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Masterfit Pivots to Personal Protection Equipment

Briarcliff Manor, NY—Masterfit Enterprises has added protective face masks, face shields and surface disinfectant to its catalog of products during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as continuing to operate its core footwear insole and fit aid manufacturing, boot fit training, and publishing businesses. “We were already familiar with the PPE (personal protective equipment) category as consumers since our core customers, bootfitters and ski techs, use it in back shop operations,” said Masterfit CEO Steve Cohen. “We saw a growing nationwide need for PPE within the snowsports and outdoor businesses we usually serve, as well as beyond. And we had the organizational skills and supply chain connections to take on the distribution of these suddenly vital products.” Masterfit is carrying both Type II surgical style and KN95 respirator masks as well as reusable plastic face shields and hospital-grade disinfectant Vital Oxide. Businesses that are planning to resume operations can purchase products by clicking the button below. Masterfit is offering a 10% discount with the coupon code FOMCOVID1910 to all industry members, companies and consumers on the purchase of their first 100 surgical style masks. Businesses that are interested in applying for an account (which permits purchase by PO and extends 30-day…
Doug Sabanosh
May 19, 2020
Masterfit Products

What’s the difference between surgical masks and KN95 masks?

What’s the Difference Between Masks? Wearing ANY mask reduces major entry points for airborne illnesses through the nose or mouth. There are different kinds of face masks designed for different tasks. but wearing any mask reduces hand contact with the nose or mouth, the major entry points for the virus into the body. Our N95-type mask is the European CE-certified KN95. This mask style, when properly worn and sealed around the face, provides maximum filtration and protects the wearer from breathing in aerosolized COVID-19 virus droplets. It is about 3x as expensive as a Type II surgical mask. Many people find N95-type masks uncomfortable when worn for long periods of time as they trap heat, and impede breathing since the air is completely filtered through though its thick membrane. Our FDA Certified Type II mask is what many surgeons wear. It is lightweight and provides excellent protection through its triple filtration face barrier. It comfortably wraps around the nose, mouth and under the chin. Unlike a close-fitted KN95 mask, it is not designed to provide an air-tight seal. A Type II mask provides significantly greater virus filtration protection than a simple dust or particle mask, as well as homemade masks.…
Steve Cohen
April 8, 2020