New York (The Verge) — Sharp will use a TV factory to mass-produce face masks theverge.com/2020/3/1/21160….
Sharp plans to start making face masks at one of its factories in Japan in response to growing demand sparked by the coronavirus outbreak. The plant, in Kameyama, Mie prefecture, is usually used for mass-producing large LCD panels for TVs.
Sharp will make 150,000 masks a day by the end of this month, rising to as much as 500,000 a day. The facility is said to be well-suited for mask production because of the essential high standards of cleanliness. Sharp, which is owned by Foxconn, reportedly hasn’t yet settled on pricing or distribution plans for the masks. — Sam Byford/@verge