The state-owned enterprise Novator (Khmelnytsky), which is part of Ukroboronprom group of companies, urgently reoriented production and launched the sewing of medical gauze masks for the needs of the state concern, the press service of Ukroboronprom has said.
According to the statement, the company is also preparing to launch production of the first domestic valve respirators FFP3. A new production line is being installed at the enterprise, which will produce up to three million of this special equipment every month.
The enterprise plans to produce 100,000 reusable gauze masks, of which 13,500 have already been sewn and handed over to employees of the Khmelnytsky enterprise (ten masks for one employee and his or her family), some 3,000 masks were transferred to the Krasyliv Aggregate Plant. Requests for the supply of gauze masks to other enterprises of Ukroboronprom are being considered.
In addition, by decision of the trade union committee, the enterprise plans to create a reserve of 30,000 gauze masks.
The company transferred 500 masks to the Department of Labor and Social Protection of Khmelnytsky, some 100 to the bank’s office, which services the Novator enterprise.
The enterprise plans to install a line for sterilization of gauze masks, as well as to strengthen the production of ultraviolet devices, which can safely disinfect air and surfaces in large rooms and in crowded places.
In addition, Director General of Ukroboronprom Aivaras Abromavičius said that Zorya-Mashproekt (Mykolaiv) plans to produce a disinfection solution, and about a dozen more enterprises sew medical masks for their employees.