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Northern Ireland face mask manufacturer Paragon Health will be donating 10,000 Type IIR (ASTM 2) surgical face masks to a facility in need and is calling on members of the public to submit recommendations.

Based in Limavady, N. Ireland, Paragon Health currently manufactures millions of masks per week. The face mask manufacturer established in 2020 to help meet the demands for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Its goal is to provide a stable and safe supply of surgical masks to healthcare, industry, hospitality and the general public.

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“We are in unprecedented times and although there are very few certainties, one thing we can be sure of is that there is a need for a reliable source of good quality, surgical face masks,” said Paragon Health Director Martin Tierney.

“This is why we have also decided to donate 10,000 masks to a facility in need before the end of October.”

The company is now urging members of the public to recommend a facility that would benefit from a donation of 10,000 masks to assist with the work they are doing during COVID-19.

“Whether it is a hospital, nursing home or a local hospice, we want to help them with this donation,” Martin added.

People can post their recommendations by visiting Paragon Health on Linkedin, Twitter or Facebook.

Having seen the need for high-quality medical masks, the family behind Seating Matters – a specialist in clinical and therapeutic seating solutions – repurposed and expanded their medical device factory this year to manufacture medical masks in Northern Ireland under the Paragon Health banner.

The company’s Type IIR disposable, medical masks are made to the following specification:

  • Compliant with EN 14683:2019.
  • 3-ply SMS fabric.
  • Dimensions: 17.5cm x 9.5cm.
  • Fluid resistant.
  • Latex-free.
  • ≥98% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency.
  • Ultrasonic welded construction.
  • Adjustable nose bridge.
  • Stretchable: Expands to cover nose, chin & mouth.
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