UTİB Chairman of the Board of Directors Pınar Taşdelen Engin said, “The release of the reusable mask export will not only respond to the intense demand around the world, but also bring movement to the textile industry.
Pınar Taşdelen Engin, “As a powerful alternative to disposable masks, the transition to functional masks with antibacterial properties, washable, design and even fashion will increase the added value by 3-4 times.”
Upon the intense demand from the textile industry, the standards of multi-use washable cloth masks and the release of these products were welcomed in the sector.
Making a statement on the subject, Uludağ Textile Exporters Association (UTİB) Chairman Pınar Taşdelen Engin stated that this decision will bring the sector to the sector and said, “With the emergence of the COVID-19 epidemic, a huge demand has occurred in the world in terms of medical mask and protective clothing. Many countries were caught unprepared for this demand and experienced difficulties. By moving quickly to shift production of these aspects of our company it has a significant advantage in terms of Turkey. Finding medical mask and protective clothing in many countries including USA and EU countries help our Presidency also drew the attention of Turkey, "he said.
Release of exports will bring movement to the sector
Referring to the fact that medical masks and even protective clothing have become a part of daily life together with the pandemic, UTİB President Pınar Taşdelen Engin said, “It seems that masks are now a complementary part of our daily clothes. In the new normalization period, disposable masks are no longer a solution. The trend turned towards sustainable products. There was a desire for the production and export of washable and reusable masks in the industry for a while. It is an important step for both the industry and our country for our government to first set the standards of reusable masks and then release their limited exports. Because there were serious demands from abroad. The start of normalization and the reopening of schools in many countries increased the demands for student protection. On the other hand, with the warming of the weather, the mobility that may occur in the tourism sector will increase the demand in the domestic market as well. ” he spoke.
Products with high added value, creative designs come into play
Pınar Taşdelen Engin, who stated that the dynamic structure of the Turkish textile industry and its fast-moving reflex showed itself once again, claimed that creative designs for masks and protective suits and functional products with different properties that do not repel bacteria will be introduced to the market in a very short time. Pınar Taşdelen Engin said, “According to the evaluation made by analysts, the global washable and reusable mask market is expected to reach a total market value of at least 8 billion dollars in the 2020-2030 period, with a stable compound annual growth rate of 4 percent. As an alternative to disposable masks, the transition to functional masks with antibacterial properties, washable, design and even fashion will increase the added value in production and export 3-4 times. Considering that the pandemic will remain on the world agenda for a longer period of time, it will create an important export potential for our industry. As UTİB, starting from this way; Increasing the added value in textile exports, introducing new technologies and methods into the production processes kazanThis year, we have added the subject of Medical Textiles to the award categories within the Techxtile Start-Up Challenge program, which we have organized for