"Both parties view the international export market for medical grade and certified masks as a huge market, as the world struggles to cope with the Covid 19 pandemic and other related respiratory viral infections.
"Moreover, Asean economies such as Indonesia and India have high air pollution levels. Extensive adoption of protective masks is expected to follow suit throughout the globe, as seen from Asia's experience with SARS in 2003," Komarkcorp said in statement.
The two parties aim to secure a significant slice of the regional market, which research have projected to rise up to US$2bil by 2026, it added.
Komarkcorp has this year begun implementation of its diversification into mask and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturing, with its own facility in Balakong capable of housing up to 50 mask lines with a potential capacity of up to 60m disposable masks a month.
The company currently has three operating masks lines and is about to install a further five lines within the next 60 days to cater for growing export demand.
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