KLOPMAN IS READY TO PRODUCE 700,000
PROTECTIVE MASKS PER MONTH.
THE HEALTH AUTHORITY OF FROSINONE AND THE LOCAL HOSPITAL “FABRIZIO SPAZIANI” WILL RECEIVE AN INITIAL DONATION OF 10,000 PIECES.
The European leader in workwear fabrics will produce fabric masks that are washable
and reusable up to 50 times.
Klopman, a leading European company in the production of protectivewear fabrics, with over 50 years’ experience, responds to the needs imposed by the Coronavirus emergency and offers its know-how to produce up to 700,000 protective masks per month, sterilizable and reusable up to 50 times. Due to its capability in the production of fabrics for the medical and health sectors, the company has been included in the list of essential activities for the social life of our country, and as always is working and scrupulously following the ministerial provisions in terms of the health of its employees.
The masks will be made from a double layer of fabric to ensure maximum protection and comfort while in contact with the nose and mouth. A first batch of 10,000 masks will be donated to the health authority of Frosinone and to the hospital “Fabrizio Spaziani” and – thanks to a specifically set-up supply chain – the company will be able to rapidly respond to the needs of public and private operators.
In order to ensure a barrier effect with low particle release, our masks will be made from a very solid fabric construction, with 100% Polyester for the outer shell. The Vectron 8200 fabric, usually used in electronics, clean rooms and in hospitals due to its characteristics, is an extremely sturdy fabric with a hydro/oil repellent finish for domestic and industrial washing at 75°C.
Inside, breathability is ensured by solutions in polyester/cotton blending that guarantee not only comfort in both wearing and breathability, but also in mechanical properties and durability.
The know-how acquired from over 50 years experience and the professionalism of our collaborators has enabled us to produce a range of masks completely made in Italy in record time, with superior performance compared to the disposable ones widely used today in hospitals. Italy, like many European countries, is paying the price of the mass market of disposable devices, which today are hard to supply. – said Alfonso Marra, CEO of Klopman – The increasing demand and the extreme emergency our hospitals are facing today have driven us to do our part. For years we have been offering fabrics for this market and today we are reshaping our production capacity to answer, above all, the needs of our clothes maker customers, who have increased the production of clothing for doctors and healthcare personnel. At the same time we wanted to develop ready–to–use solutions that will save time and precious resources without compromising on safety.”
Klopman International – Company profile
Klopman International s.r.l. has been a European leader in the production and marketing of technical fabrics for workwear for over 50 years, with three business areas dedicated to the different fields of application: Workwear, Protectivewear and Corporatewear. The company was the first to introduce the use of polyester/cotton, gaining a third of the European market in some sectors and producing fabrics in over 130 styles and different colour shades, some even designed ad hoc for the individual customer. Advanced technologies and centralised process control, which monitors and simultaneously corrects 3,800 machine stitches, are just some of the advantages that make Klopman an industrial jewel and that make its fabrics more resistant to wear, shrinkage and colour alterations.
Klopman has its headquarters and production site in Frosinone, Italy, with a plant covering 70,000 square metres, approximately 400 employees, an annual production of 42 million metres of fabric and a turnover of more than 153 million euro.
The CEO, Alfonso Marra launched a global expansion plan which saw the company, with commercial branch offices in Dusseldorf, Lyon, Moscow, Borås (Sweden), Dubai and Bangkok, open another production site in Jakarta to serve the Asian market directly. In addition to the ISO 9001:2008 certification, Klopman International works in compliance with European quality management standards and is BS EN ISO 14001:2004 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certified.
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