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Important Update

Due to the unprecedented scale of the Covid-19 outbreak and our commitment to providing constant supply to our existing customers and the Irish Health Service Executive, Irema Ireland is no longer accepting orders for Surgical and Respirator Face Masks for delivery prior to October 2020. Please note our Air Filtration and HVAC Filter Media business continues …

Irema Ireland in the Media

The outbreak of Covid-19 has seen the eyes of the world fix themselves upon our factory in Kilmallock as we ramp up production of our surgical and respirator masks to try meet the unprecedented global demand.  Here is a sample of the recent national and international media coverage. Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/irema-to-boost-production-of-virus-blocking-masks-to-250k-weekly-md-39063138.html RTE Six One News …

Coronavirus… how it exposes the weakness of a Single Source Procurement Policy.

  The World Health Organisation declaring a global health emergency over the spread of the Coronavirus brings a new clarity to the seriousness of such events.  Global and national authorities are now in full-fledged preventative mode with demand for surgical and respirator masks far outweighing available supply, partly due to the scale of the threat …

Irema Ireland helps combat Wuhan Coronavirus

Irema Ireland, Ireland’s only surgical and respirator mask manufacturer is seeing echoes of 2003 and 2009 with the spread of the ‘Wuhan’ Coronavirus.  The virus which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in mid December has seen people present with pneumonia like symptoms and led to the shutdown of the city’s transport network in …

Filtech 2019 Review

Filtech 2019 is only a couple of weeks in the memory but we already turn our planning to 18 months time.  Filtech is  not just an opportunity to showcase our product range to potential customers but a chance to learn about best practice, new advancements in technologies and new uses/sectors for our filter media.   …

MDR (Medical Device Regulation) Compliance at Irema Ireland

Irema Ireland is a byword for quality and compliance in the manufacture of medical face masks for numerous OEM clients and under the Facemate brand for over 35 years. Under the watchful eye of our experienced Quality Control & Regulatory Affairs department, our industry leading Surgical and Respirator Face Masks are manufactured in our Limerick facility, …

Infection Control: What you need to know.

Respirators better than surgical masks for infection control   The longstanding belief that a surgical mask provides adequate protection against infections spread by droplets has been turned upside down by new research that finds respirators do a better job. UNSW Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and PLuS Alliance Fellow Raina MacIntyre and her team have conducted the largest …

ISO 16890 REPLACES EN779:2012

The ISO 16890 standard is LIVE and is the new global standard for testing and classification of air filters, and replaces the existing EN779:2012 norm. This new ISO 16890 standard is a big change in the way air filters are evaluated. Why a new filtration standard ISO 16890?  The new ISO16890 test method shifts the focus on filtration performance to the classes …

Ebola Outbreak

21 cases of haemorrhagic fever, including 17 deaths were reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 3 May 2018. Two out five samples taken to Kinshasa for testing on 6 May, tested positive for Ebola. This warning from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comes following news of reports …

FILTECH 2018

March 13 – March 15 FILTECH is the largest and most important filtration event world-wide. This Exhibition is a must for all those concerned with designing, improving, purchasing, selling or researching filtration and separation equipment and services. FILTECH is the international platform and solution provider for all industries covering every market segment. Irema  launched our new ISO 16890 standard Media …