How does it work?2021-08-27T05:48:37-04:00
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BFE > 98% for > 0.3um

PFE > 98% for > 0.3um

SPLASH RESISTANCE

SUPER BREATHABLE

5 LAYER PARTICLE FILTERATION

CAN BE USED 10 TIMES

HOW DOES IT

Work?

The Rethink Reusable Surgical Mask Filter is made from incredibly small nanofibers to form a nanoscopic net that physically catches and blocks particles in the air.

Single-use surgical masks are made from material that is electrostatically charged. This charge attracts particles, thereby pulling them from the air.

HOW DOES IT

Work?

The Rethink Reusable Surgical Mask Filter is made from incredibly small nanofibers to form a nanoscopic net that physically catches and blocks particles in the air.

Single-use surgical masks are made from material that is electrostatically charged. This charge attracts particles, thereby pulling them from the air.

DISINFECTION

When disinfected, the static surface charge is diminished, which reduces its ability to pull particles out of the air.

When disinfected, the static surface charge is diminished, which reduces its ability to pull particles out of the air.

DISINFECTION

When disinfected, the fiber structure remains intact, thereby maintaining its ability to catch particles and filter the air.

When disinfected, the static surface charge is diminished, which reduces its ability to pull particles out of the air.

REUSABILITY

This means that the protection is maintained and the filter can be used multiple times.

For this reason, these masks can only be used once.

REUSABILITY

This means that the protection is maintained and the filter can be used multiple times.

For this reason, these masks can only be used once.

FAQ’s ON FILTERS

So, I can save money on logistics?2020-11-27T04:41:58-05:00

In Addition to improved safety and convenience, reusable masks provide additional benefits such as:

  • The number of masks that need to be sourced is reduced by 90%, since every filter replaces 9 out of 10 single-use masks.
  • The reduced volume of masks simplifies the logistics of getting them to their intended users.

  • Each nanofiber filter avoids the use of 9 single-use masks, thereby drastically reducing the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of.

  • The nanofiber filters and compatible masks can be disinfected at home by submerging in boiling hot water, so no special equipment or additional chemical disinfectants are needed.
Can the filters be used in any mask?2021-03-26T04:31:28-04:00

Yes, Rethink Reusable Surgical Mask Filters can be used in any compatible face mask with a suitable filter pocket.

The Rethink cloth mask is designed with a filter pocket that works very well with the Rethink Reusable Surgical Mask Filter. The filters can be bought separately.

Can the filter be re-used?2021-03-26T04:32:49-04:00

After the initial use, the Rethink Reusable Surgical Mask Filter can be disinfected with boiling hot water and reused 9 times. This is a significant differentiator from the filter media used in traditional single-use masks. Numerous systematic studies* on the extended use, re-use, or reprocessing of single-use medical masks have shown that extended use and re-use of single-use medical masks leads to diminished performance.

*Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. “Extended use or re-use of single-use surgical masks and filtering facepiece respirators: A rapid evidence review.

Filter specifications?2020-11-26T15:32:47-05:00

The nanofiber filter layer ensures that the mask has a particle (PFE) and bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) greater than 95%, whilst keeping the breathability very high (< 40 Pa/cm²), in line with European standard EN 14683.

What does the filter consist of?2020-11-26T15:33:55-05:00

It consists of a filtering layer of tiny PVDF nanofibers with diameters smaller than 155 nanometers. This layer is created through a process called electrospinning with SNC’s patented high-throughput ball-electrospinning technology (SNC BEST®).

FAQ’s ON MASKS

Why are single-use masks bad for the environment?2020-11-27T04:40:39-05:00

It is estimated that 129 billion* single-use face masks are being used per month in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. This mind-boggling volume of single-use masks poses an extraordinary risk to the environment. Landfills and oceans already bear evidence of the crisis on hand.

