To establish German supply chains for medical protective masks the the nonwovens manufacturer Sandler AG, Schwarzenbach a.d. Saale/Germany, has formally inaugurated a new production line for nonwovens for face masks together with Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, on August 26, 2020.
In early April, the nonwovens manufacturer from Schwarzenbach/Saale had announced the investment in a new line to increase production of nonwoven filter media for face masks and thereby expand its contribution to the security of supply of these products. The new nonwovens line enables the production of filter media for about 600 million mouth-nose-protection masks a year and had started production on schedule in mid-August. Among many investment initiatives announced in response to the bottlenecks caused by the pandemic, this line is one of the first to come on stream to establish German supply chains for medical protective masks. Also Jens Spahn, German Federal Minister of Health, had sent a video message, congratulating and thanking the company for its commitment.
Sandler began putting the new line into operation. In September, it will commence 24/7 operation.
In May 2020, Sandler AG, PIA Automation Amberg GmbH, Amberg/Germany, and Zettl Automotive GmbH, Weng/Germany,had established the „Mask-Alliance-Bavaria”. Together, they set up an entire value chain for the manufacture of face masks in Bavaria/Germany.