Mask Manufacturing at GRC
Multiple layers of nonwoven filtering fabric are used to create N95 masks and surgical masks at our two facilities right here in the USA. With activated bamboo charcoal!
Green Resources Consulting is built on integrity and trust—and that’s exactly what goes into our manufacturing process. Established in 2016, we have established ourselves as a leading rural manufacturer of bamboo-based products in Cleveland, Missouri.
In our mission to heal the planet, we have learned that ecology and technology can work well together. At GRC, we’re using technology to help us deliver sustainable, earth-friendly PPE and other high-quality bamboo-based products.
Our innovative manufacturing solutions have been carefully selected for efficiency and scalability, allowing us to keep pace with the needs of frontline professionals and care providers, especially during times of high demand. Stringent safety and testing parameters are in place, and GRC follows guidelines set forth by the CDC in all production processes.
Masks from Green Resources are manufactured with nonwoven melt-blown fabric using polymers like polypropylene. This is key for achieving higher filtration levels, of even the smallest particles and pathogens.
Melt-blown material is made by layering fibers and then heat bonding them into a weblike fabric that captures particles before they can pass through. Visualize a tightly woven spiderweb. The construction of melt-blown fabric is similar, making it nearly impossible for particles to find their way through the maze of bonded fibers.
Also known as melt-blown extrusion, this process produces a nonwoven fabric that serves as a moisture barrier—protecting both patients and caregivers from liquids that may be expelled through coughing, sneezing, or talking.
Equipped with electrostatic properties, melt-blown material causes electrostatic adsorption, causing particles to be trapped instead of passing through to the wearer.
What’s the difference? One little letter AND a lot of scientific insight about the way liquids and gasses work with solids:
Melt-blown material—used in ALL Green Resources masks—adsorbs particles and pathogens from the air, effectively preventing up to 95% of particles from passing through.
Particles that are trapped on the melt-blown material cannot be breathed in by the mask wearer.
GRC uses only top-grade materials in the masks we manufacture, and in addition to the filtering benefits provided by our melt-blown material, we are proud to say our masks are soft, comfortable, and easy-breathing for workday wear.
Green Resources currently occupies two state-of-the art facilities in Missouri. Our newest expansion, in Grandview, MO, places us in an area of opportunity for employment equity and inclusion, which is one of the key pillars of our company. By expanding and continuing our mission to restore our planet, GRC is now able to offer even more employment opportunities in rural manufacturing.
Our skilled professionals operate high-speed N95 mask production equipment, allowing GRC to fulfill even the largest orders for PPE, both nationally and internationally. The automated and energy-efficient machine designs selected for our facilities are perfect for us because of their ability to fulfill high demands for PPE, and also their minimal impact to the planet as we produce much-needed supplies.
Because we’re working hard to take care of our frontline workers, our neighbors, AND our planet.
Every mask we distribute goes through a quality-controlled medical-grade sterilization and decontamination process to ensure they are safe for frontline medical professionals. By using ethylene oxide to treat our masks, we eliminate microbial contamination.
Masks are left to stand for seven days to reduce the buildup of ethylene oxide, and then they are individually packaged to ensure safety for every end user. Individual packages are prepared for shipment and delivered. GRC is proud to provide much-needed PPE to local businesses like hospitals and schools, as well as individuals in need, both locally and globally.