Company comes up with reusable fabric face masks

The antiviral fabric masks protects its users while being breathable and reusable.

JOHOR BARU: With the infectious nature of the Covid-19 virus, personal protection equipment (PPE) like face mask, gloves and hand sanitiser are a must-have accessory for anyone leaving the home.

But surgical masks need to be disposed off often, while most fabric masks do not provide antiviral protection for the user.

A local company is offering a new product that it claims offers better protection for users.

Prolexus innovation and development manager Dr B Harintharavimal said its ProXmask90V antiviral fabric masks is a reusable face mask that ensures you remain safe during this pandemic.

“To proactively deal with challenges caused by the virus, Prolexus Bhd has expanded our product range into PPE through the launch of the ProXmask90V, ” he said.

He added that a good protective mask should come with excellent filtration, be water repellent, as well as have antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Dr Harintharavimal explained that being water repellent, the mask can prevent droplets carrying the virus from entering the respiratory system.

The ProXmask90V has excellent filtration, which traps and kills viruses and bacteria in its antiviral layer while still making the mask easy to breath in, he said.

He added that the mask is reusable and can be washed up to 20 times, which makes it better for the environment.

Dr Harintharavimal said Prolexus research and development department is currently working on an advanced version of the mask with improved ultrafiltration as well as other PPE products.

Currently, the ProXmask90V is marketed both locally and overseas and has received good response.

For details, contact the ProXmask hotline at 1700-81-8398 or email to — By JOHN BARRY

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