The manufacturer of technical textiles Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG, Weinheim/Germany, has started the production of mouth-nose masks for private users. In contrast to the now common cotton masks produced industrially or privately, Freudenberg masks are made from a 3-layer filter medium made of nonwovens.
Freudenberg has already set up an in-house mask production to supply the workforce at the company's sites with protective equipment. It is now planned to further expand capacity in the coming weeks so that around one million masks can be produced daily in 4 shifts. Freudenberg intends to initially serve the German market with these products. However, there are already plans to set up corresponding production facilities for masks for the regional market at the sites in North America and Japan as well.
These masks will be available from 11 May 2020, branded Collectex.