Captain Denim launches its workshop to manufacture masks for health personnel
Given the lack of medical supplies in hospitals caused by Covid-19, in Capitan Denim they wanted to contribute their grain of sand by making a prototype mask to reduce the viral load of healthcare workers and nursing home staff.
According to Juan González, CEO of Capitán Denim , “many acquaintances from the Albacete Hospital and the mayor of Madrigueras himself told us that there was a lack of sanitary material and after closing our workshop due to the State of Alarm, we decided to make some prototypes of masks with the materials what we have” .
These are masks made of 100% cotton fabric that, despite not being the regulatory ones -of the FFP2 and FFP3 type-, serve to cover the mouth and thus reduce the viral load to which a person may be exposed.
At the moment, Captain Denim has already manufactured nearly 2,500 masks for residences, health personnel and the sick. According to Juan González, the number of masks will depend on the need for material that the authorities transfer to them.
Likewise, Captain Denim is strictly complying with the security measures recommended by the Government, so currently there are only between 4 and 5 people in the factory working on the mask prototypes, respecting distances and using the appropriate protection material. In this sense, the company does not rule out having more workers to make masks if necessary.
“We are happy to be useful” Juan González pointed out.