Every mask we make contains an inner layer of our polypropylene fabric.
Our 3-ply masks have two additional layers of non-woven fabric on either side.
Our 4-ply masks have another layer of our non-woven fabric on the outside of the mask and gives us the unique ability to add depth to our colours.
The polypropylene layer in our masks is hydrophobic, meaning it repels water. As such, the layer acts as a filter and helps trap the small particles transferred through airflow.
The Government of Canada states the proper structure of a mask should include a middle layer of filter-type fabric, such as non-woven polypropylene fabric.
Our masks are designed to adhere to these guidelines, and to keep you safe.
Our masks are intended for single-use and are disposable.
Currently, there are no mask recycling programs available to consumers in Canada. We recommend you place soiled masks in general waste.
Our masks are intended for single-use and are disposable.
All of our masks are made with an inner layer of polypropylene fabric as recommended by the Government of Canada. Washing these masks may damage this protective layer and greatly reduce the protection the masks provide. Because of this, we cannot recommend washing them.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Canadian Red Cross instruct you to discard your disposable mask after use in the following way:
Please consider cutting or breaking the earloops when disposing of masks, this can help stop wildlife from getting tangled and trapped in our waste.
The Centre for Disease Control found that the filtration effectiveness of cloth masks is generally lower than that of medical masks and respirators. To read more about that please visit the following site: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/10/20-0948_article
Having a mask that includes a layer of polypropylene meltblown fabric is recommended by the Government of Canada. Every mask we make, whether it is medical or non-medical includes this layer of protective fabric.
There is no set amount of time for these masks, Health Canada recommends you replace your mask if it becomes wet, soiled or dirty.
You may also want to replace your mask if you were in a densely populated areas (shopping centers) or between clients/customers if you have to be in close proximity. Consult your governing regulations if you have one (RMT, Nurses, Dentists…)
ASTM medical masks are intended as single use and should be disposed of after each use.
At the moment we do not operate a storefront and try to limit the amount of people entering our factory. We are sold primarily online and mail direct to our customers via Canada Post or other delivery service providers upon request.
You can place on order online through our website and select free curbside pickup.
If you prefer to make a purchase in person you can email email@example.com with the items you would like and we can have them packaged up for you ahead of time. This also ensures we have the items you are looking for in stock and reduces your wait time.
Payments in person can be done with a credit card only.
Yes! At checkout, simply select the pick-up option at checkout!
For curbside pickups, we are open:
Tuesday-Friday 9 am - 6 pm,
Sat 10 am – 6 pm
We are closed to the public on Sundays.
If you’re unavailable to pick up your orders, fear not, we offer nationwide shipping!
Since we don’t have any signage yet we can be tricky to find, here are some directions to help you find our entrance:
Our address is 2477A Kaladar Ave, Ottawa ON K1V 8B9
When you arrive at our location you will see Overflow Brewery at the left end of an L-shaped building.
We are at the far-right just around the corner, the grey door about halfway down the building.
Please wait outside.
Call (343)-883-4725 ex 2 when you arrive.
We kindly ask that you meet our employee at the door to collect your order. If you are unable to do so, please tell us on the call and allow time for our staff to change into their outdoor shoes & jacket
We are always exploring additional ways to have our Made in Canada product available to Canadian consumers. If you are interested in becoming a distributor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ASTM is the North America Standard for Medical Masks.
Civil use or non-medical masks are not formally tested to the North American ASTM level.
The chart beside shows the ASTM F2100-19 standard.
Yes! We are licensed by Health Canada and manufacture level 1, 2 and 3 disposable medical-grade masks with a melt-blown polypropylene layer!
We also offer non-medical masks that remain a protective choice for yourself and your loved ones. Be sure to filter your search when shopping if you are looking for a particular level of protection.
Apart from our traditional adult sizes, we also offer 3-ply children’s masks. These are also a great fit for adults who find the adult sizing too large for them. Look in the category “Kids Size Masks” for the designs we have currently in stock.
We strive to have all orders out to Canada Post the day you place your order, with the exception of Sundays and Statutory holidays when Post Offices are closed.
Every now and then some of our products might be on backorder. If your order contains one of these items we will send you the items we do have in stock separately so you don’t have to wait. We try our best to fill back-ordered stock quickly and take note of the products we are running low on to avoid this. Likely wait time for a back-ordered item can be a few days up to 2 weeks.
Yes. We always support healthcare and essential workers. Email email@example.com for more details.
*Proof of your healthcare status may be required to qualify for the discount.
We are able to take any repeating pattern/image and have it printed onto our white outer fabric here in Ottawa. We then use this material to turn it into your unique product. Whether it is your companies logo or simply a picture of your favorite pet, Viral Clean can make it happen.
Minimum order is 50 masks.
Discounts for orders over 250 thousand!
For more information on custom masks email: firstname.lastname@example.org