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FPinnovations submits proposal for forest sector to help with face-mask solutions


May 14, 2020
By FPInnovations

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FPInnovations is actively working with the industry, governments and other stakeholders to identify how the forest sector can contribute to supplying the medical sector with much-needed equipment.

From a list of vital equipment provided by the medical sector that included products as diverse as ventilators and hand sanitizer, FPInnovations identified protective face masks as a product for which the sector could rapidly offer a viable solution from forest-based resources.

FPInnovations mandated researchers to develop a project proposal that included a preliminary plan. This process identified major future challenges and developed a potential implementation schedule.

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If accepted, this project will be carried out in collaboration with numerous partners from industry, governments and academia and would be delivered on a tight schedule to develop prototypes and provide testing that verifies the effectiveness of the product.

Also, if the project receives the green light, results obtained could lay the foundation for a completely new area of research for FPInnovations and a community of stakeholders.

Please contact FPInnovations if you are interested in more information about this project.