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Unifi supplies yarns & fibers to PPE manufacturers

Unifi, a leading innovator in recycled and synthetic yarns, is supplying yarns and fibres to more than 100 companies that are producing the masks, gowns, and other personal protective equipment needed by first responders, medical personnel, and military. The company recognises the hard work that its customers are doing in supplying critical products.

Unifi’s fibre is an essential ingredient in the production of hundreds of critical components and products including masks, gowns, sewing thread for gowns, sterile wipes, drapes, and elastics for masks and face shields.

Unifi customer, Contempora Fabrics, based in Lumberton N.C., normally supplies fabric for baseball uniforms this time of year, but this season’s fabric is shifting to the production of medical masks and gowns. The factory using Contempora’s fabric is located in Pennsylvania and is owned by sports gear producer, Fanatics. The repurposed fabric is 100 per cent polyester sourced from Unifi’s operations in Yadkinville.