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Q-Mark Certification for First Batch of 5 Hong Kong-made Face Masks Set to Increase Consumers’ Confidence

Q-Mark Certification for First Batch of 5 Hong Kong-made Face Masks Set to Increase Consumers’ Confidence

Hong Kong Q-Mark Council (“Q-Mark Council”) of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (“FHKI”) today (25 May 2020) awarded Q-Mark licences to 5 locally produced face masks. They are the first batch of face masks made by commercial organisations to be given Q-Mark certification. The certification serves to confirm these face masks have attained specific standards and is expected to increase consumers’ confidence as they purchase face masks to fight the epidemic.

The 5 Q-Mark licensees are: Sinopharm Tech Holdings Ltd, SDL Skin (Asia) Ltd, Ming Fai Enterprise International Co Ltd, International Resources (China) Group Ltd, and CareHK Ltd. The 5 face masks manufactured by these 5 licencees respectively have been confirmed by Q-Mark Council that they meet a number of standards in terms of fluid penetration, bacterial filtration efficiency, differential pressure, flammability and hygiene. Q-Mark Council has also sent an auditor to inspect their factories to ensure the quality of the production process. Besides, regular factory assessments and product tests will be conducted to ensure the consistent quality of the face masks.

“Q-Mark has taken root in Hong Kong people’s heart and is a symbol of assurance to consumers. We are glad to see a number of local commercial organisations getting the Q-Mark certification. We welcome any interested face mask manufacturers to apply for the certification so as to provide more choices for the public. The fact that all 5 face masks are made in Hong Kong has demonstrated the importance of local industries. We hope this will help boost the future of reindustrialisation in Hong Kong,” said FHKI Chairman Dr Daniel Yip.

Q-Mark Council Vice-Chairman Mr Sunny Tan pointed out, “Currently there are numerous brands of face masks in the market, whose standards are not labelled consistently. Consumers also find it difficult to verify the accuracy of the labelled information and hesitate to make a purchase decision. The Q-Mark label on the packaging of certified face masks will help people distinguish them from other brands, and is certain to enhance their confidence.”

Some of the 5 certified face masks are already available in the market. A few applications for the Q-Mark certification are in the pipeline. The Hong Kong Q-Mark Schemes have been launched for 42 years since 1978. Q-Mark Council, through its various Q-Mark certification schemes, strives to continuously enhance the quality of products, services and environmental performance. It issues more than 2,000 Q-Mark certifications each year, covering various aspects of our daily life.

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