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Silvertek makes Polygiene ViralOff-treated NanoFit masks

Oct '20
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Polygiene has partnered with health company, Silvertek, who have taken their mask design and quality a step further with FDA-listing for their NanoFit Masks with Polygiene ViralOff antimicrobial technology. ViralOff can reduce 99 per cent of germs within two hours on the mask itself. Polygiene is a leader in stays fresh and odour control technologies.

It is a tested and certified technology per the global standard of ISO18184:2019 against SARS-CoV-2, H3N2, and H1N1. Months prior to the pandemic, SilverTek was already developing an advanced face mask with their FDA-registered manufacturer. Registration and listing provide the FDA with the location of medical device establishments and the devices manufactured there. Knowing where devices are made increases the nation’s ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

Unlike most masks on the market, which are being manufactured under emergency use authorisations and with little thought to design, SilverTek had the benefit of time and experience to craft their proprietary FDA-listed mask for optimal comfort and breathability. For example, SilverTek discovered early in their mask development that exhalation valves were an unsafe component of mask wear due to their release of the wearer’s unfiltered exhale. For this reason, airlines, many public school districts, and entire regions such as the California Bay Area are now banning masks with valves. While other companies scramble to adjust their mask designs to this, and other standards, SilverTek continues to lead the way in their understanding of proper mask design and consumer trust.

”We wanted to find the best antimicrobial treatment for our NanoFit mask and evaluated numerous companies in the process. We were looking for a partner we could trust - who was environmentally friendly, wellness-conscious, and an established player in the field of antimicrobial technologies. We are glad to have selected Polygiene and have ViralOff protect our NanoFit masks,” Silvertek president Ji-mei Ma said in a Polygiene press release.

“We are excited that ViralOff adds value to a FDA-listed textile mask. In addition to the high antimicrobial performance, these masks will also need less washing and will therefore last longer, which is good for the user and the environment,” Ulrika Björk CEO Polygiene said.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

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