Eagle Filters Oy has started mass producing respirators at its plant in Kotka, Finland.
The FFP2 and FFP3 efficiency level respirators are manufactured with and without valves.
The initial focus is on the production of FFP3 efficiency level respirators.
In the first phase, the target capacity is 30 000 respirators per day and Eagle Filters is considering a significant increase in this production capacity.
Eagle Filter respirators have passed the FFP3-level efficiency tests at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and are undergoing Covid-19 certification which is expected in a few weeks. The company will also apply for CE certification for its respirators but expects that this will take longer to obtain than Covid-19 certification.
Production of melt-blown material is expected to start during the coming weeks.
“FFP2 and FFP3 efficiency level respirators are very demanding products and I am happy with our relatively smooth ramp up of our own production,” said Juha Kariluoto, CEO of Eagle Filters. “We will continue to develop our product properties and our own melt-blown production as well as in-house testing capacity will give us an excellent platform to be competitive on the world market in the long run.”