Canadian Manufacturing

Canadian companies form association to establish national standards for medical mask manufacturing

The Canadian Association of Medical Mask Manufacturers (CAMMM) will provide key insights and subject matter expertise to support the establishment of medical mask manufacturing standards in Canada.

April 13, 2021  by CM Staff

KELOWNA and WATERLOO — The Canadian Association of Medical Mask Manufacturers (CAMMM) was created with the intent of supporting government and industry in establishing standards and regulations for this newly formed Canadian industry.

CAMMM, founded by Breathe Medical Manufacturing Ltd. located in Kelowna, British Columbia and The Canadian Shield of Waterloo, Ontario, believes the trade association will play a key role in supporting Canada’s mask manufacturing industry. CAMMM’s group will help to communicate with legislators and regulators, as well as support new methodologies and technologies emerging in the industry.

The association has two main goals: 1) to help enhance the economic health of the medical mask manufacturing industry in Canada, and 2) to help build an established standards and regulatory system to protect Canadians.

CAMMM plans on working closely with the federal and provincial-territorial governments, health professionals, member companies, suppliers, and other stakeholders to deliver safe, accessible, innovative and sustainable medical masks for Canadians and export markets. Canadian companies, organizations, individuals, and suppliers within the industry are welcome and encouraged to join the association.

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Commenting on founding CAMMM, Jeremy Hedges, CEO of The Canadian Shield, said: “On behalf of The Canadian Shield and its employees and suppliers, we’re pleased to be joining Breathe Medical as a founding member of CAMMM, and we look forward to building a strong industry.”

Commenting on the founding of CAMMM, Robert Balazs, CAMMM’s Chairperson, said: “Our industry is growing rapidly, and leading companies such as The Canadian Shield, Breathe Medical Manufacturing Ltd. and others form the backbone of a secure and safe supply of protective equipment and masks for all Canadians.”

Over the coming months, CAMMM will work directly with key stakeholders and various levels of government to establish standards and regulations for the medical mask manufacturing industry.