ALL ABOUT AIRBAND®
AIRBAND® is committed to creating innovative, practical and sustainable solutions to mitigate personal respiratory issues and other adverse effects caused by climate change and population growth.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Nick Graham, COO (Chief Oxygen Officer) of AIRBAND®, founded the company in February 2020. Graham was also the founder of Joe Boxer and numerous other brands. AIRBAND® is collaboration between Graham and Global Brands Group, one of the world’s leading branded apparel, footwear and brand management companies.
WHERE DOES THE NAME “AIRBAND” COME FROM?
AIRBAND® derives its name from the Troposhere, the 6.5 mile band of breathable air that encircles the earth. The troposphere is the lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere, and contains 75% of the atmosphere's mass and 99% of the total mass of water vapour and air.
In perspective, 6.5 miles is the same distance from Wall Street to Central Park. With 7.6 billion people living within that thin band, understanding the future of air and exploring the science of breathing is what AIRBAND® is all about.
AIRBAND® produces 3-Ply gaiters and masks for Adults and Kids that have an outer-layer fabric made from anti-microbial polyester and spandex, a middle layer with a built-in RX9 nanofiber membrane filter and an inner layer of soft breathable mesh.
PRODUCT FEATURESEach 3-ply mask and gaiter comes with
- Built-in RX9 Nanofiber Filtration
- 93% Polyester, 7% Elastane, Anti-Microbial
- 3-Ply Construction
- No Fog Nose Bar<
- 50x Hand Wash Without removing filter
- Mechanically stops smog, smoke and particulates (PM2.5, PM1.0)
- 24 hour between washes, 600 hours wear ability
AIRBAND® RX9 Filtration Membrane fabric has been tested to a standard that demonstrates that it can mechanically stop smog (PM2.5, PM1.0) dust, pollen, mites, spores, and liquids in laboratory conditions. AIRBAND® RX9 results of the Filtration Membrane fabric when used as a filter against COVID-19 in this mask have not been tested. Testing results are available on airbandmask.com/technology
Washing the filter can affect performance over time– hand wash gently and recommended not use after 50 washes.
WHAT IS RX9 NANOFIBER?AIRBAND® uses the RX9 Nanofiber filtration membrane with extremely dense web technology that mechanically filters particulates. Nanofiber mechanical filtration is a superior form of technology that is more durable and lasts much longer than electrostatic/melt-blown filtration common in most masks. Effectiveness can change according to use and wear conditions.
NANOFIBER FILTRATION VS MELT-BLOWN FILTRATION
Duration of Efficacy: Nanofiber lasts 24 hours between washes and maintains its efficacy for 600 hours. Melt-blown filters lose 65% of their efficacy within 25 minutes of use due to humidity caused by breathing and are designed to be discarded after one use.
Filtration Properties: Nanofiber filters 10-100 times smaller particles than melt-blown microfibers.
Surface Area:Nanofiber has a very large surface area thereby improving filter efficiency.
Usability:Melt-blown filters are recommended not to be washed and to be only for single use; Nanofiber filters can be reused up to 50 times with no loss of efficacy.
Drying Time: Nanofiber takes 10 minutes to dry; where as melt-blown filters take 3 hours to dry.
COLLABORATIONS & AIRBAND®
AIRBAND® is working with healthcare workers, firefighters, scientists, environmental groups and other big thinkers in an ongoing process to deliver the highest quality filtration products as well as out of the box thinking. We would like to collaborate with others so we want people to reach out.
BILL NYE & AIRBAND®
The Bill Nye collection was designed and developed in collaboration with Bill Nye. The collection of AIRBAND® Masks and Gaiters reflects not only Bill's unique style but also his love for all things science. Bill Nye will be donating his proceeds to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington's School of Medicine.
CORE & AIRBAND®
AIRBAND® is also partnering with “CORE” a non-profit founded by Sean Penn working in partnership with cities around the country to provide free drive-through testing for high-risk individuals. By increasing free and easy access to testing, CORE believes the surge on healthcare providers can be mitigated and lives will be saved.
NOT FOR MEDICAL USE. AIRBAND® IS NOT A MEDICAL DEVICE AND NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES. THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR GENERAL PURPOSE FILTRATION CONTROL AND DOES NOT ELIMINATE THE RISK OF CONTRACTING ANY DISEASE OR INFECTION.