Ground-breaking protective mask manufacturer XULA has come up with a range of innovative, transparent masks, which contain a specialised coating 99.9% effective against COVID-19.
The next-generation masks are set to revolutionise the lives of millions during the pandemic, and as we enter a particularly tough time with flu season just around the corner.
The masks, which are made from ultra-lightweight breathable material, provide enormous benefit for a whole range of users. The cutting-edge masks are of particular benefit to those with learning difficulties, who require visual clues for clear communication.
For this reason, XULA has partnered with MENCAP, to give a percentage of each mask sold to the leading learning disability charity, with a minimum donation of £10,000 per year.
The masks further provide enormous benefit to those with dementia, autism, anxiety, and general mental health issues, as well as to the deaf and hard of hearing (who may require lip reading as part of their daily communication). They are also ideal for anyone who finds normal masks restrictive, stressful, and a general burden.
This all adds up to a highly significant percentage of the UK population. In fact, looking at the figures below, nearly 40 million people in the UK have some kind of mental or physical impairment which means their daily lives could potentially be improved by wearing a XULA mask:
Condition Approximate Link
Mental health issues 10 m centre for mental health
Deaf and hard of hearing 11m gov.uk
Learning difficulties 1.5 m nhs.uk
Autism 700,000 bma.org.uk
Dementia 800,000 gov.uk
Anxiety 6.8 m single care
Our masks also give a massive boost to the nation’s glasses wearers. With 59% of the UK population wearing glasses (statistica) that means 39 million glasses wearers can benefit from living their lives fog-free when carrying out daily tasks in public or in the workspace.
Furthermore, XULA masks are incredibly helpful for teachers who find ordinary masks hot and burdensome, and for whom clear communication is key to carrying out their work effectively. This also applies to therapists, business people, and a whole range of other workers for whom clear, empathetic communication is vital to their work.
Lightweight masks for all
XULA masks are ultra-lightweight, weighing just a few grams. As such, these masks are designed for every-day, all-day wear. This makes XULA masks suitable for everyone, from young children, to the elderly. The supremely lightweight masks also make life easier for the everyday user who is required to wear a mask all day at work, whether that be in the office or in a hospitality setting.
Our masks are highly breathable. This means that the user can go about their daily business in complete comfort, without the feeling of being ‘hot and bothered’ found with regular mask wearing.
Our masks are also eco-friendly and reusable. Users can wear a XULA mask for up to 40 washes, giving an extended life-cycle, and reducing the impact on the environment.
XULA masks come in a wide range of sizes, for any user, of any age and size. These are XS, S, M, L, and XL. They also come in a range of colours, for any informal or formal setting.
Certified and independently tested
XULA certified hygienic masks comply with the European UNE0065 standard and are fully compliant with European law. As such, all XULA masks offer best-in-class protection.
All masks are treated with an innovative coating, designed in Switzerland. This coating, known as HeiQ Viroblock, gives fabrics antiviral and antibacterial properties and is proven to be 99.9% effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. HeiQ won the prestigious Swiss Technology Award in 2020.
Further, XULA masks undergo the same rigorous testing criteria used for PPE masks. These tests are independently certified, meaning that XULA masks are tested under the most stringent of conditions.
This testing has shown XULA masks to have:
> 95% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (filtering microorganisms such as viruses, while maintaining a high level of breathability)
> 96% Aerosol Filtration Efficiency (ability to block airborne particles)
> 95% Particle Filtration Efficiency (blocking respiratory droplets from coughing, sneezing, and speaking)
> 99.9% Viroblock efficiency (blocking COVID-19)
Here for the long term
Given the high levels of protection provided by XULA masks, it is important to note that they are not just for use in the ‘Covid-era’, but are here to give valuable protection against a whole host of viruses and harmful bacteria. As social contact has become more prevalent recently – and as we approach winter – XULA masks provide ideal protection against common seasonal ailments such as coughs, colds, and other respiratory illnesses.