NeedMask – You NEED or PRODUCE protective masks?

In recent days the request for medical masks and protective wear across Europe has risen due to the spread of COVID-19.

We want to help providing a connection between NEED and SUPPLY of protective wear, especially face masks.

Close up of woman’s eye wearing mask photo, source: Photo by Ani Kolleshi on Unsplash

That is why ITA reacts to the lack of protective masks and has created the “NeedMask” platform. A non-profit registry for sourcing protective masks in Europe. The aim is to connect those producing masks to those needing them. We are still looking for support from IT partners who want to scale-up the operation of the platform. Please contact Dr David Schmelzeisen, . Let us fight against the virus together and protect and support each other! Please find further information here:

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The core of the ITA Group is the research and teaching institution, the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, short ITA, The ITA Group is an international research and training service provider for fiber-based high-performance materials, textile semi-finished products and their manufacturing processes with about 400 employees.