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Our PPE testing reaches a new level with the installation of a high-level filter machine

November 12, 2021

A new machine installed at the Detmold Medical lab has enhanced our ability to test product onsite.

The high-level filter tester, or PALAS PMFT 1000, has recently been installed to enable testing of particulate filtration efficiency and breathing resistance with extreme accuracy.

This means - we can take a detailed look at the performance of your mask.

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Daily testing provides quality guarantee for your PPE

October 26, 2021

Detmold Medical provides quality assurance of our PPE, thanks to an in-house lab.

The lab facilitates daily testing of masks and material to enable continued development of Detmold Medical's extensive PPE range. Regular testing not only validates mask performance, but also fast-tracks approvals of new and alternative materials. 

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How innovation and collaboration drive Detmold Medical's success

October 8, 2021

Innovation has always been key to the Detmold Group, with an entrepreneurial spirit core to the business and how it operates.

The same spirit drives Detmold Medical, and has been crucial to the development and success of our expanding face mask range.

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Detmold Medical will keep South Australians safe at the Lumary City to Bay

August 31, 2021

We are proud to announce that Detmold Medical is a major sponsor of the Lumary City to Bay, South Australia’s most iconic and largest fun run.

As the official supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) for this years event, Detmold Medical will provide participants with South Australian manufactured face masks.

We are pleased to support this South Australian event and to be playing our part to help protect our communities.

South Australians participating in the City to Bay Fun Run.

Detmold Medical Update: Thank you to our staff

April 22, 2021

Just one year ago the Detmold Group answered a call from State and Federal Government to build local medical mask manufacturing capability in South Australia. In just 18 weeks Detmold Medical commenced supply of surgical masks to protect medical and front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Donation to Timor-Leste

April 16, 2021

Detmold Medical was proud to be able to support the Timor-Leste community through donating over 230,000 of our Level 3 Surgical Face Masks.

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Detmold Medical – One Year Anniversary

March 25, 2021

In celebrating one year of Detmold Medical, we are proud to release our Behind the Mask story, a reflection on how we pivoted to localise the manufacture of face masks at a time of incredible need for Australia.

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Expansion of sizes in our D95 P2 Respirator Mask

March 12, 2021

Our D95 P2 Respirator Mask is now available in five different mask sizes.

Designed for use in healthcare to filter out non-oil based airborne particles, we’ve innovated this mask to promote a secure fit.

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The growing importance of Australian Made

February 26, 2021

The importance of Australian Made was highlighted during the impacts of COVID-19.

The impacts of a global pandemic saw a renewed focus on supporting sovereign capabilities across a range of industries.

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Quality Assurance with Detmold Medical

February 8, 2021

The Detmold Medical facility is different to other manufacturing facilities of the Detmold Group.

Rapidly established at a time of significant need for the Australian community, the medical grade manufacturing facility was specially designed to consider quality and hygiene requirements.

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An Update on Face Mask Wearing in Australia

January 22, 2021

As of Friday January 22, 2021, changes to face mask regulations in each state have been made under Public Health Direction.

Regulations primarily apply to travelers or individuals visiting Australian airports however, other specific state government regulations and exceptions apply.

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Face Masks in Brisbane

January 12, 2020

The Queensland State Government has issued formal advice when it comes to the wearing of face masks in the Brisbane area.

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Keeping safe this festive season

December 17, 2020

Detmold Medical is proud to support the supply of community face masks to shoppers via SA Health this festive season.

As Christmas brings its usual busyness and bustle to street stores and shopping centres, our festive pack of face masks is designed to keep you safe while you shop this festive season.

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Masks recommended in South Australia

November 30, 2020

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall visited the Detmold Medical facility today as mask wearing continues to be strongly recommended by SA Health.

Joined by Health Minister Hon Stephen Wade, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens and SA's Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, the Premier gave his local COVID-19 update from Detmold Medical. 

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When to wear a mask?

November 25, 2020

Despite South Australia entering one of the strictest lockdowns in the world last week there has been some confusion about the advice around when to wear a mask.

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Detmold Medical Recognised as leading SA Health Supplier

November 12, 2020

South Australian manufacturing company Detmold Medical has been recognised with the SA Health Partnership Award for their supply of critically required PPE during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Masks used in Aged care facilities

October 30, 2020

During August the South Australian Government made PPE mandatory for any person providing nursing, medical, allied health or personal care services to a resident of an aged care facility.

