FRANKLIN PARK -- With its round-the-clock operation, Moss is tripling its capacity to produce millions of surgical masks per week, the company said.
From early discussions with project partners, Moss' move to bulk mask production took just four months. Company team members in Germany took the lead in partnering with engineering experts there to develop Moss's proprietary mask-making equipment.
With its high-speed production lines in Franklin Park, Moss is producing surgical masks developed to meet ASTM F2100 performance standards. The masks are being shipped under the U.S. Emergency Use Authorization while Moss works to submit the product for formal FDA Registration.
Moss is also launching an Anti-fog Face Shield with the capacity to produce 160,000 of these per month.
It has been reported that more than 90% of America's surgical face mask supply is produced in China. "In the face of domestic and global medical supply shortages, and unreliably distant suppliers, we're here to fill a critical void and make a lasting public health impact," said Dan Patterson, Moss president and CEO.