As one of the leading manufacturers of personal protective equipment in Slovenia, Prevent&Deloza is aware of its responsibility in times of increased health risks, which is why we ensure smooth production during the COVID-19 virus epidemic.
After taking extraordinary measures ensuring a safe working environment, we are pleased to announce that we have begun to manufacture washable face masks that protect against viruses and bacteria. The masks will be first supplied to government consumers and later made available for purchase in stores. The product is fully developed and manufactured in Slovenia, where several well-known textile workers assist in the production and have combined their capacities for the occasion.
The mask materials are certified to help prevent drip infections while also protecting against viruses and bacteria. Materials are washable at higher temperatures, which is encouraging in the current situation and gives the mask up to 50 uses. Compared to single-use masks, which are currently being used extensively and in many households more than once, the company seeks, above all, more effective personal protection for the individual, as well as economic relief and reduction of waste.
The company expects to produce at least 300.000 protective masks in the next five weeks, and we are already preparing to increase our capacities in the case of higher demand. We are also prepared for the difficult traffic situations during transportation, which will be resolved, if necessary, with the spare options from our domestic partner companies.
We urge everybody to follow the recommendations of healthcare organizations regarding behavior during the virus epidemic to the best of their ability. It is of the utmost importance that we stick together in the name of our own and public health. Our company will try hard to do our part and facilitate access for everyone to an effective protective mask to help prevent the spread of infections and resolve the coronavirus problem as soon as possible.