Micron Waste Technologies Inc (CSE:MWM) (OTCMKTS:MICWF) announced Wednesday that subsidiary Micron Technologies Inc has met the American Society for Testing and Materials F2100-19 Standard Specification for Performance of Materials Used in Medical Face Masks Level 3 certification requirements for its three-ply surgical face masks.
Micron Technologies is currently utilizing the company's facility in Delta, British Columbia to manufacture the three-ply surgical masks, the parent company said in a statement.
Among other technical specifications, the ASTM Level 3 Requirements ensure that medical face masks have a bacterial filtration efficiency of greater than or equal to 98%, which is the highest level of performance under the ASTM F2100 Standards which are recognized by both Health Canada and the US Food and Drug Administration.
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Vancouver-based Micron Waste said achieving the ASTM Level 3 Requirements is a significant milestone for Micron Technologies -- the subsidiary will be able to continue to meet the needs of the medical industry, various public and private organizations, as well as the general public.
"As society continues to see a second wave of COVID-19 across the world, Micron Technologies has obtained crucial industry-standard certifications that allow us to offer medical-grade masks that offer 98% bacterial filtration,” said Harvey Sidhu, president of Micron Technologies.
“We are continuing to expand our product line of certified medical grade face masks, which are made in Canada, and offering these products to North American consumers at competitive prices. To date, Micron Technologies has received interest from various organizations to purchase its medical-grade face masks."
Micron Technologies has also received its N95 mask-manufacturing machine and expects production to begin in October. The subsidiary plans to send N95 mask samples to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for certification to be able to sell medical-grade N95 masks.
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