The buildPl8 Montana Mask - A versatile, reusable, N95 stop gap face mask.
The buildPl8 Montana Mask is a reusable, heat moldable mask for use in situations where N95 material has become short of supply. The mask's primary purpose is to extend the supply of N95 material by using only 2.5"X2.5" swatches of N95 material that can be changed easily by patient encounter. The mask is easily washable in soap and water or antibacterial wipes.
buildPl8 was an early adopter of the Montana Mask, and an active participant in the national project. Started in Billings Montana by two physicians, this mask heat molds to the user's face and directs breathing towards a 2.5"X2.5" swatch of N95 Material. Independent Fit Tests show a properly fitted Montana Masks protects at a level higher than a standard N95 mask. Given the recommended protocol of replacing the filter material after every patient encounter, one Montana Mask can make the material from one N95 mask last for 4 patient encounters.
Better staff member protection and a 4x multiplier of N95 material. The Montana Mask protects our frontline healthcare workers better while extending the facility's supply of N95 material.
For supporting data and national initiatives, please see http://makethemasks.com/
This product may be free or low cost to your medical facility. Please email us for more information.
This mask is not sold with filtration material. It is designed to make use of what filtration material you can supply.
buildPl8 provides this open source mask on a best efforts basis. Use at your own risk.