BioMask™ Procedural Masks - ASTM Level 1
BioMask™ Procedural Masks - ASTM Level 1
BioMask™ Procedural Masks - ASTM Level 1
BioMask™ Procedural Masks - ASTM Level 1
BioMask™ Procedural Masks - ASTM Level 1
BioMask™ Procedural Masks - ASTM Level 1
BioMask™ Procedural Masks - ASTM Level 1
BioMask™ Procedural Masks - ASTM Level 1
BioMask™ Procedural Masks - ASTM Level 1

BioMask™ Procedural Masks - ASTM Level 1

Regular price$18.49
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  • ASTM F2100-20 Compliant
  • Manufactured in Canada
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Free shipping over $100

** All Rapid Tests are FINAL SALE - we cannot offer cancellations or refunds after your order has shipped. We appreciate your patience and understanding. **

All orders from The Canadian Shield are fulfilled in 3-5 business days from our facility in Waterloo, Ontario (unless otherwise specified for product pre-orders). Please allow 5-10 business days for orders to arrive. All orders will be accompanied with a tracking number at the time of fulfillment. Shipping costs are calculated at checkout.

**HOLIDAY SHUTDOWN**: Please be advised that local curbside pick up will be unavailable between December 24th and January 2nd. 

Our team has worked extremely hard over the past few months and we'd like to give them some well-deserved time off. If you're placing an order for local pickup, please plan to pick up your order either before December 24th or after January 2nd. We thank you for your patience and understanding. 

 

All orders from The Canadian Shield are now available for Pickup in Waterloo, ON.

At checkout:

  • Choose 'Local Pickup' as your delivery method
  • Complete checkout

After Order Confirmation:

  • You'll receive an order confirmation email to confirm your purchase
  • Please wait until your receive a second email notification confirming your order is ready for pickup (this can take 1-3 business days).

Once you receive the Pickup Notification:

  • Once you receive the 'order is ready for pickup' email notification, you're good to head to our location.
  • Local Curbside Pickup Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM (excluding holidays)
  • 640 Bridge Street West, Waterloo, ON (Back of the building)

Upon Arrival for Local Curbside Pickup:

  • Use the entrance off of Labrador Drive. Park in a designated curbside pickup parking spot.
  • Call the phone number listed on the sign to let us know you've arrived. Have your order # ready.
  • Remain in your vehicle, we will bring your order to you. Please have your trunk open and accessible.

After you pickup your order:

  • After you pick up your order, you'll receive a separate email notification confirming the order has been fulfilled and picked up.

Thank you for taking the time to read our Ecommerce Order Agreement Terms & Conditions. We’ll do our best to keep this as short and simple as possible. This agreement is put in place to protect both the buyer and seller, as well as clearly define what will and will not be covered as part of your ecommerce transaction.

By placing an order online with The Canadian Shield, you acknowledge and agree that...

Returns, Warranties, and Exchanges

Due to the nature of PPE products and Rapid Tests, The Canadian Shield cannot offer returns or exchanges on any product after it has left our facility. If you receive product that is damaged or appears to have a warranty issue, please contact us right away and we will be happy to resolve that issue.

In other words, all sales are final.

Shipping & Fulfillment Timelines

The Canadian Shield will fulfill all online orders within the stated fulfilment timeline, however, external factors with third-party delivery services may result in shipment delays. The Canadian Shield will make every effort to work with you as the customer and the delivery service, however once a package leaves our facility, we cannot guarantee the delivery date.

Currently, the immense flooding in British Columbia has caused significant damage to cities and roadways, which has ultimately halted ground shipments to certain parts of the province. We are working with our delivery service reps to find a solution to this issue ASAP. However, if you are ordering to a location affected by the flooding, it is very likely your shipment will be delayed.

Wrong Address Policy

If you’ve entered the incorrect shipping address at checkout, you will still have the chance to update it using the 'Update Address' button located in the order confirmation window, as well as, at the bottom of the order confirmation email. However, please understand that if your order has already shipped, you will be unable to update the shipping address. 

If your order has shipped with the wrong shipping address, you will need to contact the shipping provider directly (either UPS of Canada Post). While it's not guaranteed, they may be able reroute the shipment to the correct address for you (additional fees may apply). 

The Canadian Shield will not reship any orders if the wrong address has been inputted by the customer at checkout. We get it, mistakes happen. So we kindly ask you as the customer to carefully review your shipping address at checkout and if you need to make a change, please use the method described above. 

