UPA Corp Bhd’s subsidiary, UPA Healthcare Products Sdn Bhd, is venturing into the manufacturing of meltblown nonwoven fabric in apparent effort to supply the of three-ply and surgical face mask markets, according to a report in The Malaysian Reserve.
Total investment for the project is estimated at RM10 million, or about $2.5 million, to be funded through internally generated funds..
Malaysia-based UPA has placed an order with a reputable meltblown technology developer to supply a state-of-the-art production line with the latest technology to produce nonwoven materials meeting required filtration efficiency. The new line will be installed at the group’s existing facility in Seri Kembangan, Selangor and is expected to commence production by the end of November 2020.
Maximum annual production capacity for the fabric is at 600,000 kgs while maximum production capacity for the three-ply mask and surgical face mask is estimated at 86 million pieces per year for the first phase.