, the next step is to fold them. The way the machine folds the material is what makes the fabric pleat. These folds are located in any disposable 3-ply mask.
After the pleats are folded into the mask, the machine uses ultrasonic welding to make seams on the ends of the mask.

 

Cutting the mask to size

After the welding process is complete, the mask needs to be cut to the correct size. Until then, the material remains attached to the raw material bobbin. Using the mask making machine, the masks are cut to the size of individual masks and transported to the next station in the machine. 

 

Adding the earrings

The next step in the mask building process is to add the earrings to the edges. Using this part of the machine, earring attachments are automatically fed into the sides of the mask and then ultrasonically welded to the mask. 

 

Stacking the completed mask

The mask is now complete! The final process of the mask production machine is to stack the finished masks into piles. The machine is programmed with the number of masks in each stack and stacks them to the correct number. Once the machine stacks the masks, they are either manually or automatically packaged and ready for use.

How Do Mask Machines Produce Non-woven Fabric Masks?

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Learn more

Making three-layer disposable masks is a fun thing to do. Our team at TONGWEI has designed production automation systems for different markets that can help you with your production. If you'd like to learn more about the mask making process, want to learn more about mask making materials, or have any other questions about medical surgical masks, we can help you!


Contact our team today for a free quote on our equipment or available masks!