Rapid Tests

In Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, the current guidance is that properly trained individuals may perform self-swabbing. Before Rapid Testing kits can be purchased, the following training materials and documents must be reviewed:

  • BTNX COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Testing Device Instructional Video
  • BTNX Rapid Response Product Manual
  • BTNX Rapid Response Procedure Card

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate knowledge, skills and judgement to perform the test.

Order Cancellation

In the event you’ve changed your mind and would like to cancel your order, you’ll need to contact us right away. We’ll have your order cancelled and refunded onto the payment method used at checkout.

However, if your order has already shipped out, we are unfortunately unable to cancel or refund the order. Due to the nature of PPE and rapid tests, we cannot accept returns of products, even if you haven’t received the shipment yet. This is simply because 1, we cannot reroute a shipment once it has left our facility, and 2, even if you try to return the product to us, we cannot guarantee it has not been tampered with.

For more details, please careful read the ‘Returns, Exchanges, and Warranties’ policy listed above.

The Canadian Shield offers wholesale and bulk pricing discounts for select larger order quantities. To find out if your order qualifies for a bulk pricing discount, please submit a bulk order inquiry for a custom quote. 

Wholesale & Bulk Order Quantities: 

  • Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests - 1,000+ tests
  • Masks & Respirators - 1,000+ units
  • Face Shields - 10,000+ units

BioMask™ Procedural Mask - ASTM Level 1 (50/Box)

The Canadian Shield’s BioMask™ is a biodegradable* medical-grade procedural face mask that can break down in the landfill.

The BioMask aims to offer an environmentally conscious alternative to disposable medical-grade face masks, thereby helping to reduce the massive environmental footprint left behind by medical PPE waste.

The BioMask has also been tested to comply with ASTM F2100-20 requirements for medical-grade face masks.

FEATURES

  • Same Form, Same Function: The BioMask™ provides the same coverage, form, and function as traditional face masks, but in a biodegradable* format.
  • Full Coverage: Our pleated design offers full coverage of the nose and mouth. Added nose stiffener offers a tight seal to minimize gaps.
  • No Special Processing: The BioMask is disposed of the same way as traditional face masks. The biodegradation* process takes place when the BioMask reaches the landfill.
  • Complies with ASTM F2100-20 Level 1 requirements

HOW IT WORKS

The BioMask proprietary blend of nonwoven biodegradable material is made by incorporating an additive during the manufacturing process. Once in the landfill, the BioMaskTM is exposed to microbes and enzymes which begin to eat away at the treated plastic.

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • The BioMask is made with latex-free, fibreglass-free, and graphene-free materials
  • Earloops are made of 70% polyester and 30% spandex
  • Nosebridge is made of plastic-coated steel
  • Biodegradation testing performed on the nonwoven mask body does not include the nosebridge or earloops

    * Biodegradation rates of the BioMask™ nonwoven material measured according to the ASTM D5511-18 standard. The BioMask™, excluding the earloops and nosebridge, has been tested to biodegrade 6.5% in 45 days. The biodegradation rates may change based on the landfill conditions present.

     

    The Canadian Shield BioMask - Biodegradable, Medical-Grade Procedural Face Mask - ASTM Level 1, Level 2, Level 3

    Since the start of COVID-19, it's estimated that tens of millions of single-use face masks are disposed of in Canada each day.

    Polypropylene, which is the most commonly-used material in disposable face masks, can take hundreds of years to degrade in a landfill.

    The Canadian Shield BioMask - Biodegradable, Medical-Grade Procedural Face Mask - ASTM Level 1, Level 2, Level 3

    The BioMask™ is an ASTM F2100-20 face mask that can degrade in the landfill.

    The BioMask™ nonwoven material is made by incorporating a proprietary additive during the manufacturing process, making it anaerobically biodegradable*.

    The Canadian Shield BioMask - Biodegradable, Medical-Grade Procedural Face Mask - ASTM Level 1, Level 2, Level 3

    The biodegradation* of the BioMask™ occurs when the nonwoven material is exposed to microbes and enzymes in a landfill, which begin to eat away at the treated plastic.

    The anaerobic biodegradability* allows the BioMask™ to break down below the surface of the landfill, without the presence of oxygen.

