Essity launches family of face mask brands for consumers and professional users

STOCKHOLM, October 16, 2020-

Essity's leading hygiene and health products are essential in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. To further help people tackle the new challenges of today, Essity is extending its offering by launching face masks in its retail and Professional Hygiene businesses.

During the spring, Essity announced that the Group had developed and started production of face masks for use in health and elderly care in Sweden. Following further product development and investments in new machines, Essity has accelerated its production capabilities. Starting in October, Essity will launch type II (Bacterial Filtration Efficiency ≥98%) and type IIR (Bacterial Filtration Efficiency ≥98% and splash-resistant properties) face masks in several European markets.

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