Health Minister Carola Reimann visits innovative company
At the beginning of the corona crisis, JUTEC switched production to protective masks from one day to the next. Now the company is hoping for support with the medical approval of the masks.
BY FRANK JACOB
LOY - Lower Saxony's Minister of Health, Carola Reimann, obtained information from JUTEC about the production of protective masks. The company, which is a specialist in heat protection and is based in the industrial area at the motorway junction in Loy, reacted flexibly at the beginning of the Corona crisis and started sewing masks that can be used several times.
"We switched from one day to the next," said Jörn-Bo Hein from the management. The managing directors Axel and Stefan Jung as well as the SPD member of the state parliament Karin Logemann and mayor Lars Krause also took part in the meeting with the minister.
The managing directors drew attention to what they saw as a major problem. "We need help with the approval," said Axel Jung. In other countries, the masks from JUTEC would be medically approved and "here in Germany we are not getting anywhere", says the managing director.
Instead, with the support of the federal government, single-use waste is produced, added Stefan Jung, referring to the many single-use masks. Krause had also identified this as a problem. "You can already find these disposable masks en masse in the landscape," he said.
Health Minister Reimann asked the management to provide more specific information about the certificates that are involved in the case of the masks. She wants to keep looking for an exchange with the company.
The JUTEC masks would be particularly suitable with a view to the possible return of all students to schools after the summer vacation. “We have the complete solution for school classes,” said Jung. This includes, among other things, a lighter “summer mask” that makes it easier to breathe.
Meanwhile, Stefan Jung announced that JUTEC will shortly be launching another innovative product on the market. This is a protection for the batteries of e-bikes. Jutec also worked together with the fire brigades from Rastede and Oldenburg.