Through line improvements and production optimization, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has expanded its capacity in Turin to meet strong demand for high performance filtration media for surgical face masks in Italy.

The Turin plant is now planning to produce material for more than 60 million surgical face masks per month. This will add up to a total of 500 million face masks for the remainder of 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 at Ahlstrom-Munksjö.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö says that it continues to explore all options to further expand its production capacity to meet growing demand for protection materials globally.