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Textile workers join forces to sew protective masks

Major Slovenian textile companies and smaller textile workshops have joined forces to focus on the production of protective masks in response to market needs.

The Celje Prevent & Deloza company manufactures between 600 and 700 pieces of protective masks daily

The Celje Prevent & Deloza company manufactures between 600 and 700 pieces of protective masks daily | Author UKOM

At Prevent & Deloza, with its registered office in Celje and a manufacturing plant in Murska Sobota, they started to manufacture washable protective masks that protect against viruses and bacteria. The manufacturing of such masks was also launched at Boxmark, based on the sewing pattern provided by Prevent & Deloza.

The Celje Prevent & Deloza company manufactures between 600 and 700 pieces of protective masks daily. They are currently still looking for textile material across Slovenia and expect to produce at least 300,000 washable face masks in the next five weeks for protection against the infection with viruses and bacteria. About 23 seamstresses are working in the production process.

Prevent & Deloza are already preparing to increase their capacities in the event of an increased demand for protective masks. Now they work on adjusting the patterns and samples of protective masks with the Moda Mi & Lan company from the municipality of Petrovci and some smaller textile plants in Prekmurje. The company has also prepared for the difficult conditions in freight transport, which will be tackled, if necessary, by the additional possibilities of transporting the material required with cargo aircraft of domestic partner companies. Recently, 132 seamstresses also started manufacturing protective masks at Boxmark's company in Kidričevo, and they are expected to make from 5,000 to 8,000 per day.

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