Avana Personal Protection Mask
The Avana Protective Face Mask in the ComPel® fabric can act as the first level of defense for front line medical workers or those practicing social distancing during the coronavirus crisis. With our innovative contoured design, the Avana Protective Face Mask adapts to the topography of your face---giving you complete protection and full coverage of critically exposed areas such as your nose and mouth and fits perfectly across lateral sides of your cheeks while wrapping under your chin. Constructed with non-wicking fabrics, this mask is helpful in preventing droplets from the wearers’ mouth from entering the air.
The Avana Protective Face Mask is equipped with an internal 3-stage filtering system. The first filtration barrier uses ComPel® a synthetic patented microfilament calendared fabric that repels liquids and is also breathable. It meets AAMI PB70:2003; a standard for liquid barrier performance used in level-two healthcare PPE. The second filtration barrier of medical-grade polypropylene is completely breathable and provides moisture & bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) to 99.5% in accordance with ASTM F2101-07 for medical face masks. The third barrier is 100% cotton that functions as a soft-liner medium that helps to reduce pressure points and skin irritation during long-term wear.
The Avana Protective Face Mask features adjustable elastic ear loops, a flexible wire nose piece for a tight anti-fog seal of eye wear, and external ID points for personalization. The sophisticated construction makes these face masks breathable, washable, reusable, and protective; its use of lightweight fabrics makes it perfect for long-term wear.
Wearing a personal protection face mask can help stop the spread of being infected in two ways:
1) The non-porous barrier will repel moisture thereby blocking most airborne droplets filled with virus from being inhaled.
2) More importantly, if your hands come in contact with the virus the mask will prevent the wearer from touching their own mouths and noses.
Studies have shown that medical professional using surgical face masks correctly get 80% fewer infections than those who don’t.
It is important to note that the protection only comes when the masks are used properly. They must be put on clean, taken off carefully, and paired with rigorous hand washing, and the discipline not to touch the face.
* Masks are washable (hot water/low heat dry) and reusable.