Golden Falcon India Pvt. Ltd. – a Surat-based textile company and a reputed name in embroidery technology – has developed an 8-layer mask, the first in India. The masks claim to have 99.60 per cent BFE (Bacterial Filtration Efficiency).
Developed in the last week of June this year, the company is producing around 5,000 such masks on a daily basis in its factory.
These 8-layer masks do have an outer layer of knitted fabric and 5-layer SSMMS (Spunbond-Spunbond-Meltblown-Meltblown-Spunbond) are embedded with another Meltblown layer for added filtration. The inner layer of this mask is made of cotton fabric, which does have an anti-microbial finish property.
The lightweight masks do have adjustable nose clip as well as these are reusable and are available in many colour variants.
The masks have been tested and approved by SITRA, Coimbatore.
According to the company, they have also been able to add 200 jobs (both direct and indirect) with this whole mask manufacturing project.
“Our aim was to promote the ‘Make in India’ initiative when we decided to opt for an 8-layer protection mask production. The entire raw material and components used in these masks are made in India which shows our commitment towards ‘Vocal for Local’ movement,” commented, Paresh Jariwala, Founder, Golden Falcon India Pvt. Ltd.
Markedly, the company has also pledged to donate Rs. 3 per mask to the Indian Army Martyrdom Accounts through ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ Platform to support the families of martyred.