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IIT Kanpur-backed start-up to double production of indigenous N95 face mask

Currently, Espin Nanotech is producing nearly 30,000 face masks a day from its production unit spread over 4,000 sq ft space inside the IIT Kanpur campus

modi, ram temple, babri masjid
Modi had worn the ‘Swasa’ mask during ‘bhoomi pujan’ of Lord Ram temple in Ayodhya

Kanpur-based Espin Nanotech Private Limited, a start-up incubated at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, is planning to more than double its face mask manufacturing capacity to 70,000 pieces a day. The enterprise hogged the limelight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen wearing its indigenously developed N95 face mask ‘Swasa’ during the ‘bhoomi pujan’ of Lord Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5 (Wednesday). Currently, Espin Nanotech is producing nearly 30,000 face masks a day from its production unit spread over 4,000 sq ft space ...