Best hygienic face mask beyond the pandemic

We have designed our products with the best materials and fabrics in keeping with our high standards as part of our hygienic solution. We understood the importance of the face mask during the pandemic and have designed our products so that people can use them as part of their daily routine.

Copper infused fabric: The inside layer includes copper infused polyester nano coated with 15,000 part per million (ppm) fabric that adds a hygienic line of defense for your face mask.

Lyocell Bamboo fabric: After much research on fabrics, we chose to use the most sustainable lyocell bamboo fabric for our outer layer. This makes our HYGEN face mask strong, durable, and soft. 

Hygenmask Layers

ePTFE filter: The expanded PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) laminated filter between the sustainable and hygienic fabrics is an industry standard for best comfort and breathability. This filter makes the mask washable and reusable. 

Beyond the hygienic benefits of the 3-layer mask design, we added elements of comfort and customization:

Elastic head loops: To offer more adjustability and wearability for long periods of time, we included non slip elastic head loops with toggle stoppers. 

Adjustable nose + chin bridge clips: To make sure our face masks stay firmly in place; we not only included an adjustable nose bridge clip but also added a chin bridge clip. With the Hygen face mask, you will not have to struggle with fogged glasses lenses or ride-up over facial hair. 

Sources and for more information:

Fibre2Fashion.com. (2008). Bamboo – The most eco-friendly fabric on     earth. https://www.fibre2fashion.com/industry-article/3842/benefits-of-bamboo-fabric

Hodakel, B. (2020). What is bamboo fabric: properties, how is made and   where. https://sewport.com/fabrics-directory/bamboo-fabric

Waite, M. (2009). Sustainable textiles: the role of bamboo and a comparison of bamboo textile   properties. Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology, and   Management. https://ojs.cnr.ncsu.edu/index.php/JTATM/article/viewFile/651/458#:~:text=The   %20advantages%20of%20bamboo%20fabric,and%20its%20anti%2Dstatic%20nature.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Our products are not medical devices regulated by the FDA. Our products are not intended for use in the prevention or mitigation of the transmission of any disease. Check out our Disclaimer page in the footer for more information.

Harnessing the qualities of elemental copper

Throughout history, many civilizations have used copper for cooking and eating utensils, but we are beginning to recognize copper’s inherent ability to destroy bacteria and viruses. Research has found, “copper contact killed the pathogens such as MERS, MRSA, H1N1, HIV-1, influenza etc. within minutes.”  

When used properly, copper touch tools are a dependable lifetime investment in protecting yourself from virus and bacterial exposure. The “rate of virus killing depends on the higher release of copper ion and its concentrations.” Copper touch tools are an ideal hygienic solution to avoid touching public surfaces and limit surface transmission.

Sources:

Dr. Grass at al. 2011, Applied & Environmental Microbiology, American Society of Microbiology;
Dr. Schmidt, The Medical University of South Carolina;
Al Lewis 2009, International Copper Association Inc;
Vincent et al. 2017, Society of Applied Microbiology,  Journal of Applied Microbiology;
Dr. Keevil, University of Southampton; Hodek et al. 2016, BMC Microbiology

*Note:  A 99.9% copper touchtool offers a better hygienic solution during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. 

According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), referencing a study by The New England Journal of Medicine detected that  “coronavirus was less stable on copper and no viable COVID-19 was measured after 4 hours” when compared to other materials (see the below illustrated image).  

Copper vs. Other Touchtools

Source:
van Doremalen, Neeltje, Bushmaker, Trenton, Morris, Dylan H., Holbrook, Myndi G., Gamble, Amandine, Williamson, Brandi N., Tamin, Azaibi, Harcourt, Jennifer L., Thornburg, Natalie J., Gerber, Susan I., Lloyd-Smith, James O., de Wit, Emmie, Munster, Vincent J. Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1, Journal Article, 2020, New England Journal of Medicine, 1564-1567, 382, 16, 10.1056/NEJMc2004973 [doi], https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2004973, New England Journal of Medicine April 16, 2020 382 (16):1564

*Caution: There are plastic, stainless steel, and electroplate touch tools on the internet, but they lack the hygienic qualities of copper.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Our products are not medical devices regulated by the FDA. Our products are not intended for use in the prevention or mitigation of the transmission of any disease. Check out our Disclaimer page in the footer for more information.

A tool you will still find useful, long after the pandemic

Our team spent 3 months developing an ergonomic two-fingered grip design that sets it apart from the awkward one-finger grip of competitor touch tools. In fact, our 99.9% copper touch tool is the result of 25 different designs and several hours of 3D printing. We are confident that our unique two-finger design will give you ergonomic comfort and require much less effort and hand strain than any other touch tool on the market. You will want to keep using it long after the pandemic has passed!

The picture specifies the special design elements
A. 2 finger solid grip
B. Door handle grip
C. Package / Bottle opener
D. Projected touch point

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A tool that fits into your daily routine

Our 99.9% copper touch tool enables our customers to navigate their lives and move through public spaces with confidence during the pandemic. Our touch tool features multi-functionality; use it to push and pull various types of door handles, enter codes on keypads and touch pads, press call buttons, operate ATMs, carry packages, and open boxes and bottles. Most notably, this tool is touchscreen compatible, so you can minimize contact with kiosk screens and touchscreen devices! As a bonus, we are including a free retractable carabiner to make this tool even more handy when you need it.