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Opposition Leader visits Detmold Medical Facility

October 28, 2020

South Australia's Opposition Leader Peter Malinauskas has this week visited the Detmold Medical Facility. 

Visiting with the Hon Chris Picton, shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing, the Hon Peter Malinauskas commented that the facility was a great example of strong local manufacturing. 

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Fit testing made mandatory on COVID wards

September 30, 2020

The Australian Federal Government has announced a new program to make fit testing mandatory for all health workers on COVID wards.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) issued a survey to Australian healthcare workers at the beginning of September found only 4% of respondents had been fit tested. 

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SA Health Fit Test Specialists Julie Mazzoleni and Sally Stringer demonstrate fit test procedure

New roles with Detmold Medical

September 1, 2020

Localising the manufacture of PPE in South Australia has seen over 200 roles created for Detmold Medical.

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From Making Meals to Making Masks

August 21, 2020

Detmold Medical has rapidly inducted a number of new roles to support the significant project in localising the manufacture of PPE.

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How to Safely Put on and Take Off a Face Mask

August 11, 2020

Face masks can be an effective control measure in a community setting, as well as a healthcare setting, in preventing droplets of bodily fluids from escaping via the nose and mouth.

You may be asked to, or choose to, wear a mask to protect yourself and others. We have collaborated with SA Health to understand how to safely put on and take off a mask.

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Localising the critical PPE supply chain

July 30, 2020

The Detmold Group has responded to the Government and community call to expand local medical Personal Protection Equipment manufacture in Australia. Tacca has signed a six-month supply agreement with Detmold Medical to localise manufacture of the critical surgical mask material at its NSW facility.

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Tacca Industries Managing Director - Domenic Tacca and Chief Executive Officer - Clem Tacca

A million masks a day

July 21, 2020

Detmold Medical is just a few short days away from increasing its capacity in face mask manufacturing to one million face masks a day.

The rapidly established facility is in the process of installing an additional 3 machines, taking the manufacturing plant to a total of twenty machines.

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Detmold Medical Masks delivered to SA Health

July 3, 2020

After rapidly establishing our face mask manufacturing facility to protect frontline healthcare workers, today Detmold Medical delivered the first order of L3 face masks to SA Health.

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Detmold Group's Tom Lunn as first delivery of masks for SA Health

Detmold Medical to become Australia's largest supplier of surgical grade face masks

June 22, 2020

Today, Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall and Minister for Health Hon Stephen Wade visited the Detmold Medical facility.

South Australian manufacturing company Detmold Medical will become the nation’s largest supplier of surgical grade face masks, after receiving Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) registration for both its L3 surgical and N95+ face mask products.

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Tour of the new state of the art Calvary Adelaide Hospital

June 3, 2020

Following the Detmold Group recently welcoming members of Calvary Health Care to tour our face mask manufacturing facility, we were pleased to be recently hosted at the new state of the art Calvary Adelaide Hospital.

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Calvary Health Care’s SA Regional CEO Sharon Kendall, SA Regional Business Development Manager Simone Hogarth and General Manager of Adelaide Calvary Hospital Tanya Brooks

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC visits Detmold Medical

May 27, 2020

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, today visited our Detmold Medical manufacturing facility.

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Hon David Ridgeway visits Detmold Medical facility

May 20, 2020

Late last month South Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment the Hon David Ridgway visited the newly established Detmold Medical facility to see it transformed.

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Hon David Ridgway visits Detmold Medical facility with Sascha Detmold Cox, Rodney Detmold, Zoe Detmold and Alf Ianniello

Mask Manufacturing Facility Established in Adelaide

April 28, 2020

The Detmold Group has rapidly established its mask manufacturing facility in Brompton, with machines arriving last week. With an increased need for personal protective equipment during the coronavirus health crisis, the Detmold Group is setting up for local production of masks in record time.


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SA company secures contracts to make face masks in the fight against COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Iconic South Australian packaging company Detmold Group will employ up to 160 extra staff to produce millions of respirator and surgical masks to the South Australian and Federal Governments, to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


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