TURIN - Ahlstrom-Munksjö has expanded the production of filtration media for 500 million surgical facemasks in 2020 at its Turin plant in Italy.
As it continues to develop its capability to meet the demand for high performance filtration media for surgical equipment, the Turin plant has managed to expand capacity through line improvements and production optimization and is now planning to produce face mask material equivalent to over 60 million surgical face masks per month.
For the remainder of 2020, this adds up to a total of 500 million face masks. The initial target was to produce material for 20 million facemasks per month, as announced on April 8, 2020.
“I am extremely proud of the work that the team is doing; in only a few months, by collaborating with partners in the region, we have developed a range of high performance filtration media for surgical face masks and established a sizable and reliable supplier to the local market, helping the fight Covid-19 in Italy,” said Giuseppe Costa, Vice President Filtration EMEA and Asia.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has expanded its offering and capacities to meet the strong demand for healthcare goods to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The company says it continues to explore all options to further expand its production capacity to meet growing demand for protection materials globally.