Honeywell, Strata to deliver N95 masks made in UAE to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Honeywell factory N95The strategic collaboration between Honeywell and Strata Manufacturing (Strata), the advanced manufacturing facility wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), to produce made in the UAE N95 masks, has expanded its support to Abu Dhabi’s health and emergency service workers by signing a contract with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi to deliver new respirators

The Al Ain-based manufacturing line, which produced the high-quality face masks certified to meet N95 and FFP2 standards, was established last year in response to the global pandemic.

The Honeywell masks can filter 95% of large and small solid and liquid particles. Masks that are not certified to N95 standard may not provide this level of protection against the inhalation of smaller airborne particles. Ergonomically designed to provide comfort and optimum protection, the N95 Honeywell masks provide a leak-tight seal that helps minimise toxic particles from entering the mask. The innovative design adapts to a wide variety of facial shapes allowing for a comfortable fit, and the large interior volume provides increased comfort to users.

Mubadala has been vital in supporting the healthcare sector to ensure the safety and wellbeing of UAE communities, and fostered the initial agreement between the two companies to utilise the latest technology and machinery at Strata’s Al Ain facility to manufacture the masks. Capable of producing more than 90,000 masks per day, the collaboration celebrated its first millionth mask in July 2020. 

Hasan Al Nowais, CEO of Mubadala Health, said, “Through this collaboration, we will continue to provide high-quality personal protective equipment, which is especially critical at a time when global supply chains have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“We worked closely with end-users, including Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, in assessing the quality of the masks, and found them to be an ideal solution to help protect frontline workers,” he concluded.

Before the opening of the Strata-Honeywell mask operation, N95 masks were typically imported to the UAE from abroad. The partnership has also transformed the UAE into an international exporter of N95 masks to help respond to the spread of COVID-19 around the world. 

“We are committed to helping safeguard people around the world through the manufacture and supply of high-quality, critical PPE. Our collaboration with Strata is playing an important role in this commitment, by helping limit the spread of COVID-19 through the provision of N95 masks that are not only helping frontline workers keep us safe, but are now available for individuals to purchase too,” said Miroslav Kafedzhiev, vice president and general manager for Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa.

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