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Cummins make new N95 masks possible

Arkansas Trucking Association member Cummins is partnering with DuPont to address the nation’s shortage of N95 respirator masks. 

Cummins, an engine manufacturer, uses DuPont’s Hybrid Membrane Technology in its filtration products, like those in heavy-duty diesel engines. The HMT can also be used in N95 respirator masks, the kind recommended for use in hospitals because they filter 95% of airborne particles that can spread COVID-19.

“Cummins is re-evaluating our supply base and manufacturing capabilities to identify how we can support our healthcare professionals who rely on critical personal protective equipment to do their jobs,” said Amy Davis, Vice President of Cummins Filtration.

Cummins has donated the filter technology for the masks, and they were assembled by the University of Minnesota teams in March.

Jakub Tolar, Campus Health Officer and Medical School Dean at the University of Minnesota said, “The first thing we recognized from our experts in the Center for Filtration Research, who work directly with Cummins, is that not all filtration materials are created equal and that the Cummins material is an excellent alternative.”

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