MaskSave®  Technology

Learn about the sophisticated technology and preparation that goes into our elegant MaskSave® Masks.

the technology

High-performance, medical-grade fabric with HealthGuard® Permanent Antimicrobial Treatment

Each of our MaskSave® Masks is treated with HealthGuard® Permanent Antimicrobial Treatment. All HealthGuard® treatments are fully Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) compliant, manufactured using European Union Article 95 approved ingredients. HealthGuard® is a patented intelligent biotech solution by HealthGuard Corporation Pty. Ltd, an Australian biotech company established since 1990 and is the world leader in innovative disease prevention.

Our MaskSave® Generation 2 Masks have 3-layer filtration system. The outer protective layer is waterproof and dust-resistant. The filtering middle layer is made of 100% medical-grade, treated cotton. The next-to-skin layer is specifically designed to be exceptionally soft to be worn against the skin. Our masks’ treated fabric is also designed to wick away moisture from the skin. Maskwearer’s comfort is largely determined by what’s happening “next-to-skin”. In warm weather, if moisture is allowed to remain you feel a bothersome clamminess. In cooler temperatures this same moisture becomes chilling – robbing you of precious body heat. MaskSave® Masks technology’s “temperature regulating” mastery over moisture accumulation comes from its hydrophobic (moisture-hating) layer and hydrophilic (moisture-loving) layer. This combination creates a 2-Zone Comfort Lining resulting in a push-pull effect that deploys perspiration away from skin.

The lining material MaskSave® Masks uses in all of our masks features a unique three layer knit construction. When combined with adjustable silicon knots for a proper fit of the masks, they provide effective filtration for allergens, dust, a variety of bacteria, mould spores, and dander, and help protect against airborne effluents resulting from sneezes and coughs.

HealthGuard® Permanent Antimicrobial Treatment

Our permanent antimicrobial treatment shield uses a  unique chemical technology that can be applied to a material, making it anti-microbial active. This treatment permanently bonds (polymerizes) with the substrate and will not leach or diminish overtime. The technology relies on the coating remaining affixed to the substrate – killing microorganisms as they contact the treated surface.

HealthGuard® Permanent Antimicrobial Treatment becomes part of a new surface – a surface that is highly resistant to microbial attack. Unlike all other conventional antimicrobials, our permanent antimicrobial treatment does not leach, diffuse, migrate, volatilise, or otherwise leave the surface to which it has been applied. The result is an extraordinary safety and efficacy profile unmatched by other products. The incorporation of our antimicrobial treatment, and its remarkable surface modifying characteristics, has produced a new generation of air filtration products that can provide effective control of airborne microbes while eliminating the filter surface as a potential site for bacteria growth.

Frequently Asked Questions about HealthGuard® Permanent Antimicrobial  Technology 

How does the HealthGuard® Permanent Antimicrobial Treatment work?

HealthGuard® Permanent Antimicrobial Treatment uses a reactive silane quaternary ammonium compound. When applied as a liquid to a host filter material, the active ingredient in HealthGuard® Permanent Antimicrobial Treatment forms a colorless, odorless, positively charge polymer coating which chemically bonds, virtually irremovable, to the treated surface. You could think of it as a layer of electrically charged swords. When a microorganism come in contact with the treated surface, the sword punctures the cell membrane and the electrical charge shocks the cell. Since nothing is transferred to the now dead cell, the Antimicrobial doesn’t lose strength; the sword is ready for the next cell to contact it.

What are the differences between HealthGuard® Permanent Antimicrobial Shield technology and other antimicrobials on the market?

Conventional Antimicrobial products penetrate livings cells and kill by way of poisoning the organism. This poisoning technology is applied to a host media where it slowly leaches out creating a “killing field or zone” around the surface into which targeted microorganisms pass. They are designed to act quickly and dissipate quickly in order to avoid adverse effects to humans and animals due to their toxic ingredients. Our antimicrobial treatment takes a totally unique approach. It provides an effective initial microbial kill when applied, like the conventional methods, but it also provides long-term control of growth on treated surfaces for the life of that surface. The surface itself is modified to make it antimicrobially active.

How long does the treatment last?

Since the cured antimicrobial is non-volatile, insoluble and non-leaching, the treatment should last for the life of the treated surface. Effective levels of the technology do not diminish overtime even after repeated rinsing. Abrasive or caustic (pH>10.5) solutions will shorten the effective life of HealthGuard® Permanent Antimicrobial Treatment Shield.

Is HealthGuard® Permanent Antimicrobial Shield Toxic?

No. It does not volatilize, dissipate, or leach onto other surfaces or into the environment. HealthGuard® Permanent Antimicrobial Shield is non-biodegradable. Its chemistry polymerizes where it is applied and forms a permanent bond that lasts for the life of the treated surface.

10 times better than any alternatives

MaskSave® Generation 2 Antimicrobial Washable Masks

✔ 3-layer Filtration System, Treated with non-leaching, non-allergenic HealthGuard® Permanent Antimicrobial Treatment, complying with AATCC:100 Standard, that kills germs and lasts for the life of the mask
✔  Washable with 99% Antimicrobial / Germ-Killing Effectiveness After 30 Washes
✔  Protective Outer Layer Made from 100% Treated Polyester with Water-resistant and Dust-repellent Coating
✔  Filtering Middle Layer Made from 100% Medical-grade, Treated Antimicrobial Cotton
✔  Ultra-soft Inner Layer Made from 48.5% Cotton, 48.5% Polyester and 3% Spandex for the Best ‘Next-to-Skin’ Touch
✔ Hydrophobic / hydrophilic lining that wicks and repels moisture away from the face
✔  Soft Adjustable Ear-loops Made from a Cotton-spandex Blend, with Unique Silicon Adjustment Knots for Utmost Comfort and A Custom Fit
✔ Compact Size and Elegant Off-White Design

£2.98 per mask

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MaskSave® Generation 2 Antimicrobial Washable Masks


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