covid-19

EURATEX provides tools to European suppliers and manufacturers to find each other and facilitate the production of protective masks in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The Coronavirus emergency has created an unprecedented global demand for protective masks, to be used by healthcare professionals, law enforcement personnel, workers in essential industry and service supply chains, and the population at large.

EURATEX on this page publishes a list of offers and requests for material, capacity or support to produce masks, and relevant information on the topic.

European companies are welcome to submit their own request/offer by filling the form below. Please note, requests will be edited on their relevance and updated daily.

Submit your request for materials and suppliers

Download List of Offers / Requests for materials and suppliers 
(Latest update – 27 March 2020 at 8:45 am)

Uselful Information

How to make PPE and surgical masks?

While no “handbook” exists, products requirements are to be found in standard EN 14683 (Surgical Masks) and EN 149 (PPE masks). Companies can download for free through CEN members.

What are the faster procedures in the EU, introduced to speed up testing?

Based on EU Recommendation, it is now possible for authorities to test products.

What is the masks’ demand?

While countries issue their own tenders, the EU launches 2 actions to support Member States’ procurement and support stockpiling (19 March 2020).

Which masks exist?

Under normal circumstances, PPE masks and Surgical masks are put on the market. Check the details of these types.

Where can my company test a mask?

In addition to the main laboratories testing PPE and Surgical masks, other centers or authorities are performing test, including Armed Forces (in France) and research labs.

Q&A sessions between companies and experts

Coming soon.

Contact us

If you need additional information on our initiative or have a question on protective masks, contact Mauro Scalia (mauro.scalia@euratex.eu).

Partners

This initiative is carried out in coordination with our members, EDANA, ESF and the European Commission.