America in reference to a Bloomberg News article, it states that America is in crisis after not replenishing masks in their national stockpile; “after the H1N1 influenza outbreak in 2009, which triggered a nationwide shortage of masks and caused a 2- to 3-year backlog orders for the N95 variety, the stockpile distributed about three-quarters of its inventory and didn’t build back the supply.” This means that there is a need for more upcoming global mask producers to ease the depletion of masks.
Many nations face a similar issue. With the depletion of their national stockpile, they will likely be affected to a certain level. There are many factors that cause of a global shortage of masks outside of the current COVID situation. Some of the factors include higher usage to combat environmental issues like haze and smog. And the use of masks in the building industry for builders to be able to breathe in dusty places.
In many countries today, people are starting to sew their own masks to cope with the low mask supply. The hand-sewn masks are not as clean and are prone to the spread of viruses or bacteria if not handled right and may create more problems for the person who is using the mask. To help in this crisis, newer mask makers are now stepping up their supply by increasing their production and distribution of masks. The masks will help prevent the spread of viruses by blocking airborne viruses particles. Helping to ease demand for buying masks in the near future and allowing for medical professionals and the public to have access to a clean and affordable mask.
Here are a list of and coming, popular global certified mask makers that produce great quality medical devices and masks.
Place of Origin: China
Range: N95, KN95, Surgical Face Masks, Disposable Face Mask
Small to Large Quantity Requests, Pepco, or White-label available.
Starting out as a famous children’s clothing brand Pepco has extended its range to the creation of high-quality protective masks for parents and their children. Pepco’s mask manufacturing capabilities include a dust-free workshop of 5,000 square meters. With 50 production lines, able of creating over a million masks daily. They currently sell globally under MAPH and to the domestic greater China market. They are able to support existing brands that need to make masks with their own branding and can be contactable via the website or email.
Place of Origin: Philippines
Range: Disposable non-woven Mask
Indoplas produces medical supplies like masks and hospital-related items The company produces disposable 3-ply non-woven masks and sells its medical devices to Australia, Thailand, Singapore, and the Philippines market. They have been around from 1978. They can take orders from their current website or you will be able to find them in your local stores.
Place of Origin: Indonesia
Range: Surgical Face Mask
A surgical latex glove producer from 1988; Sensi mask is a brand under Arista Latindo. Creating medical items that was from natural latex and with affordable labor in Indonesia. The company Arista, does not only produces the 3-ply disposable face mask Sensi. They have expanded to manufacture alcohol swabs and underpants. You can find them on sale at your retail stores or buy them through the website.
Place of Origin: Global
Range: Respirators, Surgical Masks
Small to Large Quantity Requests, 3M Label
A global company that uses US lab standards on their products. Their innovative culture creates a wide range of medical products, including masks, and respirators. They have manufacturing capabilities globally and sell multiple products across various industries. 3M in April 2020 had announced that they will be increasing the number of masks to import into the US from China and their global factories. 3M works with its partners and distributors for the sale of their products. You will need to get in touch with them to place an order.
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