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Mindanao's trademark abaca paper is now a face mask

May 25, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Tests by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 10 show that the abaca fiber mask has a filtration rate 7 times better than cloth masks and has lower water absorption than N95 masks

An artisinal company in Misamis Oriental finds a new use for its trademark abaca paper via a face mask.  According to the test conducted by DOST Region 10, the fiber mask has a filtration rate that is seven times better than cloth, and has lower water absorption than N95 mask. Photo from Salay Handmade Products Industries, Incorporated (SHPII)