ParticleScreen is a patent-pending, three-layer fabric system that delivers superior blocking against airborne particles while keeping its wearers comfortable for prolonged periods of time. Three-ply face coverings have been touted as the most protective again coronavirus.
NexTex is an Atlanta-based textile technology company that builds strategic partnerships with brands, entrepreneurs and manufacturers to bring textile innovations to market.
“As the coronavirus pandemic has progressed, one of the chief complaints from consumers is that facial coverings are uncomfortable,” Chad Lawrence, NexTex’s CEO, said. “This presents a dilemma for the user. If a mask or facial covering is uncomfortable, they’re more likely not to wear it for as long or at all. ParticleScreen fabric technology provides a breathable, particle-blocking solution, while keeping the skin around your face dry and temperature regulated. The fabric development process, from concept to commercial availability, took under six months, which was remarkable.”
ParticleScreen fabric technology is made with NexTex’s TurboDry technology, a fabric that keeps users’ skin significantly drier than regular wicking materials. Its patent-pending, one-way moisture transport process produces comfort and superior drying speeds.
When used for facial coverings, a three-layer defense is created by combining a TurboDry inner layer against the skin, a proprietary film in the middle and an outer layer that can optionally be treated to have durable water-repellant and antimicrobial properties. This special construction means ParticleScreen fabrics block particles on par with the most advanced, non-medical facial coverings.
“NexTex is very nimble and strategic in how we approach our business,” Lawrence said. “We quickly responded to consumer needs, and with our excellent fabric technology partner, we were able to make ParticleScreen fabric technology available to the market in record time.”
ParticleScreen facial coverings are washable and reusable, making them among the most sustainable masks on the market. The fabrics used in the masks are also Bluesign and Oeko-Tex certified for their production systems and materials.