3M Has Doubled Global Production of Its N95 Respirators

The CDC still doesn't recommend the masks for public use

Pile of N95 respirators
Minnesota-based 3M currently produces more than 400 million N95 respirators in the U.S. per year. Getty Images

With hospitals across the country in desperate need of protective gear to prevent healthcare workers from contracting the novel coronavirus, industry heavyweight 3M has doubled its global production of N95 respirators to more than 1.1 billion per year.

@hiebertpaul paul.hiebert@adweek.com Paul Hiebert is a CPG reporter at Adweek, where he focuses on data-driven stories that help illustrate changes in consumer behavior and sentiment.