The demand for high-quality mouth-nose protective masks (MNS) and respiratory masks for medical personnel is increasing rapidly, and there is real competition on the international market for these products.
For the industrial production of highquality protective masks in Austria, the producer of cellulosic fibers, Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, and the textile group Palmers Textil AG, Vienna/Austria, found Hygiene Austria LP GmbH, in which Lenzing AG holds 50.1 % and Palmers Textil AG 49.9 %. The newly founded company will start producing and selling protective masks for the domestic and European markets from May 2020.
Lenzing AG and Palmers Textil AG have invested several million euros in a modern production infrastructure at the Wiener Neudorf/Austria location and secured the corresponding raw materials for protective masks production. In a first step, the company produces MNS and surgical protective masks of class EN14683. Hygiene Austria LP GmbH plans to increase its apacities to over 25 million masks per month over the next few weeks and to expand this business geographically as well.