This is an important new development. A Portuguese clothing brand is selling a mask capable of ‘neutralising’ the Covid-19 virus, and so far the tests look positive!
This mask, which could supersede the FFP2 mask, is made by the Portuguese ready-to-wear brand Mo and the Adalberto company, which specialises in the development of innovative textiles. Tests indicate it could ‘deactivate’ the coronavirus.
99% of microbial traces eliminated
The MOxAd-Tech mask could be a major ally in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus. Developed in partnership with the Portuguese technological centre CITEVE and the University of Minho, it is the first of its kind to have been tested against the SARS-CoV-2 virus by the Institute of Molecular Medicine, explains the brand on its website.
Its designers wanted it to be able to ‘deactivate’ the virus. They have therefore designed it with three distinct layers, the first of which, the one closest to the skin, is ‘impregnated with the active principle which deactivates (...) 99% of the microbial activity.’
This feat is said to be due to the ‘innovative coating (which) neutralises the SARS-CoV-2 virus when it comes into contact with the material.’ Better still, the neutralising effect of the mask could last for up to 50 washes, according to the French General Directorate of Public Finance (DGE).
A more eco-friendly mask
The Portuguese brand wanted to sell a category 2 mask in line with environmental concerns. The manufacturer states that the production of MO x Ad-Tech masks is committed to minimising its ecological impact.
No harmful chemicals are used during the manufacturing process (...) The polymer used to improve the distribution of humidity and the drying process is biodegradable.
The mask is already available here; it costs £9 but is only available in one size.
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