12 November 2020

Medical Face Masks Made with Natural Fibres

Baruffi Composites have created the prototype for a reusable medical mask

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The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had significant and ongoing impacts on our daily lives. Baruffi Composites has accepted the new challenges of the current situation. Looking to contribute and help the people fighting this pandemic on the frontlines, Baruffi Composites have created the prototype for a reusable medical mask.

The ergonomically shaped mask is reusable thanks to a set of exchangeable filters. Making use of their extensive know-how in the composites field, Baruffi have designed this mask to be comfortably worn over extended times thanks to its anatomical shape, a special gasket, and the very low weight which helps to avoid claustrophobia.

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Sustainable Medical Face Masks

Following their goal to emphasize sustainability in all business aspects, it was a logical decision to produce the mask from natural fibres. The flax fibres for Bcomp’s ampliTex™ fabrics are grown on fields in France and Belgium leaving a minimal CO2 footprint during their production. At the end of their life the flax fibre composite parts can be ground down and used for thermal energy recovery within the standard waste management system.

Ongoing development of the mask project will see it evolve and get optimised. Baruffi Composites ultimately aims to market the masks towards medical staff, law enforcement, companies, and individuals.

To learn more about these medical masks, please directly get in touch with Baruffi Composites.

 

About Baruffi Composites

Baruffi Composites was founded in 2010 in the heart of the Italian Motor Valley, with the aim of designing, developing, and producing both aesthetic and structural products in advanced composite materials. Over a decade the company was able to gain experience and know-how in the automotive and motorcycle racing sector. This allowed Baruffi Composites to expand into new markets such as nautical, medical, sports, industrial, and furniture & design.

The company offers a complete service based on the customer’s needs and a close collaboration to find the best solutions in terms of sustainability, functionality, aesthetics, and cost.

Source: Baruffi Composites, press release, 2020-11-04.

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