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Air Queen UK launches nanofibre facemask, the AirBon, to provide maximum protection to children


London, 26 August 2020. With children in England back to school next week (and already back in other UK nations), and with government advice shifting towards encouraging more children to wear facemasks, Air Queen UK is today making available the new “AirBon” facemask, specially sized for children.

The World Health Organisation recommends that children aged twelve and over should wear a mask under the same conditions as adults, especially where they cannot guarantee at least a one metre social distance. This recommendation has now been adopted by the UK government with respect to schools, and in response Air Queen UK is now supplying the specially sized AirBon facemasks for children.

TopTec, the South Korean manufacturer of the AirBons, recognised the challenges faced by parents seeking to adequately protect their children, in particular that many children are using masks sized for adults, compromising the quality of the fit; or using 3-ply masks with vastly inferior comfort and filtration efficiency. TopTec took their FDA-approved surgical respirator with nano-filter technology (the “Air Queen”) and re-designed it to fit the smaller faces of children.

The new AirBon masks deploy the same uncompromising filter and manufacturing technology as in the popular adult-sized Air Queen masks. Air Queen masks are N95 equivalent (FDA 510k approved) surgical respirators designed and approved for use by operating room personnel during surgical procedures, protecting both the wearer and others.

While the AirBon masks are clearly not designed for use in operating theatres, they use identical filtration and ergonomic face-fit features as the larger Air Queen masks. Parents can therefore take some comfort that their children are using the same protective technology to help prevent their kids from contact with Covid-19 and other harmful contaminants.

As schools re-open children are beginning to interact on a more regular basis and to help parents navigate the potential risks of their children contracting or spreading Covid-19, the AirBon is now available from www.air-queen.co.uk priced from £2 per mask.

More details about both the AirBon and Air Queen facemasks can be found at www.air-queen.co.uk.

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BreezoMeter Works with Siemens to Improve Indoor Air Quality


https://www.prfire.com/Haifa, Israel – July 23, 2020 – BreezoMeter is excited to announce a cooperation with Siemens Smart Infrastructure, the global leader that intelligently connects energy systems, building technology and industries. The companies are working on a use case to determine the optimal time to refresh air in a building based on external air quality data.

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can now leverage BreezoMeter’s hyperlocal and real-time air quality data to deliver IoT and ‘air-as-a-service’ solutions. The company will do so together with Siemens’ Climatix IC, the intelligent remote monitoring and fault diagnostics solution. Siemen’s new solution enables traditionally hard-ware only suppliers to become service providers to further optimize indoor air quality, in response to outdoor conditions. The combined offering will be available at a far lower cost than developing solutions in-house.

Outdoor air-quality is key to identifying when to refresh indoor air using natural ventilation, enabling automated and consistent high levels of air quality. These data insights also empower predictive maintenance by foreseeing the optimum time to change an air handling unit filter, which purifies the air from allergens, particles and other impurities. They also enable the comparison between outdoor and indoor pollution levels to prove the filter’s efficiency.

“BreezoMeter’s real-time air quality and weather data enable HVAC professionals leveraging our cloud-based software to make informed and automated decisions for buildings. The benefits are reduced maintenance costs, increased filter efficiency as well as improved facility management through intelligent air control, all leading to higher workplace productivity,” said Henning Sandfort, CEO of Building Products at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “OEMs can also experience greater compliance with indoor air quality regulations, thanks to data on outdoor pollution levels available within the digital system.”

“The new cooperation with Siemens underlines BreezoMeter’s continued success in the smart home industry and the preferred choice among enterprise giants due to our high level of accuracy and resolution,” said Ran Korber, Founder & CEO at BreezoMeter.

As part of Siemens’ remote monitoring and intelligent diagnostics solution for OEMs, Climatix IC can easily integrate BreezoMeter’s outdoor air quality insights to enhance AI-driven decision making for HVAC professionals for added value and access to digital transformation capabilities.

About Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. SI creates environments that care. Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and has around 72,000 employees worldwide.

About Breezometer
BreezoMeter, the world leader in location-based, real-time air quality, pollen, and fire data, addresses air pollution in a way that can help billions of people worldwide improve their health. Combining data from many sources, the BreezoMeter APIs easily integrate into products relating to healthcare, smart home, air purification, automotive, lifestyle, cosmetics, and more. The free Android and iOS apps are available to everyone, helping people around the world make informed decisions by understanding what’s in the air they breathe.

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Innovative air disinfection units designed to improve safety in indoor work environments

Seldex promises improved indoor air quality with the Novaerus air disinfection system, tested against multiple viruses and bacteria including SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.

LONDON, UK; 2 July 2020 – As the world struggles to navigate back to some kind of normality amid the Covid-19 pandemic, we are turning to innovation to help us solve some of the most pressing concerns around safety at home and in workplaces.

