Nonwovens companies and others ramping up coronavirus response, including face mask production in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA and CLOVERDALE, CA, USA, February 20, 2020-

After an extended stay-at-home Chinese lunar New Year holiday, people in many Chinese cities began returning to work in the second week of February amid the current anti-epidemic battle. Medical material manufacturers across China are racing against the clock to make masks, the most sought-after item amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed nearly 1,800 lives nationwide.

In some cases, large companies such as auto manufacturers are ramping up face mask production to provide masks for their own employees as well as for those of their vendors. Provincial governments have implemented rules requiring many workers to wear face masks at the work place.

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