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What are the benefits of the F.O.S. masks?
The new F.O.S. masks are manufactured with a 2-ply high quality material. They have a water repellent treatment on the outside.
Are the masks washable and reusable?
Yes, the masks are reusable. They are easy to clean and can be washed at 60°C (washing mashine). The masks dry quickly and fit perfectly to your face.
Recommendation of the virologist Prof. Dr. Christian Drosten (Charité, Berlin) :
Oven disinfection: 30 min at 70 °C (Caution: Do not microwave!)
Can the mask be worn all day?
As breathing resistance is given, we would recommend to take off the mask in a suitable environment at regular intervals.
The most common transmission route of the Coronavirus is the drop infection. Tiny secretions (droplets) containing the virus are released when sneezing, coughing or speaking, which then reach the mucous membranes of other people. Depending on the size and quantity of the droplets, they can be deposited on objects and surfaces or even float in the air and spread over long distances. That is why health experts recommend keeping a distance of at least 1.5 metres to your fellow human beings.
Considering the danger of the droplet contamination, the protection of the own mucous membranes is extremely important. This applies in particular to the mouth and nose, through which floating droplets containing the virus can be inhaled without being noticed. At the same time, it is an effective protection for everyone around you, as your own droplets cannot escape into the air. For this reason wearing masks is a good way of minimising the risk of infection.
Public institutions recommend the wearing of a mask
Many medical institutes recommend wearing a mask. Experts confirm the positive aspects and their secondary effects:
Masks can reduce the rate of droplet ejection and provide awareness of the “social distancing” and a careful approach in public.
What protection do F.O.S. masks provide?
F.O.S. masks do not guarantee a 100% protection against virus infection, but due to their material composition they reduce the risk of being infected and infecting others. Please note that the masks have not been medically tested, so they are not suitable as protective equipment against infections and other harmful substances (no PPE).
The F.O.S. Group, headquartered in Ahlen (Rhineland-Westphalia), is a manufacturer of filtration elements for the dedusting of industrial plants. The main products and services of F.O.S. are industrial filters, filter cleaning and plant engineering. F.O.S. filter bags, pockets and cartridges are used for dust removal mainly in the chemical industry, in metal and wood processing, in biomass power plants, incinerators and in the pharmaceutical industry.
Why does F.O.S. manufacture face masks?
In view of the current health crisis, there is a considerable bottleneck in the availability of all kinds of respiratory masks . As a result, F.O.S. has received numerous enquiries from associations, politicians, regional doctors and hospitals regarding the production of masks. For this reason, F.O.S. uses its many years of know-how in filter and dust removal technology to make an active contribution to protecting people from possible infection. The company has a sufficient production capacity . In addition, the distribution of face masks secures jobs at the site in Ahlen.