FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING INCREASES UAE PRODUCTION OF FACE MASKS

Dubai, UAE – 22March 2020: Fine Hygienic Holding, one of the world’s leading wellness groups and manufacturers of hygienic paper products, has ramped up production of Fine Guard N95-gradeface masks from its new production facility in Ajman, solely to serve demand in the UAE.

In response to widespread global preventative measures designed to combat the spread of COVID-19, Fine Hygienic Holding’s Ajman factoryis producing 8,000 Fine Guard N95-grade face masksunits every day, dedicating its total production output to a single country.

The5,000 square foot Ajmanfacilityisexclusively producing Fine Guard masks, a reusable product with a lifespan of one full year and 30 washes.The mask incorporates N95-grade filtration and patentedLivinguard technology from Switzerland, which sterilises air passing through the mask, effectively neutralising bacteria, viruses and fungi on a molecular level. In testing, Livinguardtreated substrates inactivated a range of viruses including Polio, Influenza, Yellow Fever and Rota virus, amongst others.

As recently as Tuesday 17 March, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence cited N95 masks during a White House press conference, when he urged the country’s construction companies to donate their inventory of N95 face masks to local hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

James Michael Lafferty, CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding, said: “Our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of the general public in the UAE, the wider region and around the world, hence our drive to increase production for priority markets.”

Amid soaring international demand brought about by the COVID-19 public health emergency, Fine Hygienic Holding has also confirmed that production of masks in itshome market of Jordan, which supplies the MENA region and wider world, will increase from 5,000 units per week up to 50,000 units per day.The Group also commenced production of 20,000 – 25,000 masks per day in Sri Lanka lastweek, and will be starting operations in Saudi Arabia in April, and possibly Italy.

All Fine Hygienic Holdingfacilities operate to world-class hygiene standards with full quality control measures ensuring health and safety requirements for factory staff and production methods.

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