The Pure-MSK mask, a PPE mask that is lighter than a sheet of paper, is now available from Nano Air Mask. The mask is FDA-cleared and made from nanofiber, one of the most technologically-advanced filtration and air permeable materials available, according to Nano Air Mask.

The company says the mask offers more protection than lightweight DIY face coverings or cloth masks and more comfort than traditional N95s that are double the weight and triple the thickness.

Manufactured from nanofiber material, the Pure-MSK filters out more than 95% of particulate matter that are the size of 0.3 microns or larger, according to the company. One nanofiber strand (0.1 microns) is 1,000 times smaller than a strand of human hair (100 microns), enabling Pure-MSK’s mask to block out harmful contaminants such as pollutants, smoke, allergens, aerosols, bacteria, and even water, while allowing for relatively unobstructed airflow through the mask.

Nano Air Mask is the exclusive distributor of the Pure-MSK, and co-founders Jonathan Malveaux and David Sajous say the company is ready to meet the demands of COVID-19 infection control efforts with American-made masks sold and distributed directly to frontline healthcare workers, businesses, and the public.

“Having spent several decades traveling back and forth from Asia, we saw first-hand the stark difference in preparedness and access to personal protective equipment (PPE) between the US and countries in Southeast Asia,” co-Founder Jonathan Malveaux said. “It was clear to us from Day One of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China that the US would be unprepared to meet the demand for PPE as we looked to face an inevitable outbreak. We also saw the disproportionate impact the pandemic was having on the Latinx and Black community, particularly in neighborhoods like the South Bronx where I was born and raised. We could not stand idle and simply watch these communities get ravaged by the coronavirus and not have adequate face masks to help keep them safe. That’s why we have been working 24/7 to build domestic capacity to directly distribute millions of masks to those in need.”

“We’re excited to bring American-made Pure-MSK masks to market and make them available within the US,” said David Sajous, co-Founder of Nano Air. “Southeast Queens has always been my second home, and it was hit especially hard because a lot of our essential workers come from neighborhoods just like that, and those workers didn’t have access to quality PPE. Our goal is to offer a trusted and viable solution to address the current shortage of proper face masks that will help slow the spread of COVID-19, avoid such supply issues in the future, and create a culture of protection for businesses and the general public.”

The masks are manufactured by Nano Filter Inc, which is based in Long Beach, CA. “It was clear that Nano Air was the best partner for Nano Filter to achieve its goal of introducing and delivering high performance face masks into the US market,” said Carl Jung, CFO, Nano Filter.