Taiwan Textile Industry Forms Complete PPE Supply Chain In Record Time

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Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF), by integrating upstream, midstream, and downstream textile industries and with the help of textile manufacturers such as Formosa Plastic Group, Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation, Far Eastern New Century Corporation, KNH Enterprise Co., Ltd., China Surgical Dressings Center Co., Ltd. and Chang Hong Machinery Co., Ltd. etc., has formed a complete surgical mask supply chain. Taiwan has transformed from an importing country for surgical masks to the second-largest surgical mask producer worldwide with daily production capacity of 15 million units.

Through the efforts by manufacturers like WEB-PRO Corp., Nan Liu Enterprise Co., Ltd, Eclat Textile Co., Ltd. and Makalot Industrial Co., Ltd. on the “National Team for Hazmat and Protective Clothing”, Taiwan successfully developed and produced level 3 protective suits in just one month. In the period from March to April, over one million units of isolation gowns and 100 thousand units of protective suits were manufactured.

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Thanks to the joint efforts of the Taiwan’s textile industry and the government, Taiwan’s performance on epidemic prevention has been recognized internationally. Taiwan is contributing its experience and capabilities to actively strengthen anti-epidemic cooperation with other countries.

Taiwan has donated 15 million surgical masks to support medical staffs in countries with severe coronavirus outbreak, and will continue to provide support to the international community. Under the Taiwan-US epidemic prevention cooperation framework and in the spirit of “Taiwan can help!”, Taiwan has donated 2 million surgical masks to the US and will continue to help strengthening protection for frontline medical personnel by providing 100 thousand urgently needed surgical masks every week.

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In response, the United States White House National Security Council (NSC) thanked Taiwan for their support and collaboration via a tweet while the EU representative in Taiwan, Filip Grzegorzewski, posted a tweet thanking Taiwan for its swift delivery of masks to countries hardest hit by the pandemic. Furthermore, Microsoft founder Bill Gates also publicly praised Taiwan’s swift action to fight off coronavirus as “exemplary”. Even the phrase “TaiwansHelping” is turning into a hashtag keyword on Twitter.

Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF), a non-profit organization, plays an important role in Taiwan’s textile industry. As the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the textile and apparel sector, TTF quickly took actions to assist companies in receiving government relief. TTF is asking brands to maintain supply chain partnerships with Taiwan’s textile industry and to regard suppliers as important business partners.

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Taiwanese textile manufacturers’ quick action to integrate the resources and capabilities of all parties to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and the ability to assemble a mask and protective clothing production line in a short period of time, has echoed the long recognized traits “quick response”, “reliability”, “sustainable innovation”, and “profound professional knowledge and experience” of Taiwan textile industry.

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