The Need and Solution:
SOTECH realigned groups of our sewers to answer the call for Personal Protective Equipment in the Corona Virus Pandemic. Working with seasoned law enforcement officers and medical professionals fighting COVID-19, we designed a rip-stop cotton mask with a double ply forming a pocket to hold a non-medically rated disposable filter. The pocket can also hold some models of N-95 or surgical masks made by other manufacturers. These washable covers are reusable. We are using materials common to SOTECH’s inventory - camouflage, olive, black and khaki tan rip-stop and non-woven liners. All masks include a metal nose contour piece sewn in and elastic head loops with plastic cord-locks that adjust for a comfortable fit while the elastic allows for easy pull down and pull up. They are one-size-fits all. This elastic may or may not contain latex. Product is sold in mass quantities or three-packs encouraging users to wash and dry masks between uses, rotating them and changing filter inserts each time. We recommend machine washing the cover, and while the filter liners can be machine washed (at least 5 times), we recommend separately hand washing these and air drying to prolong the lifespan of the mask and filters. These masks come with four filters, and were designed with the intent of lasting the duration of the pandemic. Additional filter liners are available in packs of 6 sold separately. Extra cord lock buckles are also sold separately.