The KYMIRA® K-Mask, with the integrated Nanofibre K-Filter, is designed to protect you from viruses, bacteria and environmental particulates, with a 99.6%* filtration efficiency that is rated as one of the best in the world. As a customer you can use the filters in the K-Mask or a mask of your choosing with a filter pouch and hey can be cut to size to fit without harming the technology to help fit into any mask.
Looking to help during the pandemic, KYMIRA® researched and adjusted one of it’s existing technologies, its electrospun nanofibre material, with partner Radical Fibres.
The Nanofibre K-Filter:
Using a triple sandwich layer nanofibre combination, the K-Filters have been designed as a re-usable, world class filter that will protect you and those around you.
Layer 1: Nanofibres capture viruses, bacteria and pollutants via electrostatic attraction.
Layer 2: Activated carbon layer traps environmental pollutants.
Layer 3: Nanofibres capture viruses, bacteria and pollutants via electrostatic attraction.
The filters have been independently tested to ASTM F2100, ASTM FT101 and EN 1486 standards, certifying the 99.6% filtration rating*. The K-Filter offers its protection for 200 hours, and for particles as small as 0.03 microns. The effectiveness of the filtration level is due to this microscopic level of protection offered by the electrospun nanofibres, that ionically attract the particles before trapping them within the filter layers. To contextualise this, the Covid-19 virus has a particle micron size of 0.06-0.5, and bacteria have a particle size of 0.3 microns. Healthcare workers on the front line have so far been using N95 rated masks that have a particulate protection size of 0.3 microns; so the wearer can feel confident in their protection when using the K-Filter.
The nanofibres within the K-Filter are made from biocompatible hydrophobic material which is elastic and electrostatic, meaning they are highly breathable and flexible, and will not become wet with water vapour from breathing. This also reduces the carbon dioxide re-breathing occurrence that is a problem among even medical grade respirators.
This is why the KYMIRA® K-Filter has proven itself to be one of the most effective air filters in the world.
Utilising a combination of KYMIRA’s® fabric technologies, KYMIRA® has created the K-Mask. More breathable, more comfortable, and more effective, using cutting edge design and technology.
The K-Mask is designed to house the Nanofibre K-Filter, and is made from KYMIRA Kynergy® infrared fabric. The infrared fabric offers the wearer temperature regulation, due to its efficiencies in cellular excitation and enhanced circulation. The infrared fabric itself supports the wearer to cool or warm, depending on need, and provides a cooling effect as you inhale, helping you to stay comfortable during use. To note, KYMIRA® KYnergy® infrared fabric is safe to use, certified by the FDA as a class 1 medical device, and CE marked.
Designed for comfort, prolonged use and protection, the fit and design of the K-Mask is second to none. Available in sizes small, medium and large, the mask is designed to fit close to the wearer, high up on the nose and wrapping around the cheeks towards the ears to provide greater protection to and from the wearer. The extended sides offer pressure balance, so that it forces the inhaled and exhaled air through the viral filtration, even with use at high exertion, or during coughing or sneezing. This makes the mask ideal for not just everyday activities, but for work, travel and playing sport too. The nose has a comfort strip underneath, and a wired pinch bar so the wearer can ensure a close, comfortable fit, with attractive leather detailing. The straps fit around the head, fastening on the crown of the head, and at the nape of the neck, providing comfort for long use that does not put pressure on the ears. The adjustable velcro fastenings and stretchy infrared fabric ensure the fit is close to the individual wearer. The close fit offers another ideal benefit, it reduces the occurrence and severity of glasses steaming whilst both are in use.
*The Nanofibre K-Filter has been independently tested to ASTM F2100, ASTM FT101 and EN 1486 standards. PM2.5 particulate efficiency tests have been completed under ASTM F2299, and bacteria filtration testing under ASTM F2101. N95, which is determined by the seal of the mask to the face will need to be repeated for the washable replacement filtration mask. The nano fibres have been N95 evaluated, tested, and approved by NIOSH as per the requirements in 42 CFR Part 84. In Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, it is designated as a Class 1 Medical Device. EN149– Filtering face piece and particulate respirators. PM2.5 particular efficiency tests under ASTM F2299, and bacteria filtration testing under ASTM F2101. PM2.5 pollution is particularly harmful since it can penetrate human bronchi and lungs owing to the small particle size. Hence, long-term exposure to PM2.5 increases morbidity and mortality.