Workers make protective masks at a mask plant of Chinese underwear brand Threegun Group in Shanghai in April. Photo: XinhuaWorkers make protective masks at a mask plant of Chinese underwear brand Threegun Group in Shanghai in April. Photo: Xinhua
Workers make protective masks at a mask plant of Chinese underwear brand Threegun Group in Shanghai in April. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: wheels come off China’s mask-making gravy train, as low-end manufacturers count their losses

  • Tens of thousands of opportunist manufacturers entered China’s mask-making industry to capitalise of the boom during the coronavirus pandemic
  • But the gravy train has ground to a halt for some producers of meltblown and nonwoven fabric, who have been forced to shut their factories
Topic |   China economy
Workers make protective masks at a mask plant of Chinese underwear brand Threegun Group in Shanghai in April. Photo: XinhuaWorkers make protective masks at a mask plant of Chinese underwear brand Threegun Group in Shanghai in April. Photo: Xinhua
Workers make protective masks at a mask plant of Chinese underwear brand Threegun Group in Shanghai in April. Photo: Xinhua
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