Coanda Partners with LabTestedMasks.com to create consumer awareness
Posted on December 17, 2020 Physical Modelling
Coanda has been named the official testing partner for LabTestedMasks.com, the online marketplace for face masks that have undergone standardized tests. The testing helps consumers make more informed choices when purchasing non-medical PPE.
The Coanda team initially brought together scientists and engineers to design a fit-for-purpose apparatus for testing masks earlier this year. As previously reported in the Calgary Herald, Coanda responded to a request from Calgary-based mask manufacturer Canadian Zodiac, who were seeking an independent evaluation of their products.
Coanda has continued to develop and refine the apparatus in the subsequent months to ensure the equipment produces clear and repeatable results. The revised apparatus now incorporates the latest measurement technology.
The evolving regulations related to non-medical masks have also been considered (European CWA 17550:2020 guideline). In addition, to help the consumer easily digest the technical data, Coanda has developed a grading system based upon the test results, rating fabric filtration effectiveness and breathability on a 1-5 scale.
LabTestedMask.com’s focus is transparency. Consumers have access to the test results to make an informed decision. The test process developed by Coanda is openly available for review on the LabTestedMasks.com site.
Sales of masks are open to both the general public as well as corporate entities, government agencies and NGOs
Mask manufacturers who are interested in joining the LabTestedMasks.com marketplace should contact them directly via their website.