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Making masks and such - in China

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Dave Z, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. aldo90731

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    I can tell China is coming back to normal because the bot calls in Chinese started this morning.
     
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  2. patfromigh

    patfromigh Well-Known Member

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    Availability = Obsolescence applies to ventilators as well as computers. There are a lot of engineers and technicians sitting on their butts because their jobs in medical technology went to China. They will build a better mousetrap just to get even. Also 3M has cranked up production of face masks here.
     
  3. 55Plaza

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    And probably like Chrysler's WWII production record, they'll make them for less than anyone else and simplify the production process as well ;)
     
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  4. DC-93

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    And test each one!!!
     
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  5. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    These can't come fast enough....
     
  6. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    there is tons of toilet paper from china on amazon.....I will not buy it.
     
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  7. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    I have read in the past that the vast majority of our toilet paper and other paper products comes from China. You have probably been buying it from them for years and will continue to do so.
     
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  8. page2171

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    Much of the name brand toilet paper (Charmin, Northern, Cottonelle) is made in Wisconsin. :cool:
     
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  9. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    So I HAD to go check... the Angel Soft TP we just bought is made in Atlanta. The Bounty paper towels are made in the USA (doesn’t say where) from materials both domestic and imported, and distributed from Cincinnati and Toronto, and the Scott TP is made in the USA (doesn’t say where) from materials domestic and imported, and distributed in Wisconsin.

    There you have it. Hot off the press. I think I may have to go use some of it...wait...did I just type that out loud? DOH!!
     
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  10. rmtodd

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    Charmin is made in multiple U.S. factories. Procter and Gamble just re-opened a closed Georgia paper line on two weeks notice.
    P&G largest U.S. factory making Charmin toilet paper cleared to stay open (at https://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2020/03/20/p-g-largest-u-s-factory-making-charmin-toilet-paper-cleared-stay-open/2884161001/ )
     
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  11. MJAB

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    Ventilators: Siare Engineering is a small italian company that is specialized in ventilators production.
    Some of its products are commecialized worldwide by GE Healthcare and Philips.
    The one FCA / Marelli / Ferrari is rumored could help ramp up production.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-ventilators-insigh/army-joins-the-production-line-as-ventilator-makers-scramble-to-meet-demand-idUSKBN2180JU

    They are selling the ventilators to italian goverment at cost, well under the pricelist.
     
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  12. Zagnut27

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    This is Allpar, I think “topics” might just be suggestions. :p
     
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  13. Doug D

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    And as Allpar tradition has it, we often go off on totally unrelated subjects not anywhere related the thread title. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Zagnut27

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    Yes, but think of all the wonderful (unrelated) things we’ve learned about over the years! It’s like the Encyclopedia Allparanica. :D
     
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  15. MJAB

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    FCA production of surgical masks started in April in China at Comau plant.
    The production is now three million surgical masks per month since they installed two production lines.
    After first ten days of production the total of masks manufactured was over one million.

    More than 200k masks were donated to India, than will arrive the ones for China, U.S.A., then Indonesia, Philippines and Australia.

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    In the link hereafter there is also a video of production at Comau plant.
    source (in italian, didn't found original media publication): Quattroruote - Gruppo FCA - Triplicata la produzione di mascherine in Cina - VIDEO (at https://www.quattroruote.it/news/industria-finanza/2020/05/08/gruppo_fca_triplicata_la_produzione_di_mascherine_in_cina.html )
     
  16. MJAB

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    FCA and Luxottica will host surgical masks production lines.
    FCA will host production lines in two of its italian plants.

    A total of 25 machines will be installed, they are new design, easy installation, high capacity machines manufactured by Fameccanica that were developed in these months. Packaging lines will be delivered by IMA.
     
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  17. MJAB

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    Partnering for Ventilator Production in Italy
    FCA Further Expands Coronavirus Related Relief Actions | FCA Group (at https://www.fcagroup.com/en-us/media_center/insights/pages/fca_coronavirus_relief_actions.aspx )

    About 20 FCA employees started to manufacture electrovalves in a FCA plant for italian Siare Engineering ventilators manufacturer. Additional 25 specialized technitians were sent by italian army at Siare plant.
    FCA also helped Siare to reorganize all production in order to reduce manufacturing time, and with logistics.
    Also Ferrari and Lamborghini were involved.

    Since the production efficiency went up more than expected, the orders for Italy will be fulfilled before extimated time. New prodution wil ltarget U.S.A., Mexico and Brazil.

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