Can I wash the mask?2020-11-26T16:43:05-05:00

The cloth masks are machine washable and can be disinfected with boiling hot water. The cloth masks are made from a durable polyester warp knit fabric which is quick-drying, to ensure the user can continue to use the mask soon after washing.

Does the mask have a nose piece?2020-11-27T05:56:53-05:00

The Rethink compatible cloth mask designs have a wire nose piece to ensure optimal conformance to the wearer’s face and have been extensively field-tested and refined to ensure maximum user comfort.

Optional fabric finishes?2020-11-26T14:33:43-05:00

Masks also come with optional fabric finishes for water repellency, flame retardancy, and antiviral and antibacterial activity.

Does the mask come with ear loops or ties?2020-11-26T14:35:21-05:00

Different mask designs, using ear loops or ties, and different sizes, ensure that masks can be selected for different face shapes and use scenarios.

FAQ’s ON FILTERS

So, I can save money on logistics?2020-11-27T04:41:58-05:00

In Addition to improved safety and convenience, reusable masks provide additional benefits such as:

  • The number of masks that need to be sourced is reduced by 90%, since every filter replaces 9 out of 10 single-use masks.
  • The reduced volume of masks simplifies the logistics of getting them to their intended users.

  • Each nanofiber filter avoids the use of 9 single-use masks, thereby drastically reducing the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of.

  • The nanofiber filters and compatible masks can be disinfected at home by submerging in boiling hot water, so no special equipment or additional chemical disinfectants are needed.
Can the filters be used in any mask?2021-03-26T04:31:28-04:00

Yes, Rethink Reusable Surgical Mask Filters can be used in any compatible face mask with a suitable filter pocket.

The Rethink cloth mask is designed with a filter pocket that works very well with the Rethink Reusable Surgical Mask Filter. The filters can be bought separately.

Can the filter be re-used?2021-03-26T04:32:49-04:00

After the initial use, the Rethink Reusable Surgical Mask Filter can be disinfected with boiling hot water and reused 9 times. This is a significant differentiator from the filter media used in traditional single-use masks. Numerous systematic studies* on the extended use, re-use, or reprocessing of single-use medical masks have shown that extended use and re-use of single-use medical masks leads to diminished performance.

*Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. “Extended use or re-use of single-use surgical masks and filtering facepiece respirators: A rapid evidence review.

Filter specifications?2020-11-26T15:32:47-05:00

The nanofiber filter layer ensures that the mask has a particle (PFE) and bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) greater than 95%, whilst keeping the breathability very high (< 40 Pa/cm²), in line with European standard EN 14683.

What does the filter consist of?2020-11-26T15:33:55-05:00

It consists of a filtering layer of tiny PVDF nanofibers with diameters smaller than 155 nanometers. This layer is created through a process called electrospinning with SNC’s patented high-throughput ball-electrospinning technology (SNC BEST®).

FAQ’s ON MASKS

Why are single-use masks bad for the environment?2020-11-27T04:40:39-05:00

It is estimated that 129 billion* single-use face masks are being used per month in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. This mind-boggling volume of single-use masks poses an extraordinary risk to the environment. Landfills and oceans already bear evidence of the crisis on hand.

Can I wash the mask?2020-11-26T16:43:05-05:00

The cloth masks are machine washable and can be disinfected with boiling hot water. The cloth masks are made from a durable polyester warp knit fabric which is quick-drying, to ensure the user can continue to use the mask soon after washing.

Does the mask have a nose piece?2020-11-27T05:56:53-05:00

The Rethink compatible cloth mask designs have a wire nose piece to ensure optimal conformance to the wearer’s face and have been extensively field-tested and refined to ensure maximum user comfort.

Optional fabric finishes?2020-11-26T14:33:43-05:00

Masks also come with optional fabric finishes for water repellency, flame retardancy, and antiviral and antibacterial activity.

Does the mask come with ear loops or ties?2020-11-26T14:35:21-05:00

Different mask designs, using ear loops or ties, and different sizes, ensure that masks can be selected for different face shapes and use scenarios.

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