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Indonesian PPE producers gear up for exporting coveralls

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Jun '20
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Amid an excess in national supplies during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, six Indonesian personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers are preparing to export coveralls as they now meet international standards for the product. The companies have passed quality tests for water resistance and hydrostatic pressure set by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists (AATCC), called AATCC 42 and 127, respectively.

Their products also qualify for the protective clothing standard set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) under ISO 16604.

The announcement was made by the country’s industry minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita recently, according to a report in an Indonesian newspaper.

Kartasasmita said domestic PPE producers can now provide 648 million coveralls every year, which far exceeds the annual domestic consumption of 11.3 million.

The export plans come after the trade ministry recently revoked an export ban on healthcare products, allowing manufacturers to ship abroad simple masks, N-95 masks, coveralls, surgical gowns and raw materials for face masks amid domestic oversupply.

Meanwhile, the country’s total exports were down by 28.95 per cent year on year in May at $10.53 billion, the lowest level since July 2016, due to reduced shipments of coal, coffee, palm oil, as well as oil and gas.

Apart from coveralls, the minister said Indonesia could now produce 3 million N-95 masks and 4.7 billion surgical masks per annum, which also far surpassed estimated domestic needs at 172 million masks every year.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)


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