The spread of COVID-19 and the consequent increase in the global demand for face mask components required many companies to rapidly adapt, leverage on their expertise and innovate.
Thanks to Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s long-term experience in the manufacturing of filter media and protective medical fabrics, the company developed a new material suitable for Type II face mask application. Leveraging on its capabilities and adapting its converting and packaging processes, the company has been recently able to establish a partnership with BUFF®, producer of sport and lifestyle accessories based in Spain, for the supply of an innovative, replaceable filter media which is included in BUFF®’s new range of face masks.
Tests conducted on these new single-use filters have shown a 98% bacterial filtration efficiency and meet EN14683:2019 Type I & II standards.
“These are exceptional moments for everyone and many organizations tried to bring their contribution to support the global communities face this unexpected situation. We, as a company, committed into taking another small step in this direction. We joined forces with BUFF® on an exciting journey with a shared goal: help keep people safe. The expertise we own in our respective fields let to the development of this new, innovative product” says Laia Guarro, VP Liquid Technologies.
The new BUFF® Filter Mask is lightweight, ergonomic and easily adjustable. Its features make it ideal to be worn also during sport and outdoor activities, protecting the user yet allowing a high level of comfort.
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The origins of BUFF® brand are in Igualada, Spain and in the passion for motorcycling cultivated by the company’s founder Joan Rojas. Almost 30 years ago, Rojas’s urban lifestyle and love of sports inspired him to create the mother of all multifunctional tubular wipes, the BUFF® Original headware. Today, the product range is much broader and offers a wide variety of accessories for extreme sportspeople, for fans of running, yoga and diverse outdoor activities, as well as for the urban lifestyle. With products currently available in over 60 countries, BUFF®’s mission is to provide high-quality accessories in innovative design. Stocking caps, scarves, running wear, caps and more are designed at the Catalonian headquarters. And 90% of these products are manufactured in the region. Environmental protection and sustainability in production and materials are part of BUFF®’s DNA, so recycled polyester and certified merino wool are integral components in the collection.