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Razer shifts some production to face masks to fight Covid-19 *Updated*

By Ken Wong - on 19 Mar 2020, 4:45pm

Razer shifts some production to face masks to fight COVID-19

*Updated with information on the production lines on 24 April 2020*

Razer CEO Tan Min Liang said in a Facebook post that the company has spent the past few days converting some existing manufacturing lines to produce surgical masks to donate them to countries around the world.

Tan said that the company planned to donate up to one million masks to the authorities in different countries starting with Singapore where the Razer SEA HQ is located. He added that other global and regional offices would be reaching out to their respective governments and health authorities to see how their support and donations could be prioritised.

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Meeting the deadline

Within the initial 30 day timeframe Tan set out, Razer announced on 24 April that Singapore’s first fully automated mask production is now operational within 24 days of initiating the project. The mask line is fully automated and expected to have a manufacturing capacity of approximately 5 million masks per month and can be scaled up if required. The ‘Made in Singapore’ face masks by Razer are manufactured in an ISO 13485 certified controlled room environment and the masks produced will be certified according to local and international standards.


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