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Kevin Young, VP of Medical, and Claudio Hanna, Business Development Director, have been featured in an interview with Med-Tech Innovation. The article, "How to Upscale COVID-19 Test Production at the Pandemic's Peak" discusses the challenges Web has faced during production ramp up and how we used our expertise and ingenuity to overcome them.
Check out the article here: How to Upscale COVID-19 Test Production at the Pandemic's Peak
July 30, 2020 – Web Industries Inc., a precision formatter of flexible materials for space and aerospace applications, will highlight its capability to design and manufacture thermal insulation blankets and micrometeoroid shielding products at Small Satellite Conference 2020, August 3-6. Normally held at Utah State University, Logan, Utah, this year’s SmallSat will take place entirely online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Space and aerospace OEMs and other visitors registered for SmallSat are invited to meet online with Web Industries officials at one of four designated time slots during the conference. All meetings are individual and confidential. Web engineers will be on hand to meet at the following times: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday, Aug. 3, through Thursday, Aug. 6. (For more information and to register for SmallSat, visit www.smallsat.org.)
At SmallSat, Web Industries will showcase its multilayer insulation (MLI) blankets and formatted materials for thermal management tasks aboard satellites and space vehicles. MLI blankets are lightweight components consisting of multiple layers of film or foil that reflect radiated heat energy, offering exceptional performance in space environments.
In a new development, Web is employing Creo CAD software for the first time in its design of MLI blankets. The software enhances Web’s ability to process three-dimensional images and convert them into two-dimensional shapes, resulting in MLI blankets that more closely conform with dimensional requirements.
“During SmallSat, Web representatives plan to address certain key issues of interest to space/satellite OEMs as part of the virtual meeting framework,” says Web’s Business Development Manager for Thermal Insulation Lee Smith. “These include efforts to speed turnaround and reduce cycle times in MLI blanket production, the benefits of increasingly automated MLI manufacturing, and the ability to supply finished blankets with integrated fasteners directly to the launch pad.”
In addition, Web will exhibit its proven capability to design and manufacture micrometeoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) shielding products. High-velocity MMOD particles pose a serious risk of damage to satellites and space vehicles, especially in low Earth orbits. MMOD shields consist of multiple layers of Kevlar® and other high-strength materials. Successive shield layers break up MMOD particles on contact and prevent debris from damaging the spacecraft.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Media members and trade editors interested in learning more about Web Industries’ solutions for space applications are asked to contact Web Industries outside of SmallSat conference hours to arrange a phone or Zoom meeting.
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About Web Industries A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.
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July 21, 2020 – Web Industries Inc., a precision formatter of flexible materials and a contract manufacturer, has donated 500 reusable fabric masks to Mental Health Association Inc. (MHA), a nonprofit organization based in Springfield, Mass., that provides 24/7 residential care and person-centric services for individuals challenged by developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental health, homelessness and substance use.
MHA care providers and staff are essential workers who cannot work remotely and are in close contact with the people they serve. According to MHA’s Kimberley A. Lee, vice president, resource development & branding, MHA workers have been required to wear masks on duty since the pandemic began, usually paper masks that were discarded after every shift.
An article in a local publication alerted Lee to Web Industries. She reached out and was put in touch with Web’s Vice President of Corporate Development & Medical Kevin Young. After learning about MHA’s mission, Young quickly sent a shipment of 500 washable, reusable fabric masks to the organization.
“When the masks arrived, we were impressed with their design, comfortable fit and cutouts to accommodate different sizes,” says MHA’s Lee. “I was the first to wear one to a meeting, and as soon as the meeting ended, there was a line of staff members outside our supply room waiting for their new masks.”
Lee says the masks are extremely lightweight and breathable compared to the disposable masks. Also, because the masks are washable, they can be used multiple times.
“There are always challenges involved in operating a nonprofit, but the COVID-19 pandemic has added to these challenges by orders of magnitude,” says Lee. “This generous gift of masks from Web Industries provides mission-critical personal protective equipment for our employees at a time when it’s difficult to source PPE, let alone pay for it. We are extremely grateful.”
“This seemed a perfect opportunity to help out an organization and a group of caregivers that perform essential work in the community,” says Web’s Kevin Young. “As a U.S.-based contract manufacturer with expertise in converting flexible materials of all kinds, Web finds itself well positioned to support the demand for PPE products like masks and for test strips to help fight the pandemic.”Surge in COVID-19 test production, new hires at Holliston plant The donation to MHA comes amid Web’s shift in manufacturing to increased production of PPE-related products and LFI (lateral flow immunoassay) COVID-19 test devices. Web recently announced a multi-million dollar equipment investment at its Holliston, Mass., Lateral Flow Diagnostics Center. Web projects production of 1 million LFI tests per week by the first week of September and 2 million tests per week by January 2021. The company is in the process of hiring 125 new employees at Holliston, including bio scientists, engineering personnel, equipment operators, quality assurance, administrative personnel and purchasing specialists. About Web Industries A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.
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Kevin Young, VP of Medical, has been interviewed by the Worcester Business Journal about what it's like to expand during a pandemic and why Web Industries decided to grow its Holliston operations.
The interview discusses immunoassay product development, the pandemic, and the hiring process for the Web Holliston facility.