Personal protective equipment like face masks are key to contain the COVID-19 spread. Face masks are often made from polypropylene (PP) nonwovens that filter micro-particles and virus-containing droplets. Production of PP nonwovens is mainly in China. Competition for PPE is so high that even highly developed countries face severe gaps.
We plan to solve the shortage through alternative high performance PPE fabric, which easily available, washable and reusable, for use in masks that match FFP2 performance.