Different, parallel approaches to get masks ready
Track 1 – increase supply
Track 1 is about acceleration of existing supply chains to get (disposable) ffp1, ffp2, ffp3 masks delivered to the Netherlands in larger demands and higher speed.
Although this is mainly about purchasing and logistics, and not about technical activities, our initiative offers the possibility to share experience.
TRACK 2 – dutch supply chain
Our initiative will not have an active role in this. Our role in track 2 is limited to forwarding potentially relevant information and publish news from these organizations.
TRACK 3 - alternative designs
An initial supply and manufacturing process has been created in form of a sequence with numbered steps. One finds that at the track 3 page. If you can contribute to one of these steps, please mention the step number, so we can link you to the to be appointed track- or step leaders.
Recycle as bulk is the aim
TRACK 4 – disposable filter
Track 4 can also be used to absorb disposable masks from track 1 or track 2, so these can be cleaned 2x or 3x as long as new supply from track 1, 2 or 3 is insufficient.
TRACK 5 – 3D printing for personal use
This type of masks could be equipped with filters as developed in track 3.
Designs available on internet
TRACK6 – general public
Although in the Netherlands there are no plans yet that the general public should wear masks in the public domain, several experts confirm that wearing masks will contribute to spreading the virus.
Separate other initiatives are preparing for future deliveries of masks for this purpose.
We want to highlight following initiative for delivery of non-medical masks
as they provide instructions to the general public how to wear a mask, and are already able to deliver masks (stock available) for a fair price, from a Dutch manufacturing facility.