All face masks are designed to be protective – but protective against what exactly? We were given the challenge of creating the ultimate safety mask – one that could withstand toxic gasses, high temperatures and fire.

After conducting rigorous trials, we constructed an innovative mask capable of handling the heat generated by infra-red welding, yet simple enough to reproduce on our customers’ production line. Each facemask incorporates a flame-retardant compound and a unique blend of activated carbon to collect and absorb acidic gas and odours.

  • What are technical fabrics used for in facemasks?

    • Working directly with one of our clients, we created a unique facemask tailored to:
    • Enhance breathability
    • Collect airborne gasses
    • Protect users
    • Withstand extreme heat
  • What features of technical fabric are important in this sector?

    • Innovative products that assist the growth of the sector are vital to the industry. That’s why we create products that are:
    • Flexible
    • Breathable
    • Lightweight
    • Easily producible
  • Why are nonwovens popular in facemasks?

    • Our facemasks offer greater control when compared with alternative brands. We protect against:
    • High temperatures
    • Flames
    • Airborne acidic gasses
    • Unpleasant odours
  • What solutions can nonwoven offer facemasks?

    • We are dedicated to developing smarter and technologically advanced products that are:
    • Easy to manufacture
    • Safe to wear
    • Comfortable
    • Tailored to specific jobs
    • Protective
    • Regulatory approved
  • How can I find
    out more?

    Jason Hawke is our product development lead for face masks. You can contact him on jason.hawke@nonwovenn.com or call us on +44 1204 855003.


  • Protective face masks case study

    Challenging industrial applications require a creative and focused mindset. See how Nonwovenn helped one leading manufacturer develop an activated carbon face mask amidst changing technical and commercial requirements.

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