Sioen will produce 6 million filters in a contract worth 1.5 million euro at its factory in Ardooie. Sioen’s CFO Geert Asselman told journalists “Last Friday we received a request from the authorities to produce the filter material. We started production straight away on Saturday”.
Mr Asselman added that production of the filters is advancing quickly. The filters will be distributed to the population for use in fabric mouth masks. The distribution of the fabric filters will get under way on 4 May.