The COVID-19 pandemic increased global awareness of the need for antipathogenic masks, medical gowns, IT devices, air filters, and much more. The global reusable mask market is expected to reach $7.08 billion by 2027 according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Beyond containing viruses and bacteria, the health effects of particulate pollution, dust, and smoke, and respiratory diseases will continue to drive the market for protective face masks.
SINTX FleX SN-AP has rapid antipathogenic activity against a broad range of bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 61,62. It can help create a safe and effective consumer face mask with broad-spectrum antibacterial and antiviral activity. SINTX continues to research and develop silicon nitride embedded fabrics to apply to consumer face masks as other products like antimicrobial surfaces, surgical gowns, filters, and protective medical equipment.