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UNBS certifies six (6) companies to produce non-medical facemasks

  29th May , 2020 ,       Hits: 1560

Kampala, 29th May 2020 - The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified six (6) companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 29th May 2020.

This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical facemasks which could be harmful to their health, in the wake of COVID-19.

The certified companies include;

No.

Holding Company

Certified Products

Product Brand

Location

1

Lida Packaging Products Ltd

Non medical face masks made from 100% polypropylene (Four layers)

Lida

Plot 185, Kampala - Jinja road, Mbalala

2

Southern range Nyanza Limited

Non medical face masks made from a blend of  65% polyester and 35% Cotton (Two layers)

Nytil

Plot 35, Yusuf Lule Road-Jinja, Njeru, Buikwe District

3

Evergreen Safaries limited

Non medical face masks made from a blend of 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton

Ever green

Mutundwe Nalumuye -Jomayi Estate

4

Jude color solutions Limited

Non medical face masks made from a blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton (Two layers)

Jcs

Plot 6 Johnson street, Kampala

  5

Winfred Fashion designers Limited

Non medical face masks made from a blend of 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton (Two layers)

 

Ntinda Bukoto road , Plot 4090

6

Fine Spinners Limited

Non medical face masks made from a 100%  Knitted Cotton (Two layers)

Fine Spinners Knitted

Plot 33A-41ASpring road, KiswaZone Bugolobi

UNBS is also giving out free non-medical facemask standards to aid certification of facemask manufacturers and mass production of non-medical facemasks that meet the national quality standards.

So far, 55 companies have applied for certification, thus, the number of companies certified to manufacture non-medical facemasks is expected to increase. UNBS will therefore issue updated lists periodically.

Wearing facemasks in public is to become mandatory for all persons aged six (6) years and above as the COVID-19 lockdown is eased.

About UNBS

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body responsible for developing, promoting and enforcing standards in protection of public health and safety, and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products.

For more information, please contact:

Sylvia Kirabo,

Principal Public Relations Officer,

Uganda National Bureau of Standards,

Bweyogerere Industrial Park,

Plot 2 - 12, Kyaliwajala Road,

P.O Box 6329 Kampala, Uganda

Tel: 0703196903

E-mail: sylvia.kirabo@unbs.go.ug

Website: www.unbs.go.ug