< Statement on COVID-19 situation and measures taken
Monday, 06. April. 2020 13:06 Age: 175 Tag(e)

CIRFS Press Release - 6 April 2020

CIRFS - “Man-Made Fibers critical in the fight against COVID-19”

Man Made Fibres have a critical role to play in the battle against both the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the Covid-19 lung disease. CIRFS, the European Man-made Fibres (MMF) Association has today issued a position paper calling on the European authorities to recognize the MMF industry as a supplier of critical goods.


Frédéric van Houte, Director General of CIRFS says: “The world is being confronted with an unprecedented crisis. CIRFS is shocked by the dramatic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our industry has taken all safety measures needed in this crisis. The main priority should now be a wide access to all necessary protective equipment. MMF are indispensable in the production of masks and other protective equipment. CIRFS therefore calls on the European Commission to recognize the MMF sector is an essential supplier in the production of health and hygiene-related products to fight Covid-19 and to deploy all possible measures possible to support it. The European MMF industry is committed to continuing to invest and to create jobs in Europe.”


The full text of the position paper is enclosed below.