Jute Cellulose-based PPE
Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation (BJMC)
PPE materials made from biodegradable polymer processed from jute leaves.
The Jute cellulose-based PPE is a prototype material for masks and protective garments made from jute, which is a leafy plant native to Bangladesh. The material is comprised of cellulose, creating a liquid- and air-proof material that is designed to be biodegradable after use.
The technology is patented by Dr. Mubarak Ahmad Khan and was trademarked by the Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation in 2017 but is still undergoing testing.
This product was selected for inclusion in WHO’s 2021 Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies for Low‐Resource Settings.
The manufacturers plan to distribute their product in Africa, Europe, and Asia.
None, as of 2020
Reusable PPE made from paper and plastics
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Healthcare professionals and individuals who wear PPE in public spaces.
Shelf life expectancy is 0-2 years
This product is designed to be “water and air-proof”
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