BioMask™ Procedural Mask - ASTM Level 1 (Bulk Order)
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.
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.
* 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 6.89% in 45 days. The biodegradation rates may change based on the landfill conditions present.
We put together a handy guide that can help you compare and choose the mask that best suits your needs.