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MOSS makes PPE – and will soon make 6 Million Face Masks per Week

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Moss Inc. has expanded its global manufacturing capabilities to include high-speed automated production for Personal Protective Equipment. Moss’s new fleet of proprietary manufacturing technology can produce a total global output of 1.2 Million face masks per day.

The automated manufacturing system was developed in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute of Product Technology IPT and a local machine builder in Germany. Moss will scale capacity in Europe and North America to produce a global output of 3 Million masks a week by June and reach 6 Million masks a week by August. The masks are developed to meet the EN14683 surgical MNS mask standard in Germany and the ASTM Level 2 Procedure Mask rating in North America.

In planning the plant, the partners considered the entire supply chain from the production of the required materials to certification and supply chain management. As soon as the first prototype is completed, it will be optimized further by Fraunhofer IPT in order to scale and automate the production of the face masks.

“Because of our skills in textile processing, we received many inquiries on whether we could help with face masks, including inquiries for hundreds of thousands,” said Peter Bottenberg, Managing Director of Moss Germany. “Thinking in solutions instead of problems has always been Moss’s greatest strength, and we’re grateful for the dynamic partners who undertook a quick solution with us.”

While Moss has already shipped several large mask orders, it will soon have the capacity to fulfil high-volume orders from governments and public health organizations, including national contracts and re-stockpiling.

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Picture: Peter Bottenberg and Maik Raute, Management Germany