March 17, 2021 - Mondi has started up new production lines for melt-blown nonwoven fabric and medical face masks at its site in Gronau, Germany to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Last year Mondi announced it would start up production lines to produce both the important base material, melt-blown nonwoven fabric, as well as the medical face mask themselves. The fully integrated production with two highly automated high-speed machines allows the output of 700 high quality medical face masks per minute. This is approximately seven times higher than the standard face mask production line and will produce at least one million medical grade masks a day, Mondi noted.
"We identified the shortage in melt-blown nonwoven fabric in Germany early on in the pandemic last year and reacted swiftly to set up the production of high quality medical face masks," said Jürgen Schneider, Managing Director, Mondi Gronau.
The masks are certified as a medical product by the German Johner Institute as well as meeting the German standards OEKO-TEX and Dermatest.
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, offering innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions. The company is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain. To learn more please visit: www.mondigroup.com.
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