University’s e-shop offers filtering masks and face shields

University’s e-shop offers filtering masks and face shields

University’s e-shop offers filtering masks and face shields

The university’s e-shop shop.ut.ee now offers filtering masks and face shields. You can receive the order from the e-shop conveniently to your closest parcel machine. The parcel machine fee will be added to the price of the order.

A mask with a very good filtering capacity

The three-layer filtering masks with the Estonian logo of the University of Tartu are reusable. The inner and outer layer are made of lightweight and soft antibacterial polyester that allows to breathe easily. There is a filter layer between the two polyester layers. A wire in the upper rim helps to keep the mask in place and in form. The mask is blue on the outside and black on the inside. The ear loops are made of a black elastic band.

The mask’s breathability allows it to be also used while lighter physical work or less intensive sports. It can be washed at 60°C and disinfected in hot water.

The efficiency of the mask has been tested at the UT Laboratory of Environmental Physics. According to the measurements, the mask provides 96% filtration of particles of the size of viruses (100 nm), 98% filtration of fine aerosol particles (300 nm) and 100% filtration of small droplets (3,000 nm). Thus, the mask’s filtering capacity is very good and its breathability is better than that of surgical masks.

A face shield compatible with glasses

The face shield with the Estonian logo of the University of Tartu has three parts: plastic sheet made of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), forehead band and elastic strap. It covers the entire face and is suitable for people wearing glasses. It can be cleaned with disinfectants containing alcohol.

The face shield has been designed by product design students of Estonian Academy of Arts (Mõtus Lõmaš Kama, Karl Kukk, Hanna-Liisa Haukka and Erik Heiki Veelmaa) in cooperation with North Estonia Medical Centre. They created a solution that could be immediately and rapidly produced also in enterprises that do not normally work in the field but can use their stock of material.

Further information: Katrin Tiirman, E-commerce Project Manager, University of Tartu, 5662 7782katrin.tiirman [ät] ut.ee

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