Personal Protective Equipment

Face Masks-Keep them Handy!

Face Masks-Keep them Handy!

Face Masks-Keep them Handy!  Well into the third year of the pandemic, we're all ready to put our face masks away for a while!  This pandemic really caught us by surprise and changed the traditional design of face masks.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that cloth masks aren't as effective against coronavirus as surgical masks and respirators.  The difference is in the filtration capability.  Loosely woven cloth provides the least protection, layered finely woven masks are better. ...
Shieldex and VTT-"Family Businesses"

Shieldex and VTT- “Family Businesses”!

Shieldex and VTT-"Family Businesses"!  I was able to interview Robert Erichsen, the CEO of Shieldex recently during his first visit with us in three years.  Shieldex is VTT's European partner, providing us with conductive metalized textiles, that VTT markets and uses in our fabricated products.  The close relationship between Shieldex and V Technical Textiles, Inc. spans many years and is rooted in family and business ties. Robert Erichsen, CEO of Shieldex Randy:  It's been a few years since you've been able to...
Conductive Textiles Lighted Safety Clothing

Conductive Textiles-What are their uses?

Conductive Textiles-What are their uses?  Conductive Textiles are often used in "technical applications".   VTT markets conductive textiles, meaning an electrical current can pass through them.  That current can be a "message", "data", or part of a circuit.  Metals are great electrical conductors.  The most conductive metal is Silver, followed by Copper and Gold.  Gold is rarely used in conductive textiles due to its cost.  VTT's conductive textiles are primarily plated or coated with Silver, Copper, Nickel, and Tin.  Other specialty...
RFI Interference

Proper RFI Management is Crucial, Wireless, the Internet of Things, and 5G depend on It!

Proper RFI Management is Crucial, Wireless, the Internet of Things (IOT) and 5G depend on it! Proper RFI Management is Crucial, Wireless, the IoT, and 5G depend on it.  All three of the above-mentioned systems operate in an RFI filled environment.  Due to the increase of the number of devices, there is more RFI in our environment than ever before.  Every electronic device emits RFI, the trick is to control it.  Think of the environment as an office full workers.  As...
RFI/ EMI Shielding Conductive Textiles

What can Metalized Textiles do for You? Your Imagination is the only Limit!

Since the founding of V Technical Textiles, Inc., it has been the world's single largest distributor of electrically conductive fabrics and notions.  Many people have no idea what metalized textiles are used for.  When they first came out, metalized textiles were used largely in electrical manufacturing in the aerospace, automotive, electronics industries as ESD carpeting, EMI shielded gaskets and quickly evolved into shielding materials in electronic devices to stop RF Interference from affecting the proper function of these sensitive electronic...
RF/EMI Protective Clothing

RF Protective Suit, Protection for 5G Workers, Microwave Workers and Maintenance Personnel!

Most of us know that we are surrounded by RF radiation all of the time.  This radiation is of the non-ionizing variety, meaning that it lacks the energy to damage the DNA of a cell and cause mutations.  RF is routinely absorbed by the body and the effects of this absorption are called "thermal effects", basically much as a microwave oven can heat water, RF radiation can rapidly warm the body.  The eyes and the testes are most vulnerable to...

5G-What’s the Latest Information on how it will Affect our Health?

The coming of 5G has had many people worried about "how will all of that RF radiation affect my health?" since its rollout in 2018.  The concern about cell phones in general and their radiation emission has increased over the years, as people spend more time on them and near them than ever before.  The FCC developed the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in 1996, at a time when the cell phone was just a phone.  The SAR reflected the average...

COVID-19 is NOT Finished with Us yet, Please Keep Your Masks and Your Distance!!

Many people are worried that the "second wave" of  COVID-19 has arrived with summer.  I tend to agree with Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has stated "we are still in the first wave of COVID-19".  People just got tired of making the effort that is necessary to keep the rate of the infection down to manageable levels for our medical system and assumed that "this crisis is over".   I believe that COVID-19 is going to take our country to "Summer...

Opening the Economy does NOT Mean All is Safe, Make Sure to Keep Your Guard Up!!

We might be on the verge of getting "life back to normal", the question is "what is normal now"?  I feel that life has changed for many of us, with new steps that are and should be becoming parts of our "new normal routine" to ensure that life continues to proceed smoothly.  Some segments of the population have jumped directly from social distancing and using precautionary measures to "stop the spread" to the illogical conclusion that "we're safe now, let's...
Face Masks-Keep them Handy!

Masks by the Numbers-What do I Really Need in a Mask?

We all know that it is still smart for us to wear facial coverings or masks when we are out in the public, helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 during this Social Distancing phase of the Pandemic, even though the basic restart of the economy has recently begun in some localities.  The questions are: Who should be wearing a mask, What type of mask should I be wearing, How do I choose a mask, How do I put on...