face masks in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on face masks in the Philippines

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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)

DOST’s rewashable face masks ready for commercialization

May 25, 2020 - 1:01 PM

REwear face masks are designed to be washable for up to 50 times