Canadian Manufacturing

SpiderTech launches strapless face masks

The disposable masks adhere directly to the skin, thereby eliminating straps around one's ears or head

May 25, 2020  by CM Staff

Made in Canada, strapless DIY masks by SpiderTech PHOTO: SpiderTech

TORONTO – Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Toronto-based SpiderTech, a firm that makes precut kinesiology tape for athletes, has shifted production to provide do-it-yourself (DIY) adhesive masks for medical workers and the public.

SpiderTech’s DIY kinesiology tape masks are made from breathable materials that act as a filter for the user’s mouth and nose and provide protection. The disposable masks adhere directly to the skin, thereby eliminating straps around one’s ears or head. The kinesiology tape masks remain in place even with vigorous activity, thereby reducing contamination that can be caused through continual adjustments of typical masks.

“Our kinesiology tape just happens to be a material that easily translated to face masks. It feels good to know we’re playing a role in potentially protecting Canadians from the virus through a stellar product and involvement in other public safety initiatives,” said Nick Martichenko, SpiderTech medical consultant, in a prepared statement.

Earlier this year, SpiderTech introduced face protection strips for healthcare workers. They act as a barrier between the user’s face and their medical-grade mask or eyewear to prevent the skin abrasions that frontline clinical workers experience from prolonged use.

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