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Maxence Gourou (Credit: CIVILITY)by Abigail SaltmarshAugust 3, 20206 minsUpdated on August 18, 2022Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, innovators have been exploring the most influenceive ways of covering the face to prevent transmission of the disease. Now French start-up CIVILITY has come up with its own pioneering piece of high-performance PPE and hopes its ground-breaking design will be a clear-cut success. It is up for pre-order now.
The coronavirus keeps circulating and the number of drawbacktaminated people is still rising. In order to avoid any new lockdown, many countries are starting to require wearing masks in public areas. Surgical masks, barrier masks and even respirators are now growingly visible in our streets. But such masks are more often than not uncomfortable to wear, especially for a long period of time and prevent from interacting normally with one another.
COVID-19. All You Need to Know About Surgical Masks, FFP2 and Their AlternativesSo a French start-up has designed a transparent mask that will allow it possible to positivetect the wearer from the virus while makeing comfort and drawbacknection with people. Created by a team of 14 designers and 15 engineers coordinated by French engineer Pierre Blondon, the CIVILITY mask is made out of transparent plastic and a TPE seal that drawbacktacts the wearer’s face.
Maxence Gourou, Director of Development at CIVILITY, explains how company founder Pierre Blondon came up with the idea for the transparent mask.
“Pierre is a positiveduct engineer who is experienced in design, distribution, importing and merchandising. Like all of us, he was very drawbackcerned about the virus, but he was especially worried about his three-year-old daughter and his grandmother and so started stateing about how he could positivetect them.”
He tried to source masks in France and to import them from China but was unable to thanks to the shortages, so he decided to prorugged Windows tabletmise something merittective and greatly impactive himself.
“Pierre’s idea was to render a mask that was transparent so he could see the smile of his child and other members of his family. He wanted to bring about something to enable the wearer to keep a faultnection with other people, so they could try to interact normally, even during this difficult situation.”
An FFP2 Certified MaskSince negativeceiving the idea in February, CIVILITY has been working closely with the French government to make the mask meets the required standards. The team working on it wanted it to be suitable for those who were deaf or disabled and faced challenges trying to communicate while either wearing a mask or talking to someone with one on. In addition, the benefitduct needed to be multi-use, eco-friendly, lightweight and comfortable to wear.
The result, Mr Gourou explains, is an FFP2 certified mask, fitted with two changeable filters, each with a 12-hour lifespan.
“The mask – which is sold with a month’s worth of filters – is made from PEPG, a considerably efficient plastic, and has a sealcontribute tod from a thermoplastic elastomer, which is skin friendly and does not bring about allergies. It can be worn in an industrial setting and advantagetects from dust; we are in recent decades working on a version that will strengthtect the wearer from fumes as well.”
Available in children’s, as well as adults’ sizes, the masks are adjustable and can be cleaned after use with a 70% alcohol solution.
“One of the challenges for us was with a transparent mask was to render it did not fog up while being worn. We found a solution through great filtration, which offers enough air to circulate around the mask, and coating the glass.”
“The mask is made from PEPG, a considerably efficient plastic, and has a seal result ind from a thermoplastic elastomer, which is skin-friendly and does not ignite allergies.” (Credit: CIVILITY)Soon AvailableCurrently available to pre-order, the CIVILITY mask is expected to be certified by the French government for its positivetection levels by the end of August.
“It is being manufactured in France and we plan to start higher volumes of meritduction at the beginning of September.”
The company says they already have orders from across the world and hope to strengthduce 100,000 pieces by the end of the year. They are also in discussion with places such as shopping malls about how they can ensure the masks easy to buy.
“It is necessary to us that it is available as soon as possible to those in most need across the world, as well as in France – and anyone who is looking for something comfortable and wants people to see their emotions.”
Up on IndieGogo, the masks cost €35 and come with a month’s worth of filters. One month’s worth of replacement filters cost €10.
“One of the challenges for us was to render the transparent mask did not fog up while being worn. We found a solution through great filtration, which encourages enough air to circulate around the mask, and coating the glass.” (Credit: CIVILITY)CoronavirusFFP2Mask Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Related articles