Sewn Face Masks
Healthcare professionals at University of Florida Health have created prototype face masks using surgical wrap, which is more protective against small particles than the common cotton surgical mask.
These masks are made out of the material that is normally used to wrap sterile surgical instruments prior to their use. The Halyard H600 two-ply spun polypropylene is thought to be superior in its ability to block aerosols and droplets. Although the exact level of protection that sewn surgical masks provide is still uncertain, they are still useful as an extra barrier against the coronavirus, which can be transmitted via airborne particles.
We encourage you to create masks utilizing surgical wrap if possible, but several patterns for sewn masks are available, requiring varying materials. Find a simple version here, and a second pattern here. Please fill out the form below, and we will be in contact with you shortly to collaborate. Welcome to the PPE4NYC team.
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