In a move that has been appreciated by Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur is going to produce 25 thousand N95 and N99 grade face masks per day to contribute to the country’s collective effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The production unit at IIT Kanpur was inaugurated on June 18th and its capacity is soon going to increase 30 thousand masks per day.
To ensure that there is no shortage of face masks in #India, @IITKanpur will be producing 25,000 N95 & N99 grade face masks per day.
The masks will be manufactured on the campus & will be available to the general public at an affordable price.
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) June 19, 2020
Masks will be manufactured in the premises of IIT Kanpur’s business incubator by a company E-Spin Nanotech in collaboration with Indeema Fibres.
The company will be manufacturing both N95 and N99 masks.
The production line is completely automated to prevent contamination during manufacturing and to assure the public of a safe product.
The masks will be available to the general public at a very affordable price. The masks will be available on the company’s website as well as on the e-commerce platforms.