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China's mask boom takes raw materials away from nappy makers

Lucrative mask business hits supply chain for production of other hygiene products


CHINA'S ramp-up of mask production to counter the coronavirus outbreak has claimed unlikely victims - nappies, wet wipes and sanitary towels that are made with the same raw materials.

Manufacturers say textiles such as non-woven fabric have been in short supply from being...

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