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Michelin will produce 1 million reusable masks per week

Industry giants are joining forces in the fight against coronavirus. Michelin has just announced that 10 of its plants in Europe will join the initiative to produce and supply FFP1 and FFP2 masks.

Michelin will produce 1 million reusable masks

Michelin will produce 1 million reusable masks per week in May. © Michelin

Large scale rollout of surgical masks

French tyre manufacturer Michelin will produce surgical masks in 10 of its European sites in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. While there is a lack of equipment throughout the world, the tyre giant will produce 400,000 category 1 surgical masks weekly. This production capacity will be extended in the coming weeks with the arrival of similar initiatives in North America. Michelin then intends to donate these masks to hospitals in the countries where they operate.

Several French hospitals have also requested visors specifically for hospital use. Michelin will outsource the production of 10,000 of these sterilisable polycarbonate visors.

OCOV mask can be reused up to 100 times

© Michelin

A reusable mask model

On the initiative of a group of companies and government bodies in the French Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, a reusable mask model has been developed. This FMP1 or FMP2 mask can be produced in record time and also has the advantage that it can be reused up to 100 times. Named “OCOV”, it is entirely manufactured in the region. Michelin aims to produce one million masks per week by May.

130,000 masks are already reserved whereas an additional number will be donated to Regional Health Agencies. The reusable mask produced by Michelin will be available to everyone at a price of 28€ compared with approximately 3€ for a single-use mask.

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