April 30, 2020

COVID Response Update: Superfeet Expands PPE Production Capacity for Medical Facilities Nationwide

With an original mission to help our local community hospitals and healthcare workers, Superfeet and sister company Flowbuilt Manufacturing successfully produced and delivered 42,000 PAPR hoods to hospitals in the northwestern region of United States during the month of April.

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Pictured: RN at a local PeaceHealth facility

Effective immediately, we are opening an additional 30,000-unit capacity for May to help meet continued nationwide demand.

When Superfeet pivoted to manufacturing PAPR hoods, we took our commitment to building durable, easy-to-use and comfortable-to-wear insoles and applied that ethos to creating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  

Our Superfeet team quickly took what was a single-use product and upgraded it to be reusable, sanitizable and multi-system compatible. We designed the PAPR hoods to be natively compatible with the 3M Air-Mate™ system. Printed on Flowbuilt’s HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers, the Superfeet PAPR adaptors allow the hoods to be used with all major PAPR systems found in hospitals across the country. 

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“Superfeet spent the last 43 years keeping people on their feet. We’ve applied our best practices for product durability and adaptability, developed over decades of insole and footwear making, to the production of PPE for the fight against COVID-19,” says John Rauvola, Superfeet CEO and President. “We’ve been thrilled with the response from the front-line heroes using our hoods and are proud to continue our focus on keeping the medical community on their feet and protected in this time of great need.”

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In addition to being reusable and cleanable (UV and wipe sanitizable), Superfeet PAPR hoods are designed to be strong enough to stand up to the rigors of their intended environment. The PAPR hoods are compatible with:

● 3M Air-Mate™

● 3M Versaflo ™

● ILC Dover Sentinel XL® 

● Honeywell North ® 

Superfeet continues to offer their 3D printers and manufacturing capabilities in the effort to combat COVID-19.

Medical facilities in need of PAPR hoods and other personal protective equipment (PPE) can reach out to covidresponse@superfeet.com to determine if Superfeet can be of assistance. 

See more details and Superfeet PAPR hood specifications on the Superfeet PPE Response Project page.