Silver Life Face Masks have received approval as a CE registered Type II PPE face mask.
Silver Life Face Masks have received HSE approval for the use of Silver-Ion Technology.

Compliance and Testing

The Silver Life Face Covering USPs:

  • Fully compliant with the recommendations of the WHO – the only authority making recommendations for standardized use of face coverings in the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Made entirely of a silver-based fabric manufactured into our face covering using advanced 3D knitting technology. Silver is a well-known, proven, anti-microbial element.
  • The textile is proven to destroy viruses, bacteria and fungi and is:
    • Fully, successfully, tested against human coronavirus.
  • Filters particulates with over 99.9% efficiency down to THREE microns.
  • Reusable for up to 100 washes at 60 degrees C and can be hand washed.
  • Fully effective when wet – unlike the existing PPE/N-95 face coverings (incl the FFP2 mask).
  • The polyester component is derived from 100% recycled material.
  • Meets US Environmental Protection Agency standards for disposal – the only silver- based material that does so.
  • Fully adjustable in a “one-fits-all” design.
  • Produced in line with international manufacturing and safety standards.

The Life Face Covering is available in black and can be “white-labelled” as necessary.

Other colours will be available early in 2021.

NOTE:

  • Our Silver Life Face Covering is not a FFP2 mask.
  • FFP2 masks are classified as a respirator and only work (and are tested) on particulates. FFP2 masks are not antiviral, antibacterial nor antifungal.
  • FFP2 masks are not effective when wet.
  • See the following section for further details.

Silver Life Face Covering - Accreditations

  • CE Qualified as Type 2 face mask as it has met the following standards:
    1. Biocompatibility (ISO 10993-5)
    2. Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (ASTM F2101/BS EN 14683:2019)
    3. Determination of Breathability (Differential Pressure) (BS EN 14683:2019)
    4. Microbial Cleanness (ISO11737-1:2018)
  • Meets th UK Health & Savety Executive criteria for:
    1. Metallic silver (CAS 7440-22-4) as a biocide that is under review by the HSE and, in the meantime, approval has been provided for its use as a biocidal agent, under Article 89 – transitional arrangements for biocidal products; and
    2. The primary function of our Silver Life Face Mask (as assessed by HSE) is to kill/control/inhibit the spread of viruses, bacteria etc, and is achieving that function through both a chemical biocidal action and a physical action. Therefore, the Silver Life Face Mask is considered biocidal and not just a physical barrier.
    3. The Silver Life Face Mask is protecting the user from fluid/droplets that contain bacteria/viruses.

Silver Life Textile Patents:

European Patent Registration #EP 3 228 735 A1, dated October 11, 2017.


Silver Life Textile Pathogen Testing:

  1. ISO 18184:2019 – antiviral
  2. AATCC30 - antifungal
  3. JISL1902;2015 - antibacterial - Passed after 400 washes
  4. AATCC TM147- no leeching of silver from the textile
  5. ASTM E3160 antibacterial - >3 log reduction of the test organism compared to the control
  6. ASTM wk#45351 antibacterial testing 140 tests on different fabrics >3 log reduction of test organism
  7. ISO 22196 - antimicrobial surfaces > 3 log reduction of test organism
  8. Also showed no toxicity or irritants on that test.

The Silver Life Face Covering Production Standards:

Our Producer has obtained ethical system approvals and verification of:

  1. FSLM (3rdparty verification completed)
  2. SMETA (SEDEX/ ETI)
  3. WRAP

Our Producer is certified with:

  1. ISO 18001
  2. ISO 14001 – Extension received due to current pandemic
  3. ISO 50001 – Extension received due to current pandemic
  4. ISO 9001
  5. ISO 14064
  6. Responsible care program
  7. Zero waste to landfill program
  8. Waste-water tested based on ZDHC

Silver Life Textile Accreditations:

USEPA Approval, Registration #94658-1, dated January 31, 2020.

Silver Life Textile Accreditations under Review:

USFDA Application under review.

Silver Life Face Covering Production Output:

Minimum orders of 50,000 can be supplied with current production rates of 1 million face coverings per month from existing production lines.  Further enhanced production will be possible depending on receipt of orders and advanced payments.

Data Protection:

  1. Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for Data Protection.
  2. Issued GDPR Privacy Policy.
  3. Issued GDPR Privacy Notice.