XERALIFE PRODUCTS FOR AIR
Germ Decontaminator Masks

In a time of flu pandemics, you want to have the best protection available. Xeralife medical grade, surgical masks have proven their worth from hospital operating rooms to every day use in public.

With a Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of 99% compared to other three ply and molded face masks with BFE ratings of 85% to 92% (1), with Xeralife surgical masks has been proven by the Biomedical Science Association (BMSA) in Japan to be effective against all forms of Influenza, including Avian flu and Swine flu.

(1) Reference: “the relationship of fabric properties and BFE for selected surgical face masks. By K. Leonas and C. Jones, Journal of textile and apparel technology and management; volume 3, issue 2, fall 2003

Xeralife mask benefits

  • Prevents infection
  • Avoids germ cross-contamination
  • Alleviates allergy and respiratory infections
  • Protects against present and future flu pandemics
  • Avoids the use of harmful chemicals
  • Eliminates odors

Features and Specifications

Features Absorbs and decomposes organic contaminants including: viruses, bacteria, fungi, mold as well as odors and VOCs
Standard Medical grade
Specification 4 ply structure
Material used
(starting from user end and moving towards exterior of mask)
Layer 1: Spunbound fabric
Layer 2: Xeralife filter
Layer 3: Meltblow fabric (PET)
Layer 4: Thermal bonded fabric Polypropylene (PP)
Band: Nylon and PP

Suggested usages

Medical
  • Emergency services
  • Operating rooms
  • Intensive care units
  • Isolation wards
  • Nursing homes
  • Nurseries
  • Doctors, Dentist and Veterinarian offices
  • Medical laboratories
Businesses
  • Research laboratories
  • Sterile processing
  • Clean rooms
Institutions
  • Day care centers
  • Schools
  • Universities
Private
  • In home cross contamination protection
  • Outside infection prevention

User Precautions

  • One time usage up to 24 hours
  • Dispose of mask properly to avoid cross-contamination
  • Do not wash
  • Not effective against noxious fumes and toxic dust

Storage

  • Keep away from direct sunlight
  • Best stored below 40% relative humidity and below 30°C
  • Retention period 3 years
  • Note: discoloration will not affect effectiveness

Summary of independent laboratory testing

  • Biocompatibility
  • Description International Test Standard Laboratory Study # Results Comments
    Cytotoxicity - Agar Overlay ISO10993 Nelson Pass No diffusable components that cause any harmful effects on animal cells
    Irritation - Primary Skin ISO10993 Nelson Negligible irritant Causes no irritation when worn against the skin
    Sensitisation - Buehler Method ISO10993 Nelson No abnormal clinical signs Causes no sensitisation when worn against the skin

  • Filtration of Micro-organisms and particulates
  • Description International Test Standard Laboratory Study # Results Comments
    Bacterial Filtration EN14683 Nelson #477323 99.9% Filters > 99.9% of airborne bacteria
    Viral Filtration ASTM F2101 Nelson #477322 99.8% Filters 99.8% of airborne viruses
    01 μm Latex Particulate Filtrations ASTM F2299 Nelson #477326 97% @ 0.1 μm Filters particulates 0.1 microns such as dust mites, pet dander, pollen and air pollutants
    Breathability (differe ntialpressure) EN14683 Nelson #477323 2.65mmH2O/cm2 Based on FDA scale relating breathing resistance to comfort, a differential pressure drop of 2.0-3.0 is considered low

  • Microbial - Contact kill rates of live pathogens
  • Description International Test Standard Laboratory Study # Results Comments
    Virucidal Efficacy Evaluation by direct contact kill ATCC CCL-34 Microbiotest #696-101 > 99.8% Human A Influenza Virus @ 2 Hours Test used to evaluate highest risk respiratory pathogen H1N1 (swine flu)

  • Mask Physical performance parameters
  • Description International Test Standard Laboratory Study # Results Comments
    Fluid resistance EN14683 (ASTM 1862) Nelson #477327 pass @ 120 mmHg Achieves resistance against fluid splashes equivalent to an arterial spurt @ 120 mHg systolic blood pressure
    Flammability 16 CFR 1610 Nelson #477318 Class 1, no flame spread No flame spread