The Soxytoes mask gives 4 layers of protection against coronavirus. Our unique replaceable melt blown filter, makes the mask washable and reusable. This means Soxytoes masks are effectively 2.5x cheaper than other masks, costing only Rs. 4/use. With our silver based antiviral technology, the Soxytoes mask protects better.
The mask certified as per ISO, GMP, FDA and CE standards, so that you can breathe easy.
The Soxytoes masks are full sized and effectively cover the nose and mouth which is necessary for adequate protection.
The mask is designed be breathable without the use of valves, since use of masks with valves are absolutely unsafe during Covid times.
The 4 layers work in continuous combination, protecting both the wearer and others.
The outer layer is made from breathable cambric weave cotton to filter droplets carrying infectious particles and is infused with silver based antiviral protection.
This antivirus protection lasts for 50 washes. Assuming that the mask is used 25 times each month and is washed after each use, this means that the mask can be used 50 times, replacing the need for 50 single use masks.
The second layer is also made from breathable cambric weave cotton to further filter droplets.
The third layer is a removable melt blown filter medium – an extremely fine mesh of synthetic polymer fibers that allow the wearer to breathe while reducing the inflow of infectious particles
This layer is removable for washing purposes since washing destroys the efficacy of the melt blown filter
This melt blown filter can be used about 25 times before it needs to be replaced. Each Soxytoes mask is sold with an extra melt blown filter. This means that the mask can be used 50 times, replacing the need for 50 single use masks.
The inner layer is also made from breathable cambric weave cotton to further filter droplets.
The quick-drying nature and soft feel of the cotton fabric makes it comfortable on the mouth and nose.
Melt extrusion is a process whereby a polypropylene melt is extruded through small nozzles surrounded by high speed blowing gas. Spun bond and melt blown nonwoven webs are formed from the collection of continuous filaments produced by melt extrusion processes on a conveyor belt.
Spun bond – melt blown – spun bond (SMS) fabrics are frequently used in filtration applications and have a number of desirable properties that include Bacterial barrier, Filtering, Sterility and Strength.
However, these fabrics are not washable since washing damages the fibers, making it easier for particles to pass through.
Masks that claim to be washable either (a) happily ignore the fact that washing mask filter media can drastically reduce effectiveness, or (b) they are simple cotton masks without filters, which means they are far less effective.
Soxytoes safe masks have a unique removable melt blown filter layer which means that the un-washable melt blown filter can be removed, the mask can be washed and dried, and then the melt blown filter can be re-inserted.
The Soxytoes mask can be machine washed with soap, and dried in a dryer, as required.
This antivirus protection on the mask lasts for 50 washes. Assuming 25 washes per month, the mask can be used for two months, effectively replacing the need for 50 single-use masks.
This filter media is removable and should be removed before washing the mask, since washing destroys the efficacy of the melt blown filter.
The filter can then re-inserted after the mask has been washed and dried.
Wash your hands before touching your mask
Make sure it covers your nose and mouth and fits comfortably around your face
Wash your mask after every use
Each filter lasts for about 30 days - please replace the filter once it becomes dirty (i.e. greyish in colour)
These are 4 ply masks - three cotton layers and a melt-blown filter layer
This pack contains an extra filter
This antivirus protection on the Soxytoes mask lasts for 50 washes.
Assuming that the mask is used 25 times each month and is washed after each use, this means that the mask can be used 50 times.
Similarly, the replaceable melt blown filter in the Soxytoes masks can be used about 25 times before it needs to be replaced. Each Soxytoes mask is sold with an extra melt blown filter. This again means that the mask can be used 50 times.
Therefore the Soxytoes mask can effectively replace 50 conventional single use masks.
A standard 3-ply conventional single use mask, with melt blown filter costs at least Rs. 10 per mask.(Note: Cheaper options are available, but there are poor quality masks with less than 3 layers or using simple non-woven filter rather than the specified melt blown filter. These masks are ineffective and should not be used.)
Studies have shown that textiles that are in regular contact with hands can contribute to the spread of viruses & pathogens. Silaide™ imparts antiviral property to the treated textile substrate.
The Soxytoes mask is super safe because the fabric is treated with Silaide TM antiviral technology which destroys viruses thus effectively interrupting chains of infection.
Silaide TM Antiviral technology is tested under AATCC 100 method, modified for viruses, and shows 99.99% reduction of virus even after 50 washes
Size (and fit) matters !!!
Our face masks are full sized and effectively protect the nose and mouth. The mask covers the sides of the face, and tucks under the chin.
Soxytoes safe masks are tight enough to prevent frequent repositioning - fitting firmly, yet comfortably, against the skin.
Unsafe masks leave large uncovered portions on the sides of the face, and don’t tuck under the chin. Such unsafe masks should be avoided.
Little plastic valves, known as one-way valves, are used in anti pollution masks. However, in a healthcare setting, such as for protection during covid times, these masks are unacceptable.
This is because such masks filter air ONLY when you inhale, and it expels air in a strong steady jet when you exhale so you’ll infect others if you’re an asymptomatic carrier.
Valved masks are advertised frequently online and often look both functional and fashionable. The buyer, meanwhile, probably doesn’t know they defeat the intended purpose — to protect other people.
The Soxytoes safe mask, without a valve, shows you care about other people’s health, too.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend that the general public wear N95 respirators to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including coronavirus (COVID-19). Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for health care workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cloth masks for the public to prevent the spread of covid-19. A few layers of cotton prevent most of the potentially infectious respiratory droplets from escaping into the air around you, and they are also much cooler than the form-fitting N95 respirators.