"Subodh Das has wealth of experience, particularly in the field of Aluminum, has worked on various assignments in the field of aluminum, sustainability, and environment."

Sachin Satpute
Novelis- Korea

"Subodh is extremely knowledgeable about his space and added tremendous value to an aluminum-related transaction we executed at Houlihan Lokey in 2009. Our metals practice would definitely consider hiring Subodh again for diligence support, operations analysis, industry overviews or other expert assistance within the aluminum and light metals industries."

Michael Jenny
Executive Vice President
Houlihan Lokey

"I have known Subodh for several years as he has made several presentations at Metal Bulletin and American Metal Market conferences including events in Chicago, Detroit, and Vienna. He will also be speaking at our International Aluminium Conference in Bahrain. With many years of experience in diverse roles within the global aluminum industry, Subodh is knowledgeable in the several areas of the aluminum process."

Raju Daswani
Managing Director
Metal Bulletin

"SUBODH developed a creative approach to solve the nation's dependence on foreign oil and brought together a group of Fortune 500 CEOs to implement a successful technology advancement effort in the Aluminum production industry. SUBODH brings a rare combination of charisma and deep technical acumen to the field of energy efficiency and technology development. I would partner with SUBODH any time. He is a dynamo!! When I partnered with SUBODH, I was the Department of Energy official leading the nation's efforts to reduce industrial energy consumption by 25%. SUBODH was the major reason that we achieved our goals in the Aluminum industry."

Buddy Garland
Program Manager
US Department of Energy

"Subodh was a driving force behind the Sloan Center for a Sustainable Aluminum Industry at the University of Kentucky. It was a great pleasure to partner with him on the development of the grant and get the Center off the ground. He has enormous energy and a true passion for his work, is knowledgeable, and exhibited great devotion to his employees. He is a doer and I would gladly work with him again on any project."

Paul Jarley
Dean College of Business
University of Nevada at Las Vegas

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Makrite surgical masks

There is a lot of discussion regarding the new way of navigating life with the COVID-19 pandemic. We hear a lot about the effectiveness of masks and how they have different performance. The CDC recommends wearing face masks when it is challenging to maintain a social distance. What do we really know between face mask for healthcare workers and the standard ones?

What you should understand before buying face masks

Performance and use

Makrite surgical masks are for protection during surgical procedures. They have excellent performance against resisting fluids and can resist entry of high-pressure liquid like blood from an exposed blood artery.

The recent developments of COVID 19 place assign a different purpose for the masks. A non-medical person can use them to block large droplets, sprays, splashes, or splatter. These masks offer protection against saliva and other respiratory elements, to prevent infection by bacteria and germs. Surgical masks that do not have certification from NIOSH do not pass as the best surgical facemasks.

One should note that there are standard N95 face masks and surgical N95 masks. The surgical variation is what we witness on medical professionals, while the standard one is more common in the non-medical community. The surgical mask has a different thickness and an unusual rectangular shape. The regular cover may differ in feel, width, and form; hence will have a less stellar performance.

How should you choose a surgical mask?

Make sure you choose one with a 3-ply layer. The outer layer will be a hydrophobic non-woven layer, the middle will be a melt-down layer, while the soft inner fabric will have an absorbent quality. The three layers have particular functions because the outermost one will repel water and blood, while the middle one is the core of the surgical mask. It is a filter against entry and exit of germs, while the inner one absorbs fluids from the wearer to prevent contamination to the outside world.

How do face masks differ from standard ones?

As mentioned earlier, the surgical one is common with healthcare providers. The N95 surgical mask from NIOSH is the enhanced variation that allows at least two wears while maintaining its performance against viral infections. Most surgical face masks do not support repetitive wear.

Can you tell the difference between an authentic and fake surgical mask?

The 3-ply design is a distinct feature for all surgical masks. It is, however, possible for manufacturers to use imitative materials for non-medical covers. The only way to tell the originality of the facemask is by tearing down the middle part to inspect the mask for the inner meltdown layer. A less invasive approach is by verifying the credibility of the seller.

SPH has more than 15 years of working with clinical facilities in California. We offer solutions for various acute conditions and only deal with medical equipment for all situations. You can view the standardization of our Makrite surgical masks on the site and talk to the customer support team on (844) 377-4633 for advanced information.


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