Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Grant Recipient:
Folia Water Inc. dba Folia Materials
Folia is a B2B materials company, not a consumer company. It sells antimicrobial preservative silverized non-woven outer cover stock to mask manufacturers and face masks to PPE buyers or private label to consumer brands. The NY MEP supported certification testing, helping show that the antiviral masks for export-only kill 99.97% of SARS-CoV-2 in 1 hour (ISO 18184) and are Level 3 ASTM medical grade 3-ply masks (ASTM F2100) with 99% bacterial, viral, and particle filtration.
Folia Materials is making a safer, cleaner, and healthier world. The company’s patent-pending silver coating for paper adds anti-viral, anti-microbial, and other advanced functionality to products at almost no cost. This is possible because Folia Material’s patented process mass produces advanced paper at the lowest cost possible by using commodity inputs and standard machinery requiring no CapEx.
With the support of the NY MEP PPE Grant, Folia’s team of materials scientists has used its patented silver coating to create an antimicrobial preservative outer layer for 3-ply face masks for the US, and an antiviral outer layer for export to international markets. Folia’s Silver Mask uses the science of silver to stop microbes from growing on masks.