Autogem has created a triple-layer, reusable anti-bacterial facemask for the aftermarket and are non-medical grade so they will not affect the supply chain to the NHS.
They have been designed to offer superior fitment to disposable, single-use surgical masks, which can be loose.
The gemCare masks are made from stretchable material, making them easy to fit and comfortable against the face, with the triple layers incorporating anti-bacterial, anti-UV and water repellent protection. The coatings have been laboratory tested, with the anti-bacterial properties of gemCare masks deemed to be more than 99.9% effective for up to 30 washes. Autogem’s managing director Prashant Chopra said that even after a 30 wash cycle, the mask would still act as a basic face covering once the anti-bacterial properties eventually degrade.
Autogem also stocks disposable gloves and other protective equipment for the aftermarket, with more product lines being added soon. For more information about Autogem’s gemCare masks, visit www.autogem.co.uk or call 0208 838 0910.