Ahlstrom-Munksjö has expanded the production of face mask materials at its Turin plant in Italy and Tampere plant in Finland in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The company has increased capacity across its entire protective medical fabrics product portfolio to support the healthcare industry as it fights the Covid-19 virus.

In the beginning of March, Ahlstrom-Munksjö expanded the production of face mask materials at its Turin plant to a fine fiber line normally used for industrial filtration materials. The technology is unique, generating good protection and breathability for medical use, and approved as a surgical mask. First orders were received in the middle of March, and Ahlstrom-Munksjö is now targeting to ramp up fabric production for more than 20 million face masks per month.

At its Tampere plant, Ahlstrom-Munksjö is also now expanding the production of face mask materials to a line normally used for industrial filtration materials. Currently the material is suited for lighter fabric face masks in civil activities. Droplets test shows that the media has efficiency above 90% at 3 microns and above 85% at 1 micron, which is close to a surgical face mask requirement. The Tampere plant can deliver fabric for around 10 million face masks per month on short notice.

For customer enquiries, please contact:

Giuseppe Costa, Vice President Filtration EMEA and Asia, at giuseppe.costa@ahlstrom-munksjo.com Tel: +39 348 87 11 207

Otto Kivi, Sales Manager Filtration EMEA, at otto.kivi@ahlstrom-munksjo.com Tel: +358 50 466 8030