Building an International Cooperation Framework to Alleviate the Shortage of Materials for Manufacturing Masks in Indonesia
September 11, 2020
OOYOO Co., Ltd.
OOYOO Co., Ltd. (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, President: Daisuke Yamaguchi) and Professor Tomoaki Okuda of the Faculty of Science and Technology Department of Applied Chemistry, Keio University, have teamed up with Kopernik, an Indonesian NGO, to establish an international cooperation system to alleviate the shortage of materials for manufacturing masks in Indonesia. Among Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia is the most severely affected by the new coronavirus infection. Not only is the quantity of masks limited but there is also a shortage of materials for their manufacture in Indonesia. OOYOO Co., Ltd. and Keio University have jointly developed a filter material that can be obtained and manufactured locally in Indonesia in addition to establishing a system for the production and supply of masks through Kopernik. OOYOO and Keio University will continue to develop filter materials with high levels of particle collection performance and air breathability, and will work to strengthen the supply system for masks in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, where supplies of materials remain limited.
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