Hahnemühle is supporting customers and employees worldwide by donating the specially developed mouth and nose covers made of high-purity filter paper in an international sponsoring campaign. Hahnemühle is donating 159,505 HaMuNa® Care disposable masks for the reopening of schools, universities, public authorities, associations, shops and other institutions — one mouth-nose cover for every day of the company’s almost 437-year history.
“Every school, every public authority, everyone has to implement a hygiene concept when reopening in times of the coronavirus pandemic in order to protect employees and visitors in the best possible way. Our disposable paper masks are ideal for this. They directly absorb droplets that escape from the mouth and nose when speaking, sneezing or coughing and thus protect other people from infections,” explains Dr. Barbara Born, Head of Development & Quality Assurance Hahnemühle Group.
With its expertise in rapid and customer-specific development of papers and life science applications, Hahnemühle has developed a sustainable mouth and nose cover made of filter paper within a very short time frame. The HaMuNa® Care masks are made of 100% natural raw materials and are manufactured without any other composites. The material is breathable and comfortable, enabling easy breathing. The optimal fit can be individually adjusted — even for spectacle wearers. The paper, which acts similar to an antiviral, absorbs droplet secretions directly in front of the mouth and nose, thus reducing the multiplication and spread of coronaviruses, including COVID-19, and other airborne diseases. HaMuNa® Care masks are skin-friendly and meet the strict standards for papers developed for food use. The disposable masks can be worn for several hours.
“Together with the digital print packaging experts of the German company Thimm, we have developed a display for the HaMuNa® Care packs. These displays can be placed in the entrance area of schools, authorities, shops etc. Visitors can remove a disposable mask from the display for use. These displays are also sustainably made of sturdy corrugated board and can be printed individually for customers,” adds Jan Wölfle, CEO Hahnemühle Group.
With the international sponsoring campaign of 159,505 HaMuNa® Care masks, Hahnemühle is supporting the social commitment of its employees in institutions and associations, as well as supporting customers worldwide to reopen for business following the easing of restrictions.
Hahnemühle FineArt has been producing paper since 1584. Today’s portfolio includes high purity papers for life science applications, technical specialty papers as well as traditional and digital FineArt papers for painting and printing.
The customer-specific development, production and finishing of life science solutions has been of great importance to the medium-sized company since 1883.
All life science components and papers have class–leading quality features. They are awarded as ‘Brand of the Century’ products and are available in more than 120 countries worldwide.
The company is headquartered in Dassel in southern Lower Saxony and has subsidiaries in Great Britain, France, USA and China as well as Singapore. Hahnemühle employs more than 200 people worldwide.
The Thimm Group is a leading solution provider for packaging and distribution of goods. The solutions portfolio includes transport and sales packaging made of corrugated board, high-quality sales displays, packaging systems made of various material combinations and print products for industrial processing. A wide range of packaging-related services along the supply chain completes the portfolio. The customer base includes well-known branded goods groups across all industries. Founded in 1949, the family-owned company currently employs more than 3,500 people at 22 locations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, France and Mexico and generated annual sales of around 645 million euros in 2018.