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DOST Taguig City
Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said that the DOST’s Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) in cooperation with the Taytay LGU and the private sector will produce 500,000 reusable face mask that can be used up to 50 washes.


He added that the mask will be made of PTRI textile-coating technology for treatment and finishing. He stated that PTRI will also collaborate with Power Fashion Inc. to produce masks using local fiber textiles which will be donated by the latter.

Promotions head of the PTRI Evangeline Manalang told ABS-CBN News in a phone interview that they will be using water-repellent finishing on the face masks that will be sewn by the Taytay-based Power Fashion Inc., which is known for manufacturing garments for local fashion brands.

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Manalang said the masks that will be made can last 50 washes as it is meant to be washed daily. She also stated that PTRI will announce when they are able to produce and finish the face masks as they and Power Fashion will still have to make arrangements because of the lockdown.

The Philippines has been grappling with a face mask shortage, with the government purchasing most of the supply for the public health sector. Face masks have long been sold out in stores even before the lockdown in Luzon.



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This article is written up in support to spread awareness for COVID-19 cases and community quarantine updates in the Philippines.

DOST to produce 500,000 reusable face masks that last up to 50 washes

DOST Taguig City
Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said that the DOST’s Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) in cooperation with the Taytay LGU and the private sector will produce 500,000 reusable face mask that can be used up to 50 washes.


He added that the mask will be made of PTRI textile-coating technology for treatment and finishing. He stated that PTRI will also collaborate with Power Fashion Inc. to produce masks using local fiber textiles which will be donated by the latter.

Promotions head of the PTRI Evangeline Manalang told ABS-CBN News in a phone interview that they will be using water-repellent finishing on the face masks that will be sewn by the Taytay-based Power Fashion Inc., which is known for manufacturing garments for local fashion brands.

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Manalang said the masks that will be made can last 50 washes as it is meant to be washed daily. She also stated that PTRI will announce when they are able to produce and finish the face masks as they and Power Fashion will still have to make arrangements because of the lockdown.

The Philippines has been grappling with a face mask shortage, with the government purchasing most of the supply for the public health sector. Face masks have long been sold out in stores even before the lockdown in Luzon.



RELATED:


This article is written up in support to spread awareness for COVID-19 cases and community quarantine updates in the Philippines.

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