NexTex Innovations announced the launch of ParticleScreen fabric technology developed for face coverings that can be worn for extended use and while being active.

ParticleScreen is a patent-pending, three-layer fabric system that blocks airborne particles while keeping wearers comfortable for prolonged periods of time.

NexTex, based in Atlanta, GA, is a textile technology developer that builds partnerships with brands, entrepreneurs and manufacturers to bring customized textile innovations to market.

“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.”

ParticleScreen fabric, made with NexTex’s TurboDry technology, keeps users’ skin drier than most wicking material. Its patent-pending, one-way moisture transport process offers quick dry time. As a face covering, the three-layer fabric combines a TurboDry inner layer against the skin, a proprietary film in the middle, and an outer layer, which canbe treated to have durable water-repellant and antimicrobial properties.

ParticleScreen facial coverings are washable and reusable. The fabrics used in the masks are bluesign and Oeko-Tex certified.

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