South Korea allows some export of nonwovens for facemask applications [From the web]
SEOUL, August 6, 2020-
Non-woven fabric, a key material in filter masks, can now be exported as the supply in Korea has stabilized.
The liberalization will be limited, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Wednesday, with exports capped at 15 percent of February production levels. It will also be temporary, with the lifting of the ban to end on Jan. 5.
The government will allow both the export of meltblown fabric and spunbond fabric, also known as spunbond meltblown spunbond (SMS).
The details on the amount that can be exported will be decided in coordination with the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety depending on domestic supply, price and inventories.
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