Manufacturing Face Masks & PPE

1 October 2020 Webinar

SGS’s webinar, in association with Medilink Midlands, will explain in simple terms the steps that manufacturers must take to place personal protective equipment (PPE) and face masks on the market.

The pandemic has led to exponential growth in PPE demand, with the market now projected to reach $85.72 billion (£67.87 billion) by 2026 according to Fortune Business Insights – a compound annual growth rate of 7.3%.

To take advantage of this lucrative market, many companies are pivoting to include PPE manufacturing in their products and services or expanding into new geographies, such as overseas manufacturers entering the UK market. Lancashire Textiles, for example, has switched from producing duvets, blankets, and towels to manufacturing face masks. 3D Folkes has been supplying NHS workers with 3D printed face shields.

However, new entrants to the market are finding themselves caught in a maze of requirements to have products certified to sell in the UK as PPE. These processes can be easily misunderstood – especially among the confusion and noise that the pandemic has created.

To help manufacturers understand the different types of PPE, and the testing and certification process, SGS experts Kevin Foy and Kelvin Shepherd will cover everything you need to know about getting your products placed on the market.

At the end of this one-hour session, attendees will have the opportunity to pose their questions. As part of a global network of PPE experts and accredited laboratories, both Kevin and Kelvin are well placed to advise on how you can ensure the compliance of your face masks and PPE products.

This webinar will help you to understand the steps you need to take and the timeframes involved to get your goods to market.

Your efforts can make a difference – we can help.


  • Introduction
  • What is PPE? – Types of face masks/coverings
  • Your route to market – Module B explained
  • Your route to market – Module C2 D explained
  • Ask the experts

To secure your free place click here