They are biodegradable and washable, their filtration capacity is ten times that of certified FFP2 and ten times that of ordinary materials, and they can be used for several days. This new type of mask has been patented by the team of the Institute of Agricultural Technology, the French Institute of Food Technology and Bioinicia.
A group of the Advanced Scientific Research Council (CSIC) has developed a new material for filter On the basis of sanitary masks Nanofibers.
This new material developed by the research team Jose Maria Lagaron, From the Institute of Agricultural Chemistry and Food Technology (International Air Transport Association), and companies based on CSIC technology Bio Nicaea, Suitable for FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 sanitary and surgical masks.
This week, the first half of the masks produced with this filter material have entered the Spanish market, and in the next few weeks, they will also be sold in Germany and Latin America.These masks are biodegradable, Washable, Its filtering capacity is ten times that of the certified FFP2 and ten times that of ordinary materials, and it can be used for several days.
This new technology is the result of a project approved by the CSIC Global Health Platform and is the call of the Valencia Innovation Research System of Innovation, University, Science and Digital Society Department, as a response to the COVID pandemic. 19
Mask has Certification Europe has launched a special CPA FFP2 to solve the emergency situation caused by the interruption of trade of certain filter materials (mainly from China). They have passed DEKRA and APPLUS+ certification.
“Without the use of traditional technology, the level of FFP2 in the manufacturing industry is very complicated. As far as we know, only Bioinica can provide this kind of infrastructure nationwide and in other European countries to make this kind of mask”, La Kanon explained.
These masks can be used by the crowd for several days. They are also suitable for health professionals, airline personnel, and national security forces and agencies, in which case it is recommended to use one day a day.
These products can be purchased through Bioinicia SL (firstname.lastname@example.org), which is jointly owned by the company’s CSIC patent Technology, and a distribution network that provides goods for public institutions, pharmacies and supermarkets.
Quality manufacturer network
The plan is not intended to compete with existing mask manufacturers in the medium to long term, but to establish a network of high-quality manufacturers to serve filters or industrial machines. Compared with traditional technology, this technology has many advantages and is equally economical.
It is estimated that approximately 800,000 units will be produced in July, August and September, reaching 4 million units per month. Starting in October, it is expected to earn 11 million per week.
“Soon, several Spanish companies are expected to use this filter to put washable sanitary and surgical masks on the market. We will also enter into a distribution agreement with a large company that distributes in Latin America, Canada, and the United States. 2-4 million masks were sold between July and August,” Lagarón added.
The research team also developed a filter model Antibacterial agents Another biodegradable product will be available in September. Since then, all masks made of Bioincia filters (called PROVEIL) will be antibacterial by default.