Q. Is this mask similar to N95?
A. The N95 is a one-time use mask ONLY that protects you up to 95% from particulate matter. The N95 should only be reserved for our healthcare professionals and front-liners. The AMIC mask is made for everyday use for civilians and provides protection up to 98% from particulate matter.
Q. Is the mask going to protect me from Covid-19?
A. Yes, it will prevent transmission through the nose and mouth. Always avoid touching your eyes. Protect others by protecting yourself. Safety starts with you. Frequent hand washing, disinfection of surfaces, along with social distancing will help keep you safe.
Q. How long can I wear the mask?
A. There is no time limit on how long you can wear the mask. Always exercise caution and know your body’s limitations.
Q. Can the Mask be worm without filters?
A. Yes the Anti-Microbial treatment is very effective on its own The filters are added guard.
Q. Do I have to wash the mask daily?
A. The mask does not have to be washed daily. The less you wash it, the better. The bonded anti-microbial Ironcloth performs best in its original state. However, if you need to wash it, it is washable up to 50 times. After 50 washes, the mask will retain protection levels up to 95%.
Q. Can it be machine washed and at what temperature?
A. Please HAND WASH ONLY in hot water and detergent.
Q. Can I put the mask in the dryer and at what temperature?
A. You can machine dry the mask on low tumble heat in a laundry bag.
Q. What kind of detergent should be used?
A. Any household laundry detergent will work.
Q. Can the mask be ironed?
A. Yes, you can iron the mask as needed. The steam from ironing can assist in killing extra germs.
Q. How long do the PM 2.5 filters last and how often should the filter be changed?
A. The filters last on average of 40 hours. Please change to a new filter after 40 hours of use.
Q. Can the PM 2.5 filters be washed with the mask?
A. No, please do not wash the filters. Remove the filter if you plan on washing your mask. The same filter can be used up to 40 hours and must be disposed of afterwards.
Q. Are the PM 2.5 filters reusable?
A. The PM 2.5 filters are reusable for 40 hours of use. Please dispose of them after their capacity,
Q. How does the mask work and what is it made of?
A. The mask filter blocks particulates such as PM 2.5. Multi-layering of he fabric combined with the filter meets N99 standard, filtering particles as small as PM0.3. The multi-layer blown molding process begins with melting down the polymer and forming it into a ball of liquid. High velocity air is then passed through to attenuate the filaments and create a fibrous web. The random fiber orientation is advantageous because it creates a better mesh to trap particles. The textile is also created with a high surface area, meaning a greater percentage of particulates are captured as they pass through the filter.