The LOG3Mask uses the Claros Technologies' proprietary ZioShield technology imparted onto fabrics and other textiles (Patents pending PCT/US2018/024100 and 63/123,814). The technology was developed through funding from the US Army Department of Defense and the US Department of Agriculture. Similar to all Claros' products, Zio Shield is a result of over a year of scientific research, safety testing and third-party validation. Our scientific data and lab reports are made public and are available for review, see more information below.
The ZioShield Technology has been independently certified by the University of Minnesota to inactivate over 99.9% of viruses within 10 min of contact (Tested on an alpha coronavirus as a surrogate to SARS-CoV-2). The LOG3Mask has also been shown by the Missouri State University to provide higher particle filtration efficiency than surgical masks. Watch and read more to learn about this transformative, science-based technology.
Claros' technology embeds antiviral, antibacterial, & anti-odor properties on textile products. This is done by growing nanoparticles both directly on and within the chosen material. Other products only add to the surface where it quickly loses functionality and pollutes the environment. This transformative process is why leading clothing brands, the US Military, and the USDA are exploring the Zio Shield technology to solve some of the world's largest problems.
Inactivates Viruses & Other Pathogens
As the material captures the viral particles, the embedded active agents come into contact with and inactivate the virus. The University of Minnesota performed tests on ZioShield-treated fabrics to independently certify more than 99.9% of the virus is inactivated within 10 minutes. The test was conducted on an alpha coronavirus as a surrogate to SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. The same study revealed that the masks inactivate viruses by disintegrating the viral envelope.
Better Filtration Efficiency than Surgical Masks
The LOG3Mask-Pleated has been independently tested by the Particle Measurement and Technology Laboratory at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (USA). The results show that the particle filtration efficiency of the LOG3Mask is significantly higher than that of surgical masks, reaching up to 100% for particle sizes of 200 nanometers (nm) to 5 micrometers (um). This is important because the infectious aerosols of SARS-CoV-2 that cause COVID-19 usually have sizes ranging between 250 nm and 5 um.
The Zio Shield treated mask fabrics are third party dermatologist tested and found to be non-irritant & hypoallergenic. The active ingredients utilized are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the US FDA.
Durable & Eco-Friendly
Claros has tested and verified that after 100 times being washed, no particles are found in the water and the antimicrobial effectiveness is maintained. Other products that claim antimicrobial properties quickly lose effectiveness and end up polluting the water when washed the first time.
Solving Problems Without Creating New Ones
Masks are a small part to the larger Claros' mission of using science and engineering to save our environment and build better and safer products. Claros Technologies has developed products to both prevent pollutants from getting in our environment and capturing pollutants already released and detoxifying them. Claros's efforts have been recently recognized by the 2020 Minnesota Tekne Award in Sustainable Resources. Leading engineering firms, manufacturers, and the US military is exploring the Claros technology to solve some of the world's toughest problems. Learn more about Claros Technologies.