The FiT filter carrier is an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to disposable masks and fabric masks. By wearing the filter carrier you meet the state's mask requirements. Handling is very easy: insert filter material between the two plastic baskets and fasten the mask to the head with the two rubber bands. Nevertheless, questions may still arise from time to time. We have compiled the most frequent customer questions for you here.
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You have to change the filter between the plastic baskets at the latest when it is damp or dirty. If you wear the mask for a longer period of time, i.e. for more than 1 hour, you can take it off and dry it in between. If the mask is worn permanently throughout the day, you must change the filter material regularly, as the moisture makes the filter unusable.
When changing the filter, be careful not to bring the damp filter material or the plastic baskets into contact with your mouth or nose. Wash or disinfect your hands thoroughly after changing the filter and before inserting a new filter material.
Currently, we offer colored filter carriers only from an order quantity of 5.000 pieces. As a corporate customer, you can order the color of the filter carrier to match your corporate design or have also your logo applied. You can find further information and sample pictures on our website. Unfortunately, no further colors can be ordered below an order quantity of 5,000 pieces.
You can find some tips on how to make your filter carrier stand out visually by using colored filter material in our FAQs on the question "I would like to personalize my mask. Are there any examples?" or under the application tips.
For many everyday masks, tests with high-speed cameras have shown that a large number of particles can escape during coughing, especially from the sides. The plastic cups of the FiT filter support fit the face particularly well due to their outer contour, both on the sides and in the nose area. As a result, the FiT filter carrier cannot slip, even with additional movement, and does not have to be repeatedly adjusted as is the case with conventional fabric masks, for example. This also reduces the contact of the hands with mouth or nose.
The FiT filter carrier is easy and quick to clean and can be used immediately and anywhere. Where other "community masks" have to be washed, dried and, if necessary, re-formed by ironing, the FiT filter carrier can be used again after only 5 minutes of boiling.
Despite lockdown and exit restrictions, there are many employees who cannot work in the home office or have to keep appointments despite exit restrictions. The required quantity of disposable masks is therefore hardly imaginable. The FiT filter carrier remains hygienic for a long time even when used continuously. Instead of 5-6 disposable masks per day, everyone who uses the FiT filter carrier will only need 5-6 paper tissues.
For first-time use of the mask immediately after receipt, we recommend inserting a paper tissue as described in the instructions for use. There are numerous materials available in the household that are suitable as filter material.
The following filters are only suitable for one-time insertion and must be disposed of as soon as they become moist. The filters can also be used in several layers.
The following filters can be disinfected after they have become damp and can therefore be reused after thorough cleaning, e.g. by washing at at least 60°. The filters can also be used in several layers.
There are many different statements as to which fabrics are best suited as filter inserts. Virologists come to the conclusion that any mouth and nose protection, whether scarf or surgical mask, is better than no protection at all. We ourselves are not experts when it comes to the filtering effect of materials, so we can only provide you with a list of possible filter materials. Also our FiT filter carrier is only as good as the filter inserted. Depending on the material, the number of particles that are released into the air, e.g. when speaking or coughing, is reduced to a greater or lesser extent. The fit and use of the mask also have an effect on the effectiveness.
By choosing a coloured filter material with different motifs, you can personalize and “pimp” your mask.
You can find some examples, from motif napkins to printed cotton fabrics, in our application tips.