Following the global shortage of masks, on March 29, Sinopec Yizheng Chemical Fibre Co., Ltd. successfully put its melt-blown nonwoven line into production in eastern China's Jiangsu Province. Its expected output is of 500 tons of up-to-standard materials per year.
Due to the global spread of the virus, some countries and regions are still facing a shortage of face masks, which led Sinopec to decide to build 16 melt-blown nonwoven production lines, including 4 lines at Yanshan Petrochemical Company and 12 lines at Yizheng Chemical Fibre Company. Specifically, 2 production lines of the former went into operation on March 8 and 8 production lines are expected to be in operation by Mid-April. With all 16 melt-blown nonwoven production lines in production by May, Sinopec will help increase the output of disposal face masks by 10 billion with an annual production capacity of 10,000 tons. By then, Sinopec is expected to become the world’s largest melt-blown nonwoven manufacturer, making further contributions to the global heath.