- Construction of the assembly line was finished 48 hours ahead of the predicted time
- The new assembly line will facilitate a stable supply of masks and clothing to the nation and worldwide
Sinopec Corp., a renowned energy and chemical firm in China, has recently put it’s very first melt-blown non-woven fabric assembly line into production at the company’s Yanshan factory located in Beijing. The Yanshan factory was originally an old, 3600 square meter warehouse that has now been converted into a factory making it a base for global production after the challenges brought upon them by the coronavirus outbreak.
Apparently, the Yanshan facility has a capacity of 14,400-ton and is one of the company’s two meltblown non-woven fabric assembly bases. It is co-managed by the National Machinery Industry Corporation of China. The base is known to have two of the non-woven lines of production and 3 of the spun bound production lines that are capable of producing about 4 tons of melt-blown fabric for nearly 1.2 million units of N95 disposable masks or 6 tons for around 6 million disposable masks every day.
According to reliable sources, the new facility will be taking advantage of the integrated upstream supply-chain of Sinopec as it shall source local materials form the facility as well as support from the synthetic resin line of production available on-site.
Sinopec Corp’s Spokesperson, Lv Dapeng stated that the construction of the melt-blown fabric factory with a 10,000 ton of weight normally takes around half a year to finish. The company, however, achieved it in 12 days which is 48 hours ahead of the schedule. In times of such challenges, saving a total of 48 hours implies that the company can now produce an extra 12 million disposable masks.
Lv further added that Sinopec is privileged to be supporting the ones who have to protect people from the virus. The company will be utilizing all the resources available to make sure that supplies are guaranteed to the frontline.