Denroy creates new ‘bubl' transparent filtration mask
ANOTHER long-established Northern Ireland company has turned its precision engineering capacity towards producing innovative personal protective equipment.
Bangor-based Denroy, already one of the world's leading innovators of high-tech critical components for the aerospace and medical sectors, has designed a transparent filtration mask trademarked ‘bubl'.
Retailing at £29.95, it claims to be the first to market with a unique transparent component, coupled with a replaceable eight-hour filtration system, making it 100 per cent reusable.
The ergonomically-designed mask is designed to allow the wearer to breathe easier and its transparent visibility allows for natural, empathetic communication by reducing barriers caused by traditional masks.
Denroy's chief executive Kevin McNamee said: “Lockdown has challenged us to pivot the business in a different direction from what we are used to, but what a fantastic product to do it with.
“Our design team has poured the same passion and invention into creating the bubl as they would have for any other highly engineered product.
“It is comfortable, reusable and most importantly transparent. Seeing someone simply smile behind their mask, could make a real difference and positively impact many industries who may consider swapping their tradition mask for the bubl.”
The mask's lead designer Marcus McCay adds: “From fighter jets to front-line heroes, we have created a barrier mask that eases communication and fits snugly on your face.
“During lockdown we also collaborated on the ‘Hero Shield' visor which was supplied to over a million NHS workers, and now the bubl mask is there eradicate some of the pressures those working in person-facing occupations are up against.”
Bubl, a type II medical mask, comes with 60 filters to be changed after eight hours of use. It can be purchased online at https://denpro.co.uk