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New mask from HeiQ is 99.99% effective

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HeiQ, a textile and materials innovation company, launched HeiQ MetalliQ. We are talking about a high-tech surgical mask, which destroys viruses and bacteria and is 99.99% effective.

The mask, which has a patented design, has an ultra-thin copper coating, applied through a process called HeiQ Metallix, allows you to convert a small amount of copper into steam. Studies by the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne, Australia, revealed that tissues treated by HeiQ Metallix technology deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus in five minutes.

During the study, the interaction of droplets transmitted by aerosol, which contaminate textile products, such as face masks, was simulated. Each of the samples was exposed to a high load of SARS-CoV-2 during incubation intervals of five, 15, and 30 minutes.

Now, tissue samples treated with the HeiQ Metallix technology showed a virus reduction of 97.79% in five minutes, 99.95% in 15 minutes, and 99.99% in 30 minutes.

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