The initiative is part of the work being carried out by the Department led by Reyes Maroto to promote the national manufacture of this type of product, responding to the numerous proposals from the industrial sectors interested in adapting their production processes to the manufacture of equipment for protection, as well as the requirements to be met
"The objective is twofold: On the one hand, to have a catalog of national industrial capacities that can increase the self-sufficiency of this type of product, essential for the provision of any type of activity, not only healthcare, and with industries anchored in the territory ", indicated the Secretary General for Industry and SMEs, Raül Blanco; "On the other hand, to reduce the country's exposure to the convulsions that the international markets for the sale of protective equipment are suffering, and may suffer in the future, as a consequence of emergency situations such as the current one.
The guides are available to companies interested in the website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism. They include information on the different types of masks, CE marking of filtering masks for protection against particles, manufacturing processes for surgical and hygienic masks, protective clothing, surgical gowns, protective glasses, face shields, gloves, applicable regulations and other aspects. , based on information from the General Secretariat for Industry and SMEs, the National Institute for Safety and Health at Work or AITEX.
Likewise, the web offers the possibility of subscribing to a service of publication alerts of new guides.