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NexTex launches high-performance three layer facial covering fabric

ParticleScreen fabric technology developed for facial coverings can be comfortably worn for extended use and while being active.

24th November 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Atlanta, GA, USA

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Atlanta, Georgia based NexTex Innovations has announced the launch of its ParticleScreen fabric technology developed for facial coverings that can be comfortably worn for extended use and while being active. ParticleScreen is a patent-pending, 3-layer fabric system that is said to deliver superior blocking against airborne particles while keeping its wearers comfortable for prolonged periods of time. 

NexTex, an Atlanta-based textile technology developer that builds strategic partnerships with brands, entrepreneurs and manufacturers to bring textile innovations to market, rapidly responded to this challenge and created a customized, high-performance facial covering fabric technology.

“As the coronavirus pandemic has progressed, one of the chief complaints from consumers is that facial coverings are uncomfortable,” said Chad Lawrence, NexTex’s CEO. “This presents a dilemma for the user:  if a mask or facial covering is uncomfortable, they’re more likely not to wear it for as long or at all. ParticleScreen fabric technology provides a breathable, particle-blocking solution while keeping the skin around your face dry and temperature regulated. The fabric development process – from concept to commercial availability – took under six months, which was remarkable.”

ParticleScreen fabric technology is made with NexTex’s TurboDry technology, a unique fabric that is said to keep users’ skin significantly drier than regular wicking materials. Its patent-pending, one-way moisture transport process produces comfort and drying speeds unlike any material on the market, NexTex says. When used for facial coverings, a 3-layer defence is created by combining a TurboDry inner layer against the skin, a proprietary film in the middle, and an outer layer, which can optionally be treated to have durable water-repellent and antimicrobial properties. This unique construction means ParticleScreen fabrics block particles on par with the most advanced, non-medical facial coverings, the company adds.

“NexTex is very nimble and strategic in how we approach our business,” said Lawrence. “We quickly responded to consumer needs, and with our excellent fabric technology partner, we were able to make ParticleScreen fabric technology available to the market in record time.”

ParticleScreen facial coverings are washable and reusable, making them among the most sustainable masks on the market, concludes NexTex. The fabrics used in the masks are also bluesign and Oeko-Tex certified.

www.particlescreen.com

www.turbodry.com

NexTex Website

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