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Reusable Polyurethane Face mask

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 Facemask cut from sheets of polyurethane.  Reusable and can be manufactured by hand if need be.

What is the need are you focusing on?

There is a tremendous global demand for surgical quality facemasks.  Most needed by first responders and those in the  frontline trenches of this pandemic!  These PET masks are inexpensive and intended for the general public in dense urban and informal areas where social distancing is a challenge due to overcrowding and forced movement due to daily needs.  

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed
  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

Facemask cut from sheets of polyurethane. Reusable and can be manufactured by hand if need be.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Maybe-with additional support

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

Immediate distribution to millions of people that don't have access to facial protection!

What is the name of your business or organization?

Adowa Multipurpose Company. Pty Ltd.

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Entrepreneurship that operates in the construction and civils sector As the name indicated we are not limited yo this Sector an from time yo time also undertakes community project facilitation as well as the Supply of goods and services on tender.

What is your profession?

Graphic Artist/Entrepreneur

Where are you located (country)?

South Africa

Where are you located (region)?

  • Southern Africa

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Entrepreneur/Investor

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Production equipment+ initial finacing

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

Mass production facilities

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Not enough focus on this type of mask Production facilities Financial resources

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?


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