The Czech project Pardam Nano4fibers has developed
and started producing the world's first nanofiber FFP3 respirator, the Czech
Nanotechnology Industries Association told CTK. The firm, which is a member of
the association, said the resistance to humidity increased thanks to the
nanomembrane and the respirator can therefore be used as a protection from
bacteria and viruses for several days if the users care for it properly. Besides, the absence of an expiratory valve enables
the users to protect not only themselves but also their surroundings since they
do not release potential viruses and bacteria.
Nanotechnology Industries Association said that along with the certificate
under the European standard, the BreaSAFE Classic FFP3 nanofiber respirator had
also gained a certificate from the U.S. Nelson Labs confirming more than 99.5
percent capture of viruses and bacteria. The current reproduction capacity of
the Pardam Nano4fibers firm is 800,000 respirators a month and it was extended
also thanks to the contribution from the Czech Rise Up program of the Industry and Trade Ministry.
Pardam Nano4fibers focuses on the research and development of
nanofibers, their application, and, their use in the commercial sphere. It has
been working in this field for more than ten years. The firm says on its
website it is the world leader in the development and industrial production of
inorganic nanofibers and polymeric nanofiber membranes.
Prepared by the team of foreign office CzechTrade and CzechInvest Seoul