AEI Tèxtils, together with the Terrassa City Council, the Terrassa Health Consortium (CST), Mútua de Terrassa and the Terrassa School of Nursing (EUIT), collaborates with the Textile Engineering research group in INTEXTER (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) in a cooperation project to promote and coordinate the local manufacturing of protective masks.
It has other objectives such as informing society and other groups that need different types of masks and looking for their reuse and/or recycle. The project responds to not only current but future needs, helping companies to consolidate, increase or reorient their production.
Within the the project, the materials for face masks that can be produced in Terrassa and its surroundings will be identified. Advice and training on the technical requirements that masks must fulfil in order to be marketed will be provided. This project is part of the territorial competitive specialization linked to the health cluster and technologies applied to health. It also responds to the circular economy and sustainability strategy of the participating institutions and the city of Terrassa.