Lombardy, Italy-based Warp Knit (WKS) specialist Cifra SpA has recently engineered and produced a range of protective masks called Warp-Mask, which will be used to help in the country’s fight against COVID-19. Cifra CEO Cesare Citterio says the design of its hi-tech mask will be OekoTex Standard 100 certified, warp-knitted, double-layered, water-repellent, knitted in one without seams for optimal comfort.
Engineered by Cifra WKS system, warp-Mask is a high-tech double-layer, run-proof and water repellent mask made with 80 percent polyamide and 20 percent Lycra multifilament yarn. The high percentage of Lycra and PerfectSkin technology support good face adherence, to ensure the covering of both nose and mouth.
The fabric is doubled for a more compact and run-resistant structure and uses HeiQ Eco-Dry technology, which offers fluorocarbon-free durable water repellence (DWR). This high-performance sustainable water-repellent treatment offers efficiency and durability to washing and dry cleaning. The applied Heiq Eco-Dry treatment makes the masks 40° machine washable and thus reusable. It’s is also resistant to bacterial agents with its Fresh-Tech treatment by Heiq.
Source: Knitting Industry