EDANA: European producers set for 20-fold increase in nonwoven facemask output by November

BRUSSELS, June 23, 2020-

EU production of face masks, essential for tackling the coronavirus crisis, is set to increase 20-fold by November this year compared to pre-crisis times. This means that EU-based producers will be able to make the equivalent of 1.5 billion three-layer masks a month, according to figures released today by EDANA, the leading global association serving the nonwovens and related industries.

Pierre Wiertz, EDANA’s General Manager, said: “These figures show how EDANA’s members in the nonwovens sector have responded in record time to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and the call by EU and national authorities to ramp up production of face masks to protect public health.”

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