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Packaging OEM Foodmach to build mask-making machines

Australia’s only medical mask manufacturer, Med-Con, has had to step up production dramatically amid the Covid-19 crisis, and has contracted Foodmach to assist in expanding manufacturing capacity.

Echuca-based packaging machinery manufacturer Foodmach has been contracted to build three machines to make surgical face masks for Med-Con. Pre-coronavirus times, the mask manufacturer’s plant in Lemnos, Victoria was making about two million masks per year — supplying about five per cent of the Australian market. But current pandemic-driven demand means it needs to increase production to 50 million masks per year.

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