    The Details

    * Biodegradation rates of the BioMask™ nonwoven material measured according to the ASTM D5511-18 standard. The BioMask™, excluding the earloops and nosebridge, has been tested to biodegrade 6.5% in 45 days. The biodegradation rates may change based on the landfill conditions present.

    Please visit the FAQ section at the bottom of this page for more information. 

    The Canadian Shield BioMask - Biodegradable, Medical-Grade Procedural Face Mask - ASTM Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
    The Canadian Shield BioMask - Biodegradable, Medical-Grade Procedural Face Mask - ASTM Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
    WHAT MAKES THE BIOMASK™ DIFFERENT?

    • Biodegradable*: A proprietary additive in the mask's nonwoven material makes it biodegradable.

    • Medical-grade (ASTM): The BioMask™ is certified to meet the ASTM F2100-20 standard for medical face masks.

    • Anaerobic: The anaerobic biodegradability of the BioMask™ allows for degradation in the landfill.

    The Canadian Shield - Biodegradable, ASTM Medical-Grade Face Mask - Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
    BioMask™ Product Collateral & Resources

    What the BioMask™ is and how it works.

    BioMask™ FAQs

    The goal of biodegradable face masks is to lessen the impact of plastic on our environment as a result of PPE medical-waste. By creating the BioMask™, we're able to offer an environmentally conscious alternative to traditional disposable masks that's biodegradable*.  

    The BioMask™ body consists of 3 layers of our proprietary biodegradable* nonwoven material. While it’s our end goal to create a face mask that is 100% biodegradable, at the moment, the earloops and nose bridge of the mask are not made with biodegradable materials.  

    Even without a complete breakdown of the entire mask, a biodegradable mask body is a nontrivial way to achieve a reduction in the amount of landfill space required to dispose of single-use face masks. Considering the significant increase in the use of disposable face masks both at a national or global level, this is a large step in the right direction for our environment. 

    You can dispose of a BioMask™ the same way you would dispose of a traditional face mask - in the garbage. The BioMask™ proprietary blend of nonwoven material is made by incorporating an additive during the manufacturing process. Once in the landfill, the BioMask™ is exposed to microbes and enzymes which begin to eat away at the treated plastic.

    Yes! The proprietary additive used in the BioMask™ is incorporated during the manufacturing process of the nonwoven material, which makes up the mask body. This finished nonwoven material, with the additive, has been tested and passes biocompatibility requirements for ISO 10993. In simple terms, this means that the BioMask™, and the additive used to manufacture it, is safe for use on the human face.

    The BioMask™ is not a compostable face mask. The BioMask™ is designed to degrade anaerobically, meaning without oxygen. Once in the landfill, the BioMask™ is exposed to microbes and enzymes which begin to eat away at the treated plastic due to the proprietary additive in the material. In contrast, compostable face masks would rely on aerobic, or aboveground, decomposition, where oxygen can freely reach the waste in order to help it decompose.

    Anaerobic biodegradation refers to the ability of the polypropylene material to breakdown without the presence of oxygen. In landfills, where waste is compacted layer upon layer, it can be difficult for oxygen to reach below the surface. The anaerobic properties of the BioMask™ provide the key components required for biodegradability in the landfill, which is where the majority of disposable PPE ends up.

    ASTM stands for the American Society for Testing and Materials. It is the governing body that sets the requirements for all sorts of products, including medical-grade face masks which fall under the ASTM F2100 standard.

    Biodegradation rates of the BioMask™ nonwoven material measured according to the ASTM D5511-18 standard. The BioMask™, excluding the earloops and nosebridge, has been tested to biodegrade 6.5% in 45 days. The biodegradation rates may change based on the landfill conditions present.

    Nonwoven refers to the type of process used to manufacture certain types of materials. Compared to ‘woven’ material such as cotton, polyester or other fabrics, nonwoven material is made up of long and short fibres which are bonded together instead of being intertwined or woven together. 

    1 Nsikak U. Benson, David E. Bassey, Thavamani Palanisami, COVID pollution: impact of COVID-19 pandemic on global plastic waste footprint, Heliyon, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2021, e06343, ISSN 2405-8440, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06343

    2 Arutchelvi, J & Muniyasamy, Sudhakar & Arkatkar, Ambika & Doble, Mukesh & Bhaduri, Sumit & Uppara, Parasu. (2008). Biodegradation of polyethylene and polypropylene. Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 7. 9-22
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228090462_Biodegradation_of_polyethylene_and_polypropylene

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