KPS launches graphene-enhanced face masks

KPS launches graphene-enhanced face masks

KPS PPE Protects, part of KPS Automotive, has added Versarien’s plc’s (LSE:VRS) graphene-enhanced face masks to its offering.

The protective face masks feature a coated layer utilising Polygrene, a graphene-based material featuring Nanene, said to be the world’s only independently verified graphene product certified by The Graphene Council.

KPS PPE Protects joins PPE Defends Limited, the launch partner for Versarien plc’s line of face masks, as a distribution partner for these PPE technologies.

Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien, said: “Our new graphene enhanced mask is just one example of Polygrene’s versatility and the high-quality design specifications that can be met using the material.”

Initial availability will be of an FFP2/KN95 rated mask, designed to help provide enhanced protection against airborne bacteria and to minimise the spread of viral infections. It is also re-usable and washable.

The mask meets the BS EN 149:2001+A1:2009 standard for respiratory protective devices, with its antibacterial performance certified according to GB/T 20944.2.2007 and its anti-viral performance certified according to ISO 18184:2014 (E). The mask also meets the guidelines as issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

KPS PPE Protects will be adding further products based on referenceable Science and Technology to its distribution portfolio over the coming weeks.

Steve Blake, Sales Director at KPS PPE Protects, commented: “We have been working hard now for some time to identify the very best products available and Versarien’s face mask is very much the Best of Breed. Using graphene is a game-changer, and we are very happy to offer this British technology and its protective properties where everyone can benefit from its protective properties.”

Robert Cottingham, Global Sales Director / CTO of PPE Defends, added: “These are unprecedented times and we have worked incredibly hard to produce this outstanding and certified mask and I am delighted to be announcing KPS Automotive Parts Ltd., subsidiary KPS PPE Protects as a new distribution partner. We look forward to working closely with KPS PPE Protects to ensure their customers have access to British technology at its best, giving everyone piece of mind and freedom to travel and work safely.”

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