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Face masks add to $100bn of trade between China and central and east Europe
It is well known that much of the personal protective equipment used in the fight against COVID-19 is manufactured in China. But that doesn't mean European countries don't play a role.
Czechia-based Respilon group designed a high-end face mask which uses nanofibers coated with copper oxide to provide a sustained protection from viruses. The masks are produced, and also sold, in China, from the company's base in the western city of Chengdu.