New Prototype Face Mask Using Canadian Wood Pulp
Aug. 1, 2020
Global Korean Post
Natural Resources Canada announced $300,000 for a COVID-19 response project by Pulp Moulded Products Incorporated (PMP) — a company based in Newmarket, Ontario, which focuses on products made from Canadian pulp. Additional support for the project is being provided by Kruger Incorporated.
The project will see PMP create a prototype for low-cost, non-surgical, disposable masks for civilians and industrial workers.
The masks will be made of responsibly harvested wood fibre – a renewable material that can potentially be recycled or composted — thus creating an affordable and environmentally friendly product for consumers.
The mask production and supply chain will also be 100 percent Canadian, eliminating dependency on imports for the production of non-medical masks.