3M says it has doubled its global output of N95 respirator masks during the coronavirus outbreak.
According to a statement on Friday, the company has doubled the output of respirators to a rate of 1.1 billion per year, or nearly 100 million per month.
3M is also increasing investments in the US on an effort to expand its global capacity by over 30 percent in the next 12 months.
Mike Roman, 3M chairman and chief executive officer, said the company is mobilizing resources and output to help US healthcare workers.
“This pandemic is affecting us all, and we are doing all we can to support public health and especially our first-responders and those impacted by this global health crisis,” Romans said.
According to the statement, the company is also receiving increasing reports of fraudulent and counterfeiting activities involving 3M.