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Nonwovens Institute Donates Filtration Material to Army in Fight Against COVID-19

Using material donated from NC State’s Nonwovens Institute, soldiers at Fort Bragg create face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uniting with the U.S. Army in the fight against COVID-19, NC State donated almost 5,000 meters of its newly developed filtration material to Fort Bragg to create much-needed face masks. The 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, specializes in parachute missions. Those who maintain parachutes already have the equipment and facilities needed to sew masks.

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