CMPC increases mask production capacity in Brazil, Peru and Mexico

The masks will be delivered free of cost to the public health services/frontline workers.

May 13, 2020

In the wake of the global pandemicof COVID-19, CMPC which is the Latin American pulp and paper producer, has joined hands with Softys, and has acquired three new machines, in addition to those in Chile and Brazil. With the installation of these machines, the company has increased its capacity of the production of masks. The masks will be delivered free of charge to the public health services professionals of each country.

Within CMPC’s commitment to the community, particularly in the context of the Coronavirus health crisis, the company has acquired a total of five machines to manufacture surgical-type masks which is really needed in these times for the healthcare professionals and all the frontline workers.

Two of them have already landed in Chile and Brazil and are in the process of being assembled, while the others will be installed in Peru, Mexico and also in Brazil (adding two more in that country).

Hence, CMPC will achieve a production of 18 million 500 thousand masks per month in the four countries. In each of these countries, the masks will be delivered free of cost to public health services, and only the percentage of money necessary for the care of company workers will be reserved.

Apart from this initiative, so as to provide support in taking care of the most vulnerable population in this pandemic, CMPC in partnership with Softys, has made a donation to the National Service for the Elder People of Chile (SENAMA) of 100,000 units of Cotidian adult diapers and one thousand units of 1-liter Elite Professional alcohol gel bottles.

A global enterprise that produces and markets products derived from fibers originating from sustainable, certified plantations and recycled materials, CMPC offers products including: wood products, pulp, paper for packaging and tissue products.

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