Canadian Manufacturing

Medicom producing new pediatric procedure and tie-on surgical masks

Medicom has installed 26 production lines to date

January 28, 2021  by CM Staff

SafeMask Architect Junior earloop face masks provide young patients with ASTM Level 1 barrier protection. Medicom pediatric masks are designed to provide a better fit on smaller faces, reduce gaping and provide better protection for young wearers, while offering excellent comfort and breathability. (CNW Group/AMD Medicom Inc.)

MONTREAL — AMD Medicom Inc. (Medicom) announced that they had begun production of additional specialty mask types at their new mask manufacturing facility in Montreal. The company has installed 26 production lines to date.

As new production lines continue to be set up to increase local supply of additional types of specialized personal protective equipment for Canadian healthcare professionals, Medicom will continue to develop the SafeMask Architect line. This will allow the company to service government contracts and meet future local needs, starting with a new pediatric and surgical tie-on mask lines.

“Medicom is committed to producing a complete line of medical-grade face masks right here in Quebec to help meet the needs of all Canadian healthcare professionals, as well as all Canadians, as 3-ply procedure masks become mandatory in schools and public places,” said Guillaume Laverdure, COO, in a prepared statement.

The new pediatric earloop masks, SafeMask Architect Junior, will provide young patients with ASTM Level 1 barrier protection. Medicom pediatric masks are designed to provide a better fit on smaller faces, and reduce gaping and provide better protection for young wearers.

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The surgical tie-on masks, SafeMask Architect Acute, are designed for use in the sterile environment of operating rooms. These high-barrier ASTM Level 3, fluid-resistant masks provide healthcare workers with reliable respiratory protection and exceptional comfort.

Medicom continues to increase production capacity at its Montreal plant, with plans to expand its mask lines to meet the respiratory protection needs of Canadian healthcare workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

The 60,000 square foot facility opened in July 2020, a mere 3 months after it was announced. The first production lines produced surgical earloop masks under the Medicom SafeMask Architect brand, with initial volumes dedicated to fulfilling long-term contracts with the Canadian and Quebec governments. The company started manufacturing N95-type masks in September under the SafeMask Architect Pro brand. These masks are approved by Health Canada and by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST).