Could this pink copper mask be a game changer in the fight against Covid-19?

Asia's Tech News Daily

© Provided by CapeTalk

– Local firm Copper Fresh say their pink copper masks are capable of self-sanitising and killing the SARS-Cov-2 virus

– Copper oxide, which acts as a natural anti-viral, is impregnated into the material fibres of the mask

© Provided by CapeTalk

Despite Covid-19 numbers declining in South Africa, we are being told to prepare for a fourth wave and the wearing of masks remains compulsory.

So it’s timeous that a local company has come up with what it says is a safer, more sustainable mask, the first of its kind in Africa.

Copper Fresh is the brainchild of David Ash, Dean Lazarus and Roy Miller, local entrepreneurs, who say their latest product is an ‘innovative solution to curb the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus’.

The pink copper mask is the first on the continent capable of self-sanitising and killing the SARS-Cov-2 virus just a few minutes after it touches your mask says Ash.

He joined CapeTalk’s Sara-Jayne King on Weekend Breakfast:

Any pathogen that lands on our material cannot reproduce and it dies.

Dave Ash, Co-founder – CopperFresh

Each mask can be worn for up to 30 days and does not need to be cleaned or washed, retaining its properties even when it is dirty says Ash.

At the moment they’re R30 each, but we’re in talks with a big retailer to bring them onto the market at under a rand a day.

Dave Ash, Co-founder – CopperFresh

We’ve built a factory in Johannesburg, we’re gonna be proudly South African.

Dave Ash, Co-founder – CopperFresh

RELATED:‘For deaf people, mask-wearing is a big barrier. I’ve experienced it’

The technology has been around for a while says Ash, adding that it was first approved by the FDA in 2018.

It was originally designed for wound dressing, the copper in wound dressing heals up to 70% quicker.

Dave Ash, Co-founder – CopperFresh

www.copperfresh.co.za

RELATED: 6 tips to look after your skin while wearing a mask

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Shop Abercrombie's sale now for up to 25% off jeans, clothes and more

NYPost Composite ‘Tis the season for extended holiday savings. After a whirlwind Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping week, the sales are still streaming in at the Post’s Shopping page. ... Read more »

Australia's central bank sceptical on digital A$, but that could change

FILE PHOTO: A worker is reflected in a wall of the Reserve Bank of Australia head office in central Sydney, Australia SYDNEY (Reuters) – The head of Australia's central bank ... Read more »

Expert Simon Calder answers your questions on the latest travel changes as plan B begins

The travel correspondent of The Independent finds himself in the middle of the usual December party season with senior (but necessarily anonymous) politicians. But he put down his glass of ... Read more »

BrightDrop opens its first dealership near Los Angeles

BrightDrop, aka GM’s electric light commercial vehicle arm, just opened its very first dealership, according to an announcement made by the company on Tuesday. The dealership is located in Fontana, ... Read more »

Barcelona eliminated from Champions League group stage for first time in 21 years

Barcelona signed off on their worst Champions League campaign in two decades on Wednesday, as another comprehensive defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich sealed elimination at the group stage. ... Read more »

Biden executive order nudges US toward ‘net-zero emissions' by 2050

President Joe Biden did not tout his executive order during a speech at Kansas City, Missouri. AFP via Getty Images President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday requiring that federal ... Read more »

Tottenham Conference League clash vs Rennes postponed following Covid-19 outbreak

Tottenham’s UEFA Conference League clash with Rennes on Thursday has been postponed due to an outbreak of Covid-19, the Londoners have confirmed. Eight players and five further members of staff ... Read more »

Aldi launches unique candles that smell like Christmas dinner – including mince pie scent

As it’s nearly Christmas, Aldi are pulling out all the stops when it comes to their offerings. From incredible hampers to, drum roll please, some amazing new candles that smell ... Read more »

Children live online more than ever – we need better definitions of ‘good' and ‘bad' screen time

© Copyright (c) Daily Maverick , All Rights Reserved Even before Covid, there were concerns about screen time for children. A 2019-20 survey found four in five children were exceeding ... Read more »

Government taking on the role of employer of last resort can solve South Africa's jobs crisis

Almost everyone acknowledges that South Africa faces an unemployment problem. Just how bad is it?  According to the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) the unemployment rate now stands at ... Read more »

MTG Arena 15-day Decathlon offers a variety of competitive events

© Provided by Dot Esports Heading into the winter holidays and the launch of the new MTG Arena Alchemy format tomorrow, Wizards of the Coast has created a number of ... Read more »

How to redeem promo codes in Final Fantasy XIV

© Provided by GamePur Every so often, you’ll receive a chance to turn in a promotion code for Final Fantasy XIV. Unfortunately, these promotions are only available for a limited ... Read more »

What is the release date for Astroneer on Nintendo Switch?

© Provided by GamePur It’s been a few months since System Era Softworks revealed Astroneer will release for the Nintendo Switch. A social media post back in August mentioned the ... Read more »

From Olivia Rodrigo to the NBA, here's what people Googled most in 2021

In 2021, the top searches included music to cry to, scary video games and many, many memes. Read more »

Best drop locations on Caldera in Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific

© Provided by GamePur Unlike most battle royales, Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific holds main locations that are all fairly far away from each other. Thus, it is incredibly important ... Read more »

'The Wendy Williams Show' to Return With More Guest Hosts in 2022

© Michael Tran/FilmMagic As Wendy Williams continues on her road to better health, some of her best pals are stepping up as guest hosts when The Wendy Williams Show returns in the new year ... Read more »

Barcelona crash out after Bayern Munich defeat - Champions League round-up

Bayern Munich complete a perfect Champions League group stage record as Barcelona are eliminated; Lille seal top spot in Group G as Red Bull Salzburg take second place off Sevilla, who enter Europa League play-off Read more »

Canadian startup promises homeownership for just $15K, but some experts see red flags

As more and more young Canadians feel the dream of homeownership slip through their fingers amid skyrocketing home prices, one startup says it’s enabling aspiring homebuyers to step onto the ... Read more »

City Council set to approve de Blasio's SoHo, NoHo ‘racial justice' zoning

Santanista is coming to town — again. The City Council is set to overwhelmingly approve Mayor de Blasio’s push to use zoning as a “racial justice” tool in two of ... Read more »

Cloudy skies, scattered rains over parts of Visayas, Mindanao due to the shear line

rain thumbnail weather thumb raindrops rainfall rain in traffic The shear Line on Thursday will be affecting the eastern section of Visayas while the northeast monsoon will be affecting Luzon, ... Read more »

Court upholds Najib's conviction

© The Manila Times This file photo taken on August 19, 2019 shows Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak arriving at the Kuala Lumpur High Court for his trial over ... Read more »

Feds expected to release details of carbon capture tax credit soon, says Cenovus

CALGARY — Cenovus Energy Inc. says Ottawa’s forthcoming release of details about its proposed tax credit for carbon capture, utilization and storage projects (CCUS) should be followed by “significant government ... Read more »

Aston Villa 'willing' to sign England international amid Man United interest

Aston Villa are reportedly one of a number of Premier League clubs ‘willing’ to make a move for Kieran Trippier should Atletico Madrid be open to selling. The England international ... Read more »

Gen Bipin Rawat's death: US Secy of State, top govt and army officials offer condolences

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday mourned the death of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash in Tamil ... Read more »

Woke wannabe film critics cancel Christmas classics over ‘toxic masculinity'

Classic Christmas movies including “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “The Holiday” and “The Santa Clause” have been called out by woke viewers for featuring problematic characters, jokes and storylines. Everett Collection ... Read more »

PAU protest: Kingra ends hunger strike

© Provided by Hindustan Times Cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu offers juice to teachers union leader Harmeet Singh Kingra. (GURPREET SINGH/HT) After seven days of hunger strike, president of Punjab ... Read more »

Spike in Rajasthan as 40 test positive; Omicron cases at 9

© Provided by The Times of India JAIPUR: In a clear spike in Covid-19 cases, Rajasthan on Wednesday reported 40 coronavirus positive patients, 25 of whom are from Jaipur only. ... Read more »

BMW M Boss Says More Illuminated Grilles Are Coming

BMW Concept XM Exterior BMW Concept XM Exterior BMW Concept XM Exterior BMW Concept XM Exterior BMW Concept XM Exterior BMW Concept XM Exterior BMW Concept XM Exterior BMW Concept ... Read more »

I'm A Celeb's Ant and Dec make trial blunder as Simon hunts for stars on ITV show

I’m A Celebrity hosts Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly made a blunder in tonight’s trial. The pair were hosting the ITV show on Wednesday night, where Coronation Street star Simon ... Read more »

Desperate for a superstar, Scott Morrison is doing all he can to reconstruct a halo around Gladys Berejiklian

Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP Some ideas are so stupid, you just know they’re a work of genius. Take Scott Morrison spruiking Gladys Berejiklian for the federal seat of Warringah. As long ... Read more »

Halo Infinite review: This confident comeback is a statement of intent for gaming's subscription-model future

Halo Infinite review: This confident comeback is a statement of intent for gaming’s subscription-model future In a sense, Halo Infinite feels like an object from the past that’s been sent ... Read more »

‘Overwhelming' evidence against Jussie Smollett, says prosecution in closing arguments

Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images Lawyers delivered their closing arguments on Wednesday in Jussie Smollett’s criminal trial where the former Empire actor is facing charges that he lied to Chicago police ... Read more »

Videos capture Coast Guard pulling woman's body from car yards above Niagara Falls

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.Update your settings here to see it. NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard diver braved death Wednesday to ... Read more »

Party's over, Boris Johnson… we're pig sick of these porkies

LAST year. The grimmest Christmas since 1940. Lockdown across the country. Government ministers lecturing us to socially distance and stay within our bloody bubbles. Allegra Stratton, the PM's ex-press secretary, ... Read more »

The world needs an omicron proof vaccine – and manufactures are dashing to make them

© Provided by The Telegraph Telegraph graphic A welter of new laboratory data showing the extent to which omicron can escape antibodies has been published in the last 48 hours. ... Read more »

This #Aesthetic Stationery Set Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

© Provided by Spot.ph PHOTO BY The Everyday © Provided by Spot.ph PHOTO BY The Everyday (SPOT.ph) If you grew up in the late ’80s, ’90s, or early 2000s, we ... Read more »

PHL Olympians honor BAVI, Mascariñas with Arête Award

© Business Mirror THE Philippine Olympians Association (POA) honored Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (BAVI), the company behind Chooks-to-Go, with the Arête Award recently. BAVI earned the recognition for honoring the ... Read more »

Biden warns Putin of sanctions on Russia if it invades Ukraine

© Provided by BusinessWorld RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on economic issues via a video link in Sochi, Russia, Dec. 7. — REUTERS © Provided by BusinessWorld RUSSIAN ... Read more »

Bill Gates says 2021 was the hardest year of his life

© Provided by CNET Bill Gates has hope that 2022 will be a better year. GatesNotes If 2021 was a tough year for you, you’re not alone. Microsoft co-founder and ... Read more »

Do we need booster shots to fight Omicron? Experts divided

As researchers learn more about the Omicron variant of COVID-19, some say that booster shots are looking like an increasingly good idea to help fight the pandemic. © Dinendra Haria/SOPA ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic