15 December 2020

Mask certification via new lab at UM institute AMIBM

Manufacturers of non-medical masks in the Netherlands have recently been required to meet certain standards if they want to receive a certification mark. The Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM), located on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus near Geleen, will be assessing masks on the basis of the new standards at a newly opened mask testing centre. Approved producers will receive a certification mark, which will enable shoppers to see immediately whether a mask offers sufficient protection, and also whether it is made of environmentally friendly materials or contains toxic substances.