Coronavirus: Cummins and 3M partner to develop PPE


In order to support coronavirus efforts, Cummins has partnered with 3M to manufacture high efficiency particulate filters for use in 3M’s Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) for healthcare workers.

PAPRs are an important piece of equipment for front-line healthcare workers responding to the coronavirus pandemic. PAPRs use a battery-powered blower that sends filtered air into a hood or head top that overs the wearers had or face; and can provide increased levels of respiratory protection.

With the additional particulate filters, 3M has potential to more than double its current production. The additional filters will help 3M increases demand for personal protective equipment during the coronavirus outbreak.

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