UNBS certifies four (4) more companies to produce Non-Medical Facemasks

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified four (4) more companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 2nd June 2020, bringing the total number of certified non-medical facemasks manufactures to ten (10).

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 updated list of certified companies includes;

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
       7 Beier Safety and Security Limited Non medical face masks made from a blend of  65% polyester and 35% Cotton (Two layers) Plot 71 Nkurumah Road, Sal Building
       8 Graphic systems (U) Ltd Non medical face masks made from a blend of  65% polyester and 35% Cotton (Two layers) Plot 8 Buvuma road, Luzira
       9 Unique Uniform Manufacturer Ltd Non medical face masks made from a blend of  65% polyester and 35% Cotton (Two layers) Uganda House
     10 Sigma Knitting Industries Limited Non medical face masks made from a blend of  65% polyester and 35% Cotton (Two layers) Sigma Plot 6, Kimaka Industrial Area

So far, over 60 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.

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