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Sika Now Producing Respiratory Masks, Sanitizer

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Swiss chemicals company Sika has reportedly commenced production of respiratory masks in France.

The masks, along with hand sanitizer that has been manufactured at more than 15 Sika subsidiaries in March, are in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production capacity stands at around 15,000 masks per day, according to the company.

(Since production of hand sanitizer began, the company has produced 35,000 liters worldwide.)


Swiss chemicals company Sika has reportedly commenced production of respiratory masks in France.

Nearly 50,000 masks have already been produced and orders placed for over 165,000 more, Sika says, noting that the masks incorporate polyester-based protective layers normally inserted between base and membrane in roof waterproofing as well as silicone-based sealants used for glazing and jointing in construction facilities.

The masks have reportedly been tested and approved by French authorities to combat COVID-19.

"We find ourselves in an exceptional situation that confronts us with new challenges on an almost daily basis, especially in those countries worst hit by coronavirus,” said Ivo Schädler, Sika’s EMEA Regional Manager.

“Our top priority is to protect our employees, their families, and our customers—which also includes finding unconventional ways of helping them. As a specialty chemicals company, we are using our high-performance products to manufacture the masks and thus endeavoring, in tandem with our employees and customers, to make a contribution to combating COVID-19."

View all of PaintSquare Daily News' coverage on COVID-19, here.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Business matters; COVID-19; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Health & Safety; Health and safety; Latin America; North America; Safety; Sika; Z-Continents

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