Mondi to produce nonwoven fabric surgical masks with new production line
Gronau, Germany - Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is set to build new production lines capacity in its Gronau plant to produce melt blown, nonwoven fabric and surgical face masks.
Mondi’s efforts are aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and respond to increased demand by health authorities, businesses and consumers for face masks.”Once up and running, we will be able to produce more than one million face masks per day,” said Jürgen Schneider, managing director, Mondi personal care components.
Mondi’s Gronau plant has a proven track record of producing and handling films, laminates, nonwovens and elastic ear laminates for hygiene products. This knowledge will be applied to the entire value chain of face mask production.
“We are well positioned for the increased production of face masks and melt blown nonwoven fabric in Gronau. Our people have the needed know-how and expertise on working with these materials and the technology required. The inhouse production capability of all substantial components positions us to build up a long-term competitive local supply,” said Schneider.
The production lines will produce melt blown nonwoven fabric and surgical masks. Given the shortage of melt blown fabric in the market place, Mondi s plant in Gronau will offer approximately 50% of its production to other face mask manufacturers in Europe.