Vital Materials to double production of germanium-based infrared lenses to help combat coronavirus outbreak

China-based minor metals producer Vital Materials has started to double production of infrared lenses, the company told Fastmarkets.

Vital’s monthly production capacity of infrared lenses is more than 100,000 units of lenses and this will be doubled, with the company targeting 200,000 components by the end of the month.
Each lens contains between 10g and 500g of infrared germanium, depending on the size of the lens, Fastmarkets understands.

The increase in production comes after infrared thermometers, installed at airports, train stations and other public places across China, were recently included on a list of “key materials for epidemic control and prevention”...


Cristina Belda

March 11, 2020

03:48 GMT