Polypropylene: The Material Now Recommended for COVID-19 Mask Filters

The masks we wear to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are always evolving. Today, health experts recommend adding a third layer to cloth face masks, and non-woven polypropylene fabric is the material of choice for this new layer.

What is Polypropylene? 

There’s a reason that polypropylene is now the go-to material recommended for use in COVID-19 mask filters. Polypropylene is a thermo-plastic polymer that is used in a variety of different objects, some of which being masks. There are different types of polypropylene with a versatile amount of uses. The one best used for masks to help maximize filtration is industry-grade spunbond polypropylene.

Why is it recommended for mask-use?

The polypropylene material is used in surgical masks and N95 masks around the globe, and the reason being is that the fabric actually acts as a filter - some of which are specifically tailored for medical use. The benefit to us is that in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we can confidently wear our mask knowing there is an extra piece of security in our mask; the filter. 

Where can I get it?

As a local leading industry provider in Edmonton, AB - we strive to provide our clients with the best quality personal protective equipment there is on the market. Our dedication to serving our customers to the best of our ability is one of the reasons why we have successfully grown to where we are at today. All of the manufacturers we work with are accredited and certified by Health Canada, FDA, CE, and ISO 13485:2016 (Standard of Medical Devices).  

Our products are ordered personally by one of our professional team members who screens and test before offering to the public. The masks we offer all have an added layer of filtration to ensure maximum protection for you and your loved ones. Our variety ranges from 3-Ply Level 1 Disposables and KN95’s to FFP2 Certified Particulate Respirator Face Masks and everything in between!

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