Surgical masks and biodegradable bamboo masks: a combination that is 99.8% effective against coronavirus

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Laboratory tests have shown how the patented Körber Tissue Myfaceroll masks, worn together with surgical ones, increase the effectiveness and duration of protection.

Increasing the protective effectiveness of surgical masks by ensuring 99.8% bacterial filtration and a surface that is always clean on the outer side: this is what is achieved through the combined use of two masks, a "traditional" surgery and a biodegradable bamboo single-sheet, made with a Körber Tissue patent, which guarantees greater protection in the most crowded environments such as airports, transport vehicles, shopping malls, and school settings.

"We created Myfaceroll masks during lockdown for daily disposable use for situations where there are multiple people” - comments Enrico Zino, Marketing Director of the Körber Tissue Group – “Today, laboratory analyzes have shown that by wearing them together with the surgical type I masks that are normally worn, an important increase in bacterial filtration up to 99.8% is obtained, thus reducing exposure to external pathogens. A simple and effective solution especially for mobility such as travel, work, and moments of assembly, when it is essential to keep your mask clean ".

Myfaceroll is a Körber Tissue patent that was developed during the lockdown and that, with the converting machines (the same ones used to make rolls of toilet paper and kitchen towels) allows you to create up to 10,000 facial masks per minute, adaptable to the main "non-woven fabric” materials including a particular bamboo-based material that can be disposed of with organic waste.

Surgical masks are among the most used instrument to deal with the Covid-19 emergency as they have a high percentage of bacterial filtration. However when they are worn for a prolonged duration they are loaded with viruses and bacteria that could easily be transferred elsewhere if the wearer removes or touches them. The recent study, carried out by an independent laboratory, has shown that using a "double" mask, such as a single-sheet one in natural fiber in addition to the surgical one, is a simple but highly protective solution that guarantees extremely high 99.8% bacterial filtration (BFE ), higher than the limits prescribed by the standard both for type I medical masks (≥ 95%), and for type II and II R medical masks (≥ 98%).

Myfaceroll masks can be worn over or under your own personal protection and, in addition to increasing the filtering power, have the advantage of being "disposable" and completely compostable for greater respect for the environment.

Source: Körber Tissue