Halal Industry

Malaysian firm eyes face masks and N95 respirator exports, awaiting JAKIM halal certification

A subsidiary of Malaysian firm Notion VTec is eyeing the export of its face masks and N95 respirator.

Notion Venture Sdn Bhd said in a bourse filing on July 30 that it became registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on July 27 for face masks for use by the general public and healthcare personnel.

The company also said it is submitting samples of its N95 respirator to an external laboratory. Results of the tests will be forwarded to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for approval. If approved, the company will be able to export its N95 respirator.

The company added that it is awaiting the outcome of its application for halal certification from JAKIM.

“Upon obtaining the certification from the JAKIM, the Company will then able to export the face masks to certain Islamic countries,” said Notion VTec.

Its 3-ply surgical face masks and medical N95 respirators will be marketed under the house brand Novid.

The company’s primary business lines are the design and manufacture of digital storage products, electronic braking system components, and electronic manufacturing services accessories.

Notion VTec made a net loss of 3.76 million ringgit ($0.887 million) for its second quarter ending March 31. It attributed the loss to lower revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In April it announced it would be entering the healthcare industry, specifically the production, sales and marketing of personal protective equipment as well as the production of components related to medical ventilators.

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