FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the VivaMask

Insert VivaMask FILTER correctly

Your VivaMask Team

VivaMask FILTER,

The VivaMask FILTER consists of 99.3% bio-based cellulose and a central layer of high-tech fibres. It is not washable due to its extremely fine pores. After use, the filter is to be disposed of in household waste. 
The specification and certificates of the accredited laboratory, show the VivaMask filter according to EN 149, for up to FFP3 applications, i.e. with more than 99% filtering performance of particles in the range of 300-400 nanometres. The filter also meets the medical requirements for filtering bacteria in accordance with EN14386:2019. If the VivaMask filter is inserted properly into our VivaMask, the air drawn in by the filter is filtered accordingly. It is positive to note that the filter has a very low breathing resistance, which makes breathing much easier. The mask itself is not certified because the concept of an insertable filter in a fabric mask is not explicitly provided for in the standards. You can also just use the VivaMask as a fabric mask without a filter, so there are certificates for the filter but not for the fabric mask. Depending on the protection requirements, the fabric mask is both a community mask and a suitable “receptacle” for the VivaMask filter with viral and bacterial protection.
On 19 January 2021, the Federal Government and the Länder decided that a medical mask must be worn in some areas. Surgical masks according to EN 14684:2019 or virus-filtering masks of the standards FFP2, KN95, N95 (EN 149:2001) or comparable masks are considered medical masks. The VivaMask with its certified filter is a comparable mask. 
We cannot give a general approval for wearing this mask in areas where a medical mask is prescribed.
Test report EN 14683 Medical face masks
Filter Declaration
Instructions Inserting the filter

 

Stay healthy!

Your VivaMask Team

Dear customers,

We are currently receiving many enquiries about the filter performance and insertable filters of the VivaMask, which we would like to answer below:

The VivaMask itself is a community mask and therefore not personal protective equipment (PPE) or a medical device.
The mask can be worn in most places (including the office and outdoor areas).
This excludes (in some states) public transport and various shops where it has been compulsory to wear a medical mask since 19 January 2021.
The VivaMask has an opening on the underside into which an additional filter sheet can be inserted to achieve a filtering performance similar to FFP2.
The FFP2 filter sheets, which are unfortunately not yet biodegradable but consist of 99.3% renewable raw materials, will probably be available at a reasonable price in week 8/9 at www.vivamask.de and can be disposed of with household waste after one use.
We are currently working hard on a biodegradable solution for the filters and a way to make the filter performance of the masks clearly visible.
Due to geographical differences and regular changes in regulations, we unfortunately cannot assume any liability or warranty for the preceding statements.

Currently we do not have a corresponding EN:149 certification and no CE certification for our VivaMask yet.

We thank you for your trust and understanding and hope to be able to satisfy you with this answer.

Stay healthy!

Your VivaMask Team

We are currently receiving many enquiries about the filter performance and insertable filters of the VivaMask, which we would like to answer below:

The VivaMask itself is a community mask and therefore not personal protective equipment (PPE) or a medical device.
The mask can be worn in most places (including the office and outdoor areas).
This excludes (in some states) public transport and various shops where it has been compulsory to wear a medical mask since 19 January 2021.
The VivaMask has an opening on the underside into which an additional filter sheet can be inserted to achieve a filtering performance similar to FFP2.
The FFP2 filter sheets, which are unfortunately not yet biodegradable but consist of 99.3% renewable raw materials, will probably be available at a reasonable price in week 8/9 at www.vivamask.de and can be disposed of with household waste after one use.
We are currently working hard on a biodegradable solution for the filters and a way to make the filter performance of the masks clearly visible.

Due to geographical differences and regular changes in regulations, we unfortunately cannot assume any liability or warranty for the preceding statements.

Currently we do not have a corresponding EN:149 certification and no CE certification for our VivaMask yet.

We thank you for your trust and understanding and hope to be able to satisfy you with this answer.

Stay healthy!

Your VivaMask Team

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