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

May 14, 2020  By FPInnovations

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.


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.

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