FAQ



Why do face masks need antiviral treatment?

Bacteria and viruses, including coronavirus travel through infectious water droplets. The absence of antiviral feature in surgical masks and respirators such as N95, makes them susceptible to microbes to harbour in. Recent studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the COVID-19 infection, can survive on disposal masks for days. This poses a great infection risk, as the microorganisms can pass through, transfer to your hand, or some other surface. If the mask were able to destroy the virus and other pathogens powerfully and continuously upon contact, such risk would be mitigated.

How the ProXmask™ does protect against coronavirus?
ProXmask™ offers multi-layered protection to both the user as well as those around the user through its PROX™ antiviral textile technology. Click here for more details about the technology.

Does the use of the ProXmask™ prevent COVID-19?
The textiles treated with PROX™ antiviral technology that are incorporated into ProXmask™ has been scientifically tested to neutralize 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2. This protection is sustained through multiple washes when used as recommended. However, the use of ProXmask™ does not substitute the need for good personal hygiene as recommended by applicable health authorities. One should take note that infection may occur at instances, when the virus may enter the respiratory tract through other means such as cross contamination through the concerned person’s hand or when mask is not worn.

How much more effective is the ProXmask™ in protecting against coronavirus relative to a normal mask?
Apart from the excellent microfiltration capabilities on par with disposal masks in the market, ProXmask™ also offers additional protection by destroying >99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).

How safe is it to use a ProXmask™?
ProXmask™ has passed the flammability, carbon dioxide (CO2) content and breathing resistance test conducted at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Malaysia as per Europeans standards. A full biocompatibility testing, according to ISO 10993-1 was performed to exclude any potential safety issue. A human patch dermatological testing was similarly performed, which demonstrated a perfect skin compatibility. An extractable study under dynamic airflow conditions showed that absolutely no substance was released.

A full biocompatibility testing, according to ISO 10993-1 was performed to exclude any potential safety issue. A human patch dermatological testing was similarly performed, which demonstrated a perfect skin compatibility. An extractable study under dynamic airflow conditions showed that absolutely no substance was released.

Is the ProXmask™ certified?
Click here for more info in Test Report.