Coronavirus: Michelin's eco-friendly, reusable masks

Tyre-maker Michelin designs eco-friendly, cost-efficient, reusable protective masks for the coronavirus outbreak.
Ouvry and Michelin's reusable protective mask.

Tyre-maker Michelin designs eco-friendly, cost-efficient, reusable protective masks for the coronavirus outbreak.

Tyre-maker Michelin has designed a facemask costing a fifth as much as throwaway ones that is eco-friendly, gives protection equivalent to gold-star FFP2 models, and lasts for three months. Called OCOV, it is being made by Lyon mask-maker Ouvry, with production reserved in the first weeks for companies and health workers.

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