Jute Cellulose-based PPE

Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation (BJMC)

PPE materials made from biodegradable polymer processed from jute leaves.

Courtesy of WHO Compendium 2021

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Product description Brand name and product description

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.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

The manufacturers plan to distribute their product in Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

None, as of 2020

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Reusable PPE made from paper and plastics

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Healthcare professionals and individuals who wear PPE in public spaces.

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