Colan PAM re-usable antiviral cloth mask

Monday, 17 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Colan Australia

Colan Australia has launched a range of cloth masks using inherent antiviral fabrics. The Colan PAM masks are made using Metis PCA fibre, proven to inactivate SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, and has been given TGA approval as a Class 1 medical device. The antiviral effect of the fibre used to make the masks was tested by NATA accredited clinical trial specialty laboratory 360biolabs. Results showed inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 after three hours of contact with the fibre.

Colan has incorporated varying types and weights of Metis PCA-based fabrics into primary and filter layers to produce a range of masks that offer a unique protective feature. The masks are sold by Akeso Socks (a division of Colan Australia), alongside their range of antibacterial, antifungal and odour-free socks. The antiviral properties are inherent to the fibre, rather than the result of chemical treatments, providing continued protection over extended periods of use.

The fabric used to make the masks is also inherently antibacterial, antifungal, flame retardant, moisture absorbing and complies with the textile environmental standard OEKO-TEX 100, which signifies that the fibre does not contain materials that are harmful to humans.

Metis PCA fibre has also been given TGA approval as a Class 1 medical device, following antiviral testing from 360biolabs. It can be used as the primary material in protective face masks or as the filter layer in protective face masks, or other PPE.

Online: Colan Australia
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