Firm reserves 20% of its face masks for frontliners


  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 17 Sep 2020

Kong (left) presenting the masks to Dr Aman.

JOHOR BARU: Durio PPE Sdn Bhd (Durio) will reserve 20% of its face masks for Malaysian frontliners as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Its business development manager Kong Kian Hao said the company was grateful to frontliners for their hard work and dedication in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Our frontliners play an integral part in providing services during Covid-19 and all Malaysians should also play their part to help fight the pandemic,’’ said Kong after presenting 10,000 pieces of Durio high-quality masks to Johor Health Department director Dr Aman Rabu for Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) doctors, nurses and healthcare workers.

Also present at the event were HSA director Dr Mohtar Ahmad, state deputy health director (Medical) Dr Sal Atan and senior assistant director (Medical) Dr Sukhaila Daros.

“This is our small contribution to express our gratitude and respect for them,’’ he said.

Apart from the hospital, the company has also been donating its face masks to schools and charity organisations including Program Pendidikan Khas Integrasi SK Gas Sandakan, SJK(C) Pandan, SJK(C) Foon Yew 5, Kiwanis CareHeart Centre and Mahsa University for the Month of Unity activity.

Kong said the company currently produces two million pieces of face masks daily at its plant in Jalan Temenggong, Tampoi near here, using 20 units of fully automatic mask production lines.

He said the products included three-ply and four-ply protective face mask with multicolour and customised printed designs as well as 3D respirator face mask.

He said all the products were manufactured in a controlled room environment and in-line with ISO-13845 requirements by putting quality assurance as the top priority.

Kong said in the pipeline is the NIOSH certified respirator that is expected to be launched by the end of the year or early 2021.

He said melt-blown was the core material of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Kong said the company would set up four units of 1600mm advanced melt-blown production lines which can produce 120tonnes monthly.

He added that it was able to offer high quality electrostatically charged melt-down material for long-lasting and high filtration efficiency.

“We want to provide affordable and quality masks in a quantity that is sufficient not only for use in Malaysia but also countries in the region by focusing on product development and capacity expansion,’’ said Kong.

He said the company was looking for a distribution partner to support its market expansion plans by connecting medical channels, modern trade and conventional trade and e-commerce.

For more details, call Durio PPE Sdn Bhd at 07-331 1385, 07-331 1389, 07-331 1815 or e-mail infor@durioppe.com or surf www.durioppe.com

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