Copperline Masks are made from a world-first patented Antibacterial Copper nano-technology, knitted fabric. Integrated copper threads have been carefully knitted into the masks’ polyester, polyurethane flexible, stretch fit design providing the most comfortable, hygienic and breathable mask yet. The mask is triple layered and can be supplemented by an Anti-Dust HEPA filter for in total, six layers.
The anti-microbial properties of copper have been well established and researched.
Recent evidence, published on 17th March 2020 by the New England Journal of Medicine, showed a drastic reduction of the virological presence of the SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 (aka the coronavirus) on copper surfaces when compared to the same virus on plastic and cardboard/paper (Doremalen N.V., Morries D.H., Holbrook M.G., et al. 2020)
Copper, as a raw material, is shown to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral and when used appropriately, safe and gentle to the skin (Barkow G., et.al, 2010).
Copperline Australia recognises the inherent Antimicrobial, Antibacterial qualities of copper with recent evidence it may contribute heavily in future textile development. We have the exclusive right to bring this patented copper knit technology to Australia and New Zealand.
Legitimate quality disposable/surgical masks cost approximately $2-$5 each and deteriorate after 20 minutes and end up in landfill (or worse, our oceans).
Our reusable copper mask is much more eco-friendly and costs less than a $1 a day.
Testing shows that the efficacy of the Copperline Mask after gentle hand washing with mild soap is not impacted. Your washable, reusable mask will certainly have a positive impact on the environment and your wellbeing!
The Australian public has been urged since the outbreak of COVID-19 to avoid using surgical masks that are so desperately needed by those on the frontline.
Anyone can wear a Copperline Mask as it is designed to provide general protection all day long.
Our smaller sized mask is ideal for young children to help reduce touching the face with dirty hands.
Currently our product is recommended for general use only. But stay tuned, we believe in the quality of our product and are working hard to seek appropriate Australian approval for our product to be used more broadly in the health and medical fields.
We stress, we are working to get TGA approval at this stage - this product has not been evaluated in Australia and we advise our customers to read over the efficacy of the testing with particle filtration to know the quality of the product they are receiving.
Yes. The fabric and the mask in its entirety has been tested according to ASTM standards – a peak international technical standardising body recognised and utilised by many organisations and health industries.
These tests have been carried out:
AATCC 100-1012 (Antibacterial Fabric Test)
ASTM F2299-2003 (Standard Test Method for Determining the Initial Efficiency of Materials Used in Medical Face Masks to Penetration by Particulates Using Latex Spheres)
ASTM F2101-2019 (Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of Medical Face Mask Materials, Using a Biological Aerosol of Staphylococcus aureus)(modified)
Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE)
All test results from The Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI) and Korean Textile Inspection and Testing Institute (KOTITI) can be found here.
It filters 80% and 99% of an average of ~0.6-0.3μm particles at a rating of up to KF80 (P1) and exceeding KF94 (P2 including the Anti-Dust HEPA filter) respectively - with fine dust particles, 99% ~0.3 microns.
With these results, backed by evidence based studies on Copper as a textile incorporated material - we stress to our customers: be informed of the meaning of the findings and purchase with an informed decision.
Please note that we are still in the process of gaining Australian approval for use in health/medical fields as well as wide ranging industries but at this stage recommend this product for general use only.
We do not claim to prevent virus/disease. We are cautious however, to provide tests that show favourable results using this fabric which is incorporated in the Copper Mask - and future Copper Yarn Knitted Products and encourage customers to read over these results with regards to particle filtration efficiency.
Yes. We are registered to provide this general use reusable mask in Australia by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Copperline Masks can be washed and reused. We recommend a cool gentle hand wash with mild soap ONLY. Air dry only. Please do not place masks in washing machine or dryer.
Please note: The removable HEPA filter is NOT washable. Washing a HEPA filter will render it useless.
HEPA filter stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter.
You can find these filters in airplanes, hospitals and sterile environments.
In the air there are many particles. The HEPA filter acts to remove 99.97% (ASME, US DOE) of particles whose diameter is equal to 0.3 μm.
Please note: The HEPA filter is only designed to be used for several hours and may be degraded by moisture - including from your breath. It is safe knowledge, if it is breached by moisture - as with surgical masks - it will be rendered ineffective with particle filtration.
Yes it does! The mask alone is shown to filter up to ~80% at 0.3μm (KF80/P1).
Only one HEPA filter is provided with each mask purchase and can be purchased separately from the mask pack in packs of 10.
Like any superior quality clothing item, your mask should last for a long time.
Unlike copper infused items, the integrated copper nano-technology in our fabric will not wear out and can be washed and reused with no excessive degenerative effect.
We recommend replacing your mask only when it appears to be visibly deteriorated. Say goodbye to single use, disposable masks!
That is the copper!
Our masks come in suitable sizes for the whole family including XS, S, M, L masks. If you think you may be between sizes, we recommend sizing down.
Generally, orders will be despatched within 2 business days of payment receipt. We have come across many challenges with couriers in this trying time - often being lucky with same day local delivery to Melbourne and rapid interstate transit. We do allow 2-4 business days to be safe.
Please note: Due to the current freight slowdowns, International shipping WILL experience delays.
Refunds & Returns
If your item is unopened and in original condition complete with all tags and packaging it may be returned within 10 days for a full refund. Please note that due to hygiene purposes, opened items may NOT be returned.
Copperline masks are available in Australia online here only. Please keep an eye on our Instagram (@copperfacemask) and Facebook page (Copperline Masks Australia - /CopperFaceMask) for regular updates.
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Great question! We sure do.
To date, we have supplied large-scale businesses like airlines including Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines - being available on their duty free shop. Locally we have worked to be an alternative to the shortages due to this time, with local health practices and even helicopter tourism operators in Queensland.
We are in talks at the moment to secure further copper masks for businesses wishing to do so. We also have a separate price for these types of enquiries. For more questions please contact us here: Contact Us!