Uzbek company starts production of raw materials for medical masks
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Mar. 26
By Ilkin Seyfaddini – Trend:
SPUNMELT company is building a plant to produce raw materials for medical masks in Uzbekistan, Trend reports via Uzbek media.
The spunbond plant (spunbond is a technology for production of non-woven material from polymer) will cover the need for raw materials for medical masks in the entire Central Asian region.
As part of the fight against the spread of coronavirus, doctors recommend the widespread use of medical masks. Raw materials for masks production are spunbond and meltblown non-wovens.
SPUNMELT Ltd. started the construction of a spunbond plant worth $8.6 million in Bekabad city in order to provide the producers of medical masks with raw materials.
The project will be implemented within the framework of creating an agricultural cluster of IE Textile Technologies Group LLC. SPUNMELT operating company was established to implement the project.
The production capacity will be more than 7,000 tons of finished spunbond fabric per year.
The material is widely used in the manufacture of medical masks and gowns, personal care products, diapers, cleaning and filtering materials, agriculture, light industry and furniture production.
At present, all used volume of hygienic spunbond as raw material is imported mainly from China, Turkey and Russia.
Domestic production will allow reducing volumes of spunbond import, and in the long term, it will be replaced by domestic products.
The main raw material for spunbond production is polypropylene grade FR-170H. This raw material is produced at Uz-Kor Gas Chemical JV LLC plant in Uzbekistan and supplied through UZEX commodity exchange.
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