Honeywell today announced a new reusable, three-dimensional knitted face cover with replaceable filters for everyday use.
The Honeywell Dual-Layer Face
Cover incorporates Honeywell's decades of expertise producing
respiratory-protection products. The new face covering features an innovative
3D knit design that contours to the wearer's face and is made with a washable
material, making it easy to clean.
The face cover also has a
hidden pocket that securely holds a Honeywell protective filter made with
melt-blown polypropylene, which is similar to the material used in the
construction of N95s masks.1 The replaceable filter can block up to
97% of 3.0-micron-sized particles (BFE) and 0.1-micron-sized particles (PFE).
"Honeywell has vast
experience in developing respiratory innovations for industrial workers and
first responders, and we have leveraged that expertise to bring the Dual-Layer
Face Cover to market," said Praveen Reddy,
president of Honeywell's personal protective equipment business. "When
social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, people want a protective
face covering that is comfortable, easy-to-clean, stylish and manufactured by
an industry-leading safety technology provider."
The face covering's base layer
features a seamless, 3D knit construction using polyester, nylon and cotton and
provides four-way stretch, minimizing gaps and enhancing comfort. It has a
contoured design with adjustable ear straps, a flexible nose clip and
ventilation holes for enhanced comfort, function and breathability for most
adult face shapes and sizes.
In addition to the new reusable
face covers, Honeywell also offers individual Safety Packs for people attending
sporting events, traveling or visiting public places. The resealable,
easy-to-open kits include a disposable face mask, gloves and wipes.
These new safety products are
part of Honeywell's strategic initiative to quickly develop and deploy
solutions to help important sectors of the global economy recover and to help
protect people as we return to public spaces. Honeywell also increased
production of N95 face masks globally to help protect frontline healthcare
workers, emergency responders and governments in responding to COVID-19.
To learn more and purchase the
Honeywell Safety Packs and Dual-Layer Face Covers and replacement filters,
please visit: ppe.honeywell.com.
1Note: Not FDA
approved, not tested against COVID-19, and not intended for medical use.
2Filter material tested by external labs, as per testing
requirements of ASTM F2100-19.