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January 26, 2022 3 min read

After almost two years of protective measures under the coronavirus pandemic face-masks have become the most essential wardrobe accessory for personal and public health. With global health officials and airlines announcing that masks will likely remain compulsory for air travel for the sometime to come, the requirement for quality, safe and effective face-masks remains at an all time high.

As they’ve become such an important and widely used item, savvy consumers are now becoming more selective and searching for products that meet their specific needs. And that can offer high performance protection in unique environments such as air-travel and public transport.

Due to the nature of the enclosed environment inside aircraft cabins the same recycled air circulates continuously throughout the plane for the duration of the flight. Whilst modern passenger aircraft are equipped with advanced air filtration systems, the main problem is that the lack of fresh outside air/space means that viruses present in aerosols released in the breath cannot be adequately dispersed and are hence concentrated inside the cabin.

This means that it’s virtually inevitable that you will be exposed to viral particles present in the air during your flight.

When choosing a protective garment for such an essential activity as flying the most important factors to consider are comfort, effectiveness, safety and durability. By examining its unique properties, provided by revolutionary fabric technology, we can see how a Protexa mask fulfills each of these criteria with unrivaled performance.

Effective: The protexa Eco-Mask possesses the highest level of antiviral and bacterial protection of any sustainable or eco-friendly face mask on the market. Our unique and award-winning EOC (Evolution of Cotton) material is naturally highly preventative of infection. As is evident from our masks’ impressive ability to reduce Escherichia Coli by 85.41%; Fecal Bacteria by 79.21%; Rhinovirus by 73.05; Norovirus by 79.69%; Candida Albicans by 72.30%; Staphylococcus Aureus by 86.20%.

Safe: Unlike conventional masks such as the commonly used n95, which contain harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, our product contains absolutely ZERO heavy metals or toxic substances. Being made from all-natural, organic materials via a clean and sustainable process of manufacture, no chemical solvents or dyes are used at any stage of production.

Comfortable: The natural, organic materials of our Eco-mask are extremely gentle on the skin and anti-allergic, which makes them great for people who have acne or sensitive skin. And the organic cotton is exceptionally soft and does not rub or irritate. Another uniquely special property of EOC fabric that our masks are made from which makes them ideal for flying is the protection they offer against EMF radiation. EMF exposure is greater onboard aircraft flying at high altitude, which could aggravate sore or broken skin around the lips/nose. EOC fabric can hold up to 20% of neutrons helping to reduce this exposure.

Durable:The Eco-mask has an inventive design that enables it to be flexible and mold to the wearer’s face, but also hold its structure without slipping or sagging. And despite being a soft material EOC cotton is far more durable than other industrial textile products and is 968(N) compared to the standard 250(N). Its unique features and properties are all permanent. In a test consisting of 45 washes conducted at 40° EOC lost only 18% of its qualities, but after 50 washes no further loss of functional quality was recorded.

Based on this proven, unmatched performance it’s clear to see that the Protexa Eco-mask is the superior choice of face-mask for flying. As masks are set to become a long-term, maybe even permanent, requirement for air travel, surely purchasing a high quality product is a wise investment.

To view or purchase our Eco-mask you can visit our product page here.

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