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by | June 3, 2020

A Singapore-designed reusable respirator that protects against airborne contaminants.

A local group of medical engineers and healthcare experts have launched the Gill Mask – a Singapore-designed reusable respirator mask that protects against airborne contaminants – in response to the recent global face mask shortage. It is an eco-friendly reusable silicone respirator with air-tight seal, originally designed and manufactured for frontline workers in high-risk environments, but available to everyone. Its innovative, adaptable cartridge design is the first of its kind and ensures a high-protection comfort fit with long-lasting durability. Made from biocompatible skin-friendly materials, the mask can be easily sterilised, reused daily and can last up to two years.

The mask’s unique face piece was designed with 3D face data to suit a variety of facial shapes. Soft silicone conforms to wearers’ facial contours, making it comfortable to wear for long durations without adjustment, bruising or irritation. Made from biocompatible skin-friendly materials, the mask can be easily sterilised in boiling water or with household disinfectant. The adjustable straps allow for a snug fit without side gaps to provide safer, more effective protection for users.

The detachable filter cartridge fits into the silicone part of the mask providing an air-tight seal, and the level of the filter can be adapted to personal choice and purpose. Wearers can purchase pre-cut Gill filters of various protection levels or cut any filter material to fit the detachable cartridge. According to the company, the Gill Mask uses 10 times less raw filter materials compared to disposable face masks.


** The Gill Mask respirator is available in two sizes – regular (118mm wide x 125mm high) and large (129mm wide x 130 mm high). A black version is also available. The Gill Mask retails from S$28.50 and is available to purchase online at www.gillmask.com/





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