When we talk about Maresme region we always emphasize how well it is lived here, the undoubted delights that its climate, landscape, and gastronomy offers … However, the Maresme region is much more. It is innovation, it is economy.
A proof of this is in Vilassar de Mar, where the company Palens Barcelona SL, directed by Óscar Palencia, has become the first company to manufacture masks with one of the most advanced technologies in the world. Masks with a double filter of nano fibers and Meltblown that have been approved by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
These masks are made with less rigid fabrics than most of those found on the market and therefore are much more comfortable than the rest. They offer less resistance to breath, thanks to the low thickness of the assembly. By avoiding the accumulation of heat and humidity, these masks have a longer useful life. Not forget its great effectiveness against viruses and suspended particles.
Thanks of these advantages, it is not surprising that since June 2020 the Kings of Spain, Felipe and Leticia and the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, use FFP2 masks produced by Palens Barcelona SL, in Vilassar de Mar.
Since the use of the mask has become general, we have all seen masks thrown on the floor. For this reason, it is important highlight that these masks manufactured by Palens in Maresme are 100% biodegradable. The support is composed of materials derived from corn, by the fabric made with nano fibers of natural origin and the compostable filter. Some masks that go to the organic dust, and avoid plastic waste.
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Palens has manufactured more than 3.5 million units of its masks. Before the start of the pandemic, Palens business was wooden sunglasses and he had only five workers. When the crisis broke out, the company decided to make a bet and acquired a machine to produce masks. Since this summer 2020, they have been working seven days a week, 24 hours a day, and already have more than 100 workers.
Once again it is shown that Maresme is not only a wonderful place to live, but that it is also a place where innovation and competition is performed at the highest level.