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HipSaver develops Droplet~Shield Mask

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Apr '20
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With air droplet transmission of microbes being a cause of concern, Massachusetts based HipSaver has developed a Droplet~Shield Mask using a proprietary hydrophobic (water-repelling) fabric that prevents droplets from penetrating the mask. With no chemical finish, the mask instead relies on the inherent proprietary polyester fibres. There is no cotton used.

Authorities and manufacturers advocate using cotton masks. However, "This is bad advice," states Ed Goodwin, founder, product develop and president of HipSaver. "Cotton is hydrophilic, acting like a magnet, pulling virus-loaded droplets right through the mask, onto one's face and into the nose and mouth."

To combat this problem, Goodwin developed the Droplet~Shield Mask using a proprietary hydrophobic (water-repelling) fabric that prevents droplets from penetrating the mask. The mask has no chemical finish and instead relies on the inherent proprietary polyester fibres in the mask.

It can be machine washed and dried hundreds of times or sanitised in hot water. The mask consists of two layers of water resistant (hydrophobic) material that repels airborne droplets (unlike hydrophilic cotton). Additional features include:

All fabric construction of the mask is totally machine wash/dry, over 200 times. Nose bridge insert moulds to the face and there is no eyeglass fogging. Its soft stretch band attaches behind the ears, with no abrasive cutting or hard contact surfaces. The mask, made up of 100 per cent polyester, does not use latex or chemical finishes. It is available in small and large sizes for a good fit, and in five colours.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)

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