Indoor spaces are a particular concern, being 10 times more polluted than outside air and making anywhere people gather inside, a potential risk of rapid airborne infection.

Ground-breaking technology that can clean the very air we breathe, is proving to have limitless applications in the wake of Covid-19. Originally designed for use in medical environments, the Novaerus air dis-infection system is now being pioneered in spaces from offices to retailers, restaurants, care homes and schools to aid in protecting workers and clientele from airborne pathogens.

Novaerus is an ultra-low energy, plasma technology for air disinfection and is safe to use around even the most vulnerable, continuously, 24 hours a day.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has been a life changing event for everyone and has impacted every aspect of daily life. The reality is that airborne pathogens like Coronavirus cannot be dealt with by simply surface cleaning and hand sanitizing.  Air quality needs to also be addressed if people working and interacting in indoor spaces are to be protected,” explains Sam Allcock, Marketing Manager of Seldex,

Seldex is dedicated to providing cutting edge technology in the pursuit of improving the quality of indoor air for everyone. The company has partnered with Novaerus, who developed the technology in Ireland and have completed testing in some of the world’s leading laboratories.

In independent laboratory studies Novaerus products have been shown to safely and effectively reduce bacteria, viruses, allergens, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter. Some of the viruses and bacteria tested against the Novaerus systems include; SARS, measles, Influenza A, tuberculosis and several strains of Staphylococcus.

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In the case of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, the NV1050 unit was shown to reduce MS2 bacteriophage by 99.99% in 15 minutes.

Seldex supply a range of Novaerus units to suit all indoor spaces (buildings or vehicles) which are portable, simple to use, low-maintenance and highly effective for rapid or continuous infection control, odour mitigation and particle reduction.

“Novaerus plasma technology is powerful, yet gentle. With no harmful by-products, it is safe for use around even the most vulnerable,” says Sam Allcock, “We are pleased that the wider application of these products is now being realised, particularly in the fight against Covid 19 and we hope that by supplying these products, we can play our part in helping to keep more UK citizens get back to work safely.

For further information & PR enquiries, please contact:

Seldex Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 330 2235 320
Email: sales@seldex.co.uk
http://www.seldex.co.uk

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Air Queen moves to supply its surgical-grade nano fibre face masks in the United Kingdom


Since the onset of the Covid-19 global pandemic, the world has faced a constrained supply of high quality so-called ‘N95’ face masks. The term N95 refers to a filtration of at least 95% of airborne particles of a certain size, and it is widely considered the gold standard of face coverings to protect individuals against harmful pathogens and other contaminants.

With the broad relaxation of UK quarantine rules this weekend, there is an increased demand for face masks and face coverings which meet the twin requirements of being comfortable for all-day use, and being an effective pathogen barrier. Face coverings are already compulsory on UK public transport and they are expected to become ubiquitous, particularly in public places where social distancing cannot be maintained.

The effectiveness of the common disposable three-ply electrostatic masks falls over time as they absorb exhaled moisture, and become heavier and uncomfortable as a result. Leading South Korean manufacturer Toptec has developed the Air Queen masks using an ultra-lightweight ‘nano fibre’ material which suffers none of these problems.

The Air Queen nano masks provide extreme protection (in excess of 96% particle filtration) while simultaneously allowing for advanced breathability and comfort. Its advanced ergonomic design is not compromised by ethanol cleaning products and so the masks can be reused, a beneficial cost-saving feature. Compared to peer group manufacturers such as 3M, the Air Queen represents a quantum leap in technology and effectiveness as well as filtration and air flow. Each mask weighs less than four grams, less than a sheet of paper. The Air Queen is sized to fit adults; a model specifically for children will be available in the UK within weeks.

Air Queen has been selling its products successfully in the United States to retail and wholesale buyers including hospitals, state governments, labour unions, retail chains and e-commerce buyers, and is now rolling out its supply capability to Europe and the United Kingdom. For more information, or to place an order, visit www.air-queen.co.uk

About Air Queen FDA approval and European CE mark

The Air Queen mask is a FDA 510k approved surgical respirator (K172500) with a use indication as follows: “to be worn by operating room personnel during surgical procedures to protect both the surgical patient and the operating room personnel from transfer of microorganism, body fluids and particulate materials.” Therefore the mask provides the maximum protection while being used even in day-to-day activities. The Air Queen mask is not NIOSH-approved because of its ear loop design, however independent research carried out by Nelson Labs confirms that the Air Queen masks provide particle protection and air flow beyond the level afforded by N95 rated products. Wearers of nano fibre surgical masks, specifically Air Queen products, were found to have lower heart rates, lower micro-environment and skin surface temperatures than subjects who wore standard N95 masks while performing similar tasks. In Europe, the Air Queen nano masks are CE marked (EN:149:2001 + A1:2009) as an FFP2 NR mask.

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