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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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MIGRATE PARTNERS WITH MAJOR VISUAL ARTISTS TO CREATE REVERSIBLE FACE MASKS FOR CHARITY


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Project will benefit the Refugee Community Kitchen by raising £10,000, which will supply 15,000 hot meals for the UK’s homeless.

Migrate Art, the art organization fundraising to support displaced and homeless people, has partnered with 10 major contemporary artists and illustrators to create limited editions of re-usable, reversible face masks.

Artists include the creative duo from FriendsWithYou, who have collaborated with Pharell Williams, J. Balvin and Alice + Olivia, as well as British artist Helen Beard, architecture and art polymath Richard Woods, and the king of doodling Jon Burgerman.

An initial set of five masks will be released on Monday June 1st, with a new design released every Monday at 11am for five concecutive weeks.

https://www.prfire.com/

The masks will be sold for £19.99, or as packs of five for £79.99, and be produced with, and support an independent business in the UK, with all profits benefitting Migrate’s charity partners, Refugee Community Kitchen, who have been feeding homeless people in the UK throughout lockdown The campaign aims to raise £10,000 which would allow Refugee Community Kitchen to provide 15,000 meals.

The masks will be available for pre-sale through the Migrate website from Monday June 1st at 11am.

“This pandemic and lockdown has had a serious effect on charity funding, which ultimately negatively impacts the lives of the most vulnerable people in our societies. Refugee Community Kitchen have continued to put themselves at risk and have been out on the streets every week to feed the UK’s homeless- they are some of the unsung heroes of this crisis. When we saw for-profit businesses start to pre-sell face mask designs, we saw an opportunity to raise money for a good cause, and create a beautiful, high quality product with some of our favourite artists. We want to offer a more morally- balanced alternative for people and to put some positivity out into the world during a challenging time”
– Simon Butler, founder, Migrate Art

“Despite the chaos and devastation of the COVID-19 crisis, Refugee Community Kitchen has continued to serve nourishing food to people in need at points throughout the UK. In London and Edinburgh, we are carefully preparing and serving hot meals every week. We also provide food to vulnerable individuals, families, food banks and other food outreach projects. We are deeply committed to addressing food poverty in Northern France and the UK and continue to adapt our systems and procedures in order to best be of service moving forward. We need your support as more and more people feel the crushing impact of COVID-19. The demand for our food service continues to increase as the government scheme to putthe homeless in hotels has ended and more people lose their incomes.”
– Refugee Community Kitchen

“We are always looking for ways to help our fellow human. We feel wearing a mask is the safe and considerate measure to containing this virus, and we wanted people to be able to spread good vibes to themselves and others with our Little Cloud pattern.”
– Sam Borkson, Friends With You art to aid

‘I’m delighted to be building my ‘brick wall’ masks for Migrate Art , I initially worked with them on their Multicolour project last year and have kept up to date with the amazing work they do helping those affected by the ongoing migration crisis’
– Richard Woods, artist

‘It’s a privilege to help, in some small way, an organization such as Refugee Community Kitchen, who have helped many many people and fed millions. Helping and supporting others in need is the positive good-kindof-infectious we should be spreading around these days.’

-Jon Burgerman, artist and illustrator

About Migrate Art:
Migrate Art has raised has raised over £175,000 for their charity partners, which has funded projects that offer food, shelter, education and psychological support to tens of thousands of displaced people in the UK, France, Greece and Iraq. They collaborated by over 30 of the world’s leading artists including Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, Shepard Fairey, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum and many more. Simon Butler founded Migrate Art in 2016 after first visiting the Calais Jungle refugee camp in Northern France, and was later joined by Ian Syer through their mutual desire to use art to improve lives. Simon had previously worked in a number of London’s most prominent contemporary art galleries, including Newport Street Gallery, White Cube and Lazarides, and Ian is the founder of www.myartbroker.com, one of the UK’s leading online art market places.

About Refugee Community Kitchen:
Refugee Community Kitchen serves hot, nourishing meals to displaced people in the UK and France, having supported almost 3 million people since December 2015. Refugee Community Kitchen have delivered almost 3 million meals to homeless and displaced people in the last four years. Their operation started in Calais, but they now feed people across Northern France, throughout the UK and also in parts of Belgium. Although they had to stop their operations in France due to the French lockdown, they re-focused all their energies to feeding people in the UK. During this time when we are all vulnerable, people living on the streets become even more vulnerable. RCK help these exposed people in the most direct way possible- by providing regularly hot meals for anyone that needs them.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Initial 5 masks,
Monday June 1st 11am:
Kai & Sunny (16.5k followers)@kaiandsunny
Helen Beard (90.8k followers)@helenbeardart
Jon Burgerman (115k followers)@jonburgerman
Miaz Brothers (8.4k followers)@miazbrothers
Richard Woods (10.2k followers)@richardwoodsstudio

Subsequent weekly mask releases (order TBC):
Camille Wahala (153k followers)@camillewahala
Friends With You (134k followers)@friendswithyou
Craig & Karl (68k followers)@craigandkarl
Mike Perry (96k followers)@mikeperrystudio
Philip Colbert (17.7k followers)@philipcolbert
Swoon (148k followers)@swoonstud

@migrateart / www.migrateart.com / #masksformeals / press@migrateart.com

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A NEW GENERATION OF FACE MASKS FROM SWITZERLAND

AVEVITTA Protect Triple Action Face Masks by SANKOM Switzerland

03.04.2020 Switzerland – SANKOM is excited to announce the global launch of Avevitta,
a triple action face mask that will protect adults and children from viruses as small as 0.3 micron in size, bacteria, dust, pollution, smoke and pollen.

SANKOM’s main goal has always been to develop a functional, high quality, durable products that are not only comfortable to use but also improve your health.

Most reusable face masks available today, only filter out particles that are 2.5 microns or larger.

And some of the most harmful particles are the smallest. Pollutants, bacteria, viruses and toxic smoke particles pass through PM 2.5 filters seamlessly, and end up directly in your lungs.

Avevitta Protect Face Masks use a filter that filters particles up to 10 times smaller.

The Avevitta filter capabilities are so fine, you can’t even see the filtration capabilities compared to a grain of sand.

“Our technology is designed to purify the air and thus protects not only elderly but also children and pregnant women with immunity which is more sensitive to viruses and pollution.” said Dr. Mazourik, the founder and developer of Avevitta Mask.

There are currently worldwide shortages of masks, and especially those at risk need solutions to protect themselves as best as possible.
“Hundreds of millions of disposable masks are being used every day, so we wanted to develop a solution that is efficient, but also reusable, durable and eco-conscious. “


The Avevitta mask is washable over 100 times without losing its shape or efficiency. It is made from a combination of natural patented high-quality, and eco-friendly fabric. We have also designed the packaging to be 100% recyclable to minimize our impact on the planet.

The replaceable filters in our masks have very high performance, and contain no toxic substances, and can be replaced every 2-4 weeks. The reusable mask also provides proven anti-bacterial protection.

Avevitta masks will be available in two models and two sizes. And will soon be available in a variety of colors and for children.

In the coming months, Avevitta Triple action Masks will be rolled out across Europe and the Middle East.
The Avevitta masks will be available in pharmacies, supermarkets, airports, kiosks, petrol stations, malls and hospitals.
If you would like to receive more information on the AvevittaProtect Triple Action Face Masks, please contact us
Media Contact Details

Kathy Mazourik, SANKOM SWITZERLAND

DELEMONT, Switzerland

+41797907577

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