Medical masks and protective suits production factories are inaugurated at ‘Gilan Textile Park’ LTD in Sumgait

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the inaugurations of a medical masks factory and a protective suits production enterprise operating under the textile factory of the ‘Gilan Textile Park’ LTD in Sumgait, May 12.

General Director of ‘Gilan Textile Park’ Limited Liability Company Mehriban Akhundova gave information to the President and the First Lady about the activities of the enterprise.

It was noted that disposable masks will be produced at the medical masks factory. Masks have three layers, and the medium layer is made of unwoven fabric, performing the function of a special filter. These masks protect against viruses and infections of various categories. In the preliminary phase, daily production of 140 thousand masks is expected at the factory. Additional equipment is planned to be installed here till the end of May, which will allow increasing the production capacity. Thus, this performance capacity will be increased up to 300 thousand masks per day in a step-by-step fashion. At the moment, the number of employees involved in the production process is 30, and with the installation of additional equipment, it will be increased up to 50.

Production of disposable protective suits is also launched at ‘Gilan Textile Park’ Limited Liability Company. Products are covered with a polyethylene protective membrane, sewn from unwoven high density polypropylene fabric, which ensures the product’s high quality. This fabric is remarkable for its durability, watertightness, resistance against chemicals, and lightness. The suits protect their users against viruses, infection, harmful chemicals, or products and processes that may cause sensitivity. The product’s compliance has been certified under relevant standards. Daily production of 6 thousand protective suits is planned at this factory. Commissioning of the enterprise is of great importance also from the perspective of creating new jobs. 210 employees have been involved in the production process here. After meeting the local demand, both medical masks and protective suits are expected to be exported to other countries.

Then, President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva met with a group of employees of the factories.

The President addressed the meeting.