[this article is not about PPE or other medical device]
With the easing of lockdowns in many countries across the globe, many governments are requesting their citizens to wear face masks in public areas and transports where social distancing is difficult to respect.
Whilst fabric face masks do not fall in the same category as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or other medical devices, they still remain crucial to limiting the spread of the virus by acting as a physical barrier to microscopic droplets (5 microns or less) dispersed whilst talking, sneezing or coughing.1
But what makes a quality and safe fabric face mask? What are the different controls to ensure a fabric face mask provides the right performances before, during and after it is produced?
Our textile experts share their knowledge and advice on this topic.