Workers make face masks at the workshop of a garment company which has changed its production line to produce protective materials in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, March 2, 2020. Photo: XinhuaWorkers make face masks at the workshop of a garment company which has changed its production line to produce protective materials in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, March 2, 2020. Photo: Xinhua
Workers make face masks at the workshop of a garment company which has changed its production line to produce protective materials in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, March 2, 2020. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: Indian firms set for windfall as China desperately seeks face mask raw materials

  • China was producing 116 million masks a day as of late-February, with Beijing directing its state-owned enterprises to lead the increase in production
  • With the raw material supply chains strained, Indian manufacturers of non-woven polypropylene fabric are in line to benefit from coronavirus windfall

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Workers make face masks at the workshop of a garment company which has changed its production line to produce protective materials in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, March 2, 2020. Photo: XinhuaWorkers make face masks at the workshop of a garment company which has changed its production line to produce protective materials in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, March 2, 2020. Photo: Xinhua
Workers make face masks at the workshop of a garment company which has changed its production line to produce protective materials in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, March 2, 2020. Photo: Xinhua
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