UNBS certifies six (6) companies to produce non-medical facemasks

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified six (6) companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 29th May 2020.

This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical facemasks which could be harmful to their health, in the wake of COVID-19.

The certified companies include;

No. Holding Company Certified Products Product Brand Location
1 Lida Packaging Products Ltd Non medical face masks made from 100% polypropylene (Four layers) Lida Plot 185, Kampala – Jinja road, Mbalala
2 Southern range Nyanza Limited Non medical face masks made from a blend of  65% polyester and 35% Cotton (Two layers) Nytil Plot 35, Yusuf Lule Road-Jinja, Njeru, Buikwe District
3 Evergreen Safaries limited Non medical face masks made from a blend of 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton Ever green Mutundwe Nalumuye -Jomayi Estate
4 Jude color solutions Limited Non medical face masks made from a blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton (Two layers) Jcs Plot 6 Johnson street, Kampala
  5 Winfred Fashion designers Limited Non medical face masks made from a blend of 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton (Two layers) Ntinda Bukoto road , Plot 4090
6 Fine Spinners Limited Non medical face masks made from a 100%  Knitted Cotton (Two layers) Fine Spinners Knitted Plot 33A-41ASpring road, KiswaZone Bugolobi

UNBS is also giving out free non-medical facemask standards to aid certification of facemask manufacturers and mass production of non-medical facemasks that meet the national quality standards.

So far, 55 companies have applied for certification, thus, the number of companies certified to manufacture non-medical facemasks is expected to increase. UNBS will therefore issue updated lists periodically.

Wearing facemasks in public is to become mandatory for all Ugandans aged six (6) years and above as the COVID-19 lockdown is eased.

About UNBS

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body responsible for developing, promoting and enforcing standards in protection of public health and safety, and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products.

For more information, please contact:

Sylvia Kirabo,

Principal Public Relations Officer,

Uganda National Bureau of Standards,

Bweyogerere Industrial Park,

Plot 2 – 12, Kyaliwajala Road,

P.O Box 6329 Kampala, Uganda

Tel: 0703196903

E-mail: sylvia.kirabo@unbs.go.ug

Website: www.unbs.go.ug