“This mouth-nose cover is very user-friendly. As a person with a large head that is wearing glasses, I find this paper mask very comfortable to wear. There are no rubber bands and the glasses do not fog up”, explained Lower Saxony’s Minister President Stephan Weil after wearing the HaMuNa® Care disposable mouth-nose cover from Hahnemühle.
The disposable mouth-nose cover made of high-purity filter paper, newly developed at the beginning of the corona crisis, was demonstrated and tried out by Lower Saxony’s Prime Minister Stephan Weil during his visit to Hahnemühle on 3 June 2020 – as were Member of the German Parliament Dr. Roy Kühne, District Administrator Astrid Klinkert-Kittel and Gerhard Melching, Mayor of Dassel.
“We are proud that our HaMuNa® Care disposable masks quickly provide more safety in difficult times – with an innovative product. Our paper technicians have developed the mouth-nose covers made of high-purity filter paper in a very short time,” emphasised Jan Wölfle, CEO of the Hahnemühle Group, adding: “The masks are ideal for all public institutions that are now reopening. The HaMuNa® Care masks can be printed digitally and analogue and can be provided in displays without contact wherever mouth-and-nose protection is required”.
The Prime Minister was impressed by Hahnemühle’s paper manufacturing competence in the field of filter papers for masks and life science components for rapid tests, with which Hahnemühle is involved in the Covid-19 pandemic. For Stephan Weil, Hahnemühle is one of the “hidden champions” among the traditional companies in Lower Saxony.
Dr. Horst Rosenbauer, Hahnemühle Product Manager, provided information about the Covid-19 rapid test components that Hahnemühle supplies to diagnostic manufacturers on a large scale as a system-relevant company. He also explained the future development of novel filter media for masks of all kinds: “Our HaMuNa® Care as a simple cover of mouth and nose is just the start. We have filter media in the pipeline that have antiviral and anti-allergenic effects and have 30 times the binding capacity of filter media currently on the market”.
Hahnemühle thus proves as a medium-sized company that it is highly flexible and innovative – as it has been for the past 436 years at the same location in southern Lower Saxony. The products – in addition to filter papers and life science components made of cellulose and micro-glass fibres – also include artist papers for painting and printing which have an excellent reputation worldwide and are present in 120 countries.
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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.