Breathe a Sigh
CREATING THE BEST PROTECTIVE MASKS THROUGH INNOVATION
Aries (pronounced Air-Ease) believes that wearing a mask should not be an unpleasant experience. What good is a high filtration mask if you are constantly removing or adjusting it throughout the day just to breathe? And what good is a comfortable mask if it doesn’t protect? To solve the challenges of both filtration and breathability, Aries partnered with leading U.S.-providers of polymers and created Captur™ a novel, engineered fabric technology providing high levels of protective filtration combined with maximum breathability. Our masks are 100% made in the U.S.; from raw materials to finished product, you can be assured you are buying the best quality mask to protect you and your employees. We don’t just want to meet published filtration and breathability standards; we want to be the standard others are judged by.
“As the world faces a critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical workers confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, a long-standing partnership between NatureWorks and the Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at North Carolina State University (NC State) has resulted in a new spunbond nonwoven technology that will enable faster production of highly breathable, reusable surgical masks and respirators.” – Fiber Journal
THE ARIES 40-HOUR MASK
In February 2021, ASTM International, formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials, issued a new standard, ASTM F3502, for Barrier Face Covering Masks. The standard is intended to establish a baseline for general face masks, focusing on how well they filter particulates, deliver comfort and breathability and their general re-use potential.
Aries Masks have been tested by independent 3rd-party labs and meet the highest levels of performance for the ASTM F3502 Standard.
High Filtration to Maximize Protection
The CDC cites masks as one of the most effective tools to protect one from viral threats. However, not all masks are created equal. When choosing the best mask for your workplace, companies must consider how well the masks protect employees from the environment.
Sub-micron particulate filtration efficiency: Effectiveness of mask for capturing small particles from wearer; larger percentages indicate higher performance. Aries delivers ASTM F3502 Level 2 High Performance.
Breathability AND Comfort Throughout the day
For users, breathability and comfort is a critical feature. After all, what good is wearing a mask if you can’t breathe and wear it properly. For most masks, as filtration increases, breathability and comfort decreases. This is where our engineered fabric offers a significant breathability advantage to help users stay in compliance while offering a high level of respiratory protection. Our unique fabric offers both high filtration and low breathing resistance.
Breathability (Air-flow resistance): Indicative of ease of breathing while wearing a mask; lower resistances indicate more breathable products. Aries delivers ASTM F3503 Level 2 High Performance.
- Meets ASTM F3502 Level 2 standards for particulate filtration and breathability
- Protects the wearer from harmful particles while approaching the material breathability performance of traditional medical masks
- Using the highest grade, American sourced materials, Aries products are manufactured using state of the art machinery and FDA/NIOSH compliant manufacturing processes
- Combines maximum filtration performance with low breathing resistance
- Soft, hypoallergenic material repels moisture and delivers comfort throughout the day
- Durable material can be worn up to 5 times or 40 hours, significantly reducing waste compared to single use masks
- Adjustable nose wire provides a custom and secure seal
“When it was announced our students would be competing in masks during athletic competition, I definitely had my concerns. I wanted to protect our athletes, but at the same time I was equally concerned about their ability to breathe when engaged in physical activity. I experimented with a lot of different mask options and it was not until we tried the Aries Mask that we found the ideal masks for our students. Not only did the Aries Mask provide our students with one of the safest masks on the market, we also found the masks gave them higher breathability as the competed in high level competition. They quickly became the most popular piece of new equipment among our students. They are extremely safe, breathable, and very durable as they can be reused over and over. The Aries Mask was a game-changer for our student athletes and our school.”
Director of Athletics – Trinity Academy