We saw the need for a better standard of face mask and went about the task of designing and sourcing an innovative product that offers the wearer comfort and protection whilst not compromising on the appearance.
The four-ply arrangement offers users a beneficial level of protection against airborne allergens, pathogens, pollen and dust particles that are larger than 0.3 microns in size, providing a minimum level of filtration of 94%.
This construction results in excellent breathability and offers significant comfort when worn. The ‘one size fits all’ solution is enabled via adjustable tabs on the ear loop straps, providing improved comfort and support.
The mask is enhanced with a unique layer featuring an advanced graphene material, Nanene™ by Versarien, the world's first Verified Graphene Producer, certified by the Graphene Council.
The Graphene Protective Face Masks have attained EN149:2001+A1:2009 - FFP2 RD standard.
What does “FFP2 RD” mean?
This FFP2 indicates that a filtering half mask (or half respirator) will prevent at least 94%* of all particles larger than 0.3 microns in size from passing through it when worn correctly with a proper fit.
The ‘R’ stands for Reusable. This means that when worn and handled with care and cleaned through the recommended care instructions, this mask is certified to be reusable with no loss of filtration**.
The ‘D’ stands for ‘Dolomite Clogging’ tested. This is the test method used to determine the usage life of particulate filters such as our FFP2-rated mask. If attained, this is an indicator that additional quality standards have been met, as the breathing resistance is rated highly allowing the mask to be comfortably worn over a long period of time.
These masks are CE-marked in accordance with the requirements of European Directive EU 2016-425.
*The different names and abbreviations of N95, KN95 or FFP2 face masks all similarly provide 94% filtration or more, the only difference is the intended market of accreditation.
**A maximum of 10 cleaning cycles can be performed on the mask, after which the mask should be disposed of and replaced.
What is Graphene?
Graphene, first isolated in 2004 by two researchers at The University of Manchester, has been hailed as “The wonder material that will revolutionise the future”. Graphene is the world’s thinnest and strongest material with remarkable electrical, thermal, optical properties. While being 200 times stronger than steel it can be flexed and stretched.
What is Nanene™?
Nanene™ is a high quality few layer graphene produced using a patented manufacturing method, Developed on the University of Manchester campus and then scaled up in a dedicated production facility. Nanene™ is a product that offers independently verified, real world application performance benefits.