DISPOSABLE FACE MASKS: HOW THEY WORK AND HOW TO USE THEM SAFELY
During the COVID-19 pandemic we are all learning all about disposable face masks. At Moss we did a deep dive into why they are designed the way they are, why they use the materials they use and most importantly—how they protect us.
Not surprisingly, there is a unique function for each layer in the 3-ply face mask.
- The outer layer is designed to resist fluids, protect the middle layer, and allow enough air to pass through so the user can breathe comfortably.
- The middle layer is where the magic occurs. This is the layer that traps bacteria and elements in the air to be sure that the air that flows through in either direction is safer.
- The inner layer is there to protect that middle layer from any friction and moisture coming from the wearer’s face. Moss’s U.S.A. made face masks have a specialized inner layer that is designed to absorb moisture, to ensure comfortable during extended wear.
This 3-layer system creates an effective mask that exceeds the requirements of a CDC approved face mask.
But guess what, none of that material science matters if the face mask doesn’t fit or is not worn correctly. When we developed our product, we reviewed the average sizes of adult facial features to be sure that the mask could expand to successfully cover the nose and mouth. We checked a range of dimensions to confirm the ear loops would be able to stretch over the ears with enough tension to stay in place. The size of ear loop, amount of stretch and rebound, and strength of the ultrasonic welds are all features that work together to create a high quality, comfortable product. The disposable face mask looks like a simple device, and yet its design and manufacturing are just as complex as our tension fabric structures and sensor driven interactive brand walls.
No matter what kind of CDC approved face mask you choose—be sure you follow these simple instructions for proper use. We print this infographic on every box as reminder. We built our business executing successful installations of every kind and install our masks with the same precision so that our staff, and community is as protected as possible.
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