Burnaby mask company finds success in N95-equivalent face coverings


After the outbreak of the global pandemic, BBOT member 3S Mask Ltd. distributed a cloth mask that combines the benefits of medical and non-medical masks. The mask has the same level of protectiveness as the medical masks used by healthcare workers. According to the company, theirs is the only mask in the market with a filtration efficiency of more than 95 per cent, equivalent to the medical N95 masks.

3S Mask Ltd. on Keith Street is a subsidiary of Stitches Creation Inc., an embroidery company also located in Burnaby. 3S has been making Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) inline with multinational assurance, inspection and product testing company Intertek. In a recent press release, 3S said many people are frustrated and concerned about the lack of information and education regarding mask safety and protection.

Peter Chan, CEO of 3S says it is his company’s responsibility to provide that education.

“People in B.C. are still misinformed about the masks with different levels of protection,” he said. “We hope that the media starts to respond to this frustration by helping educate people. When creating our masks, our goal was to create a safe and comfortable mask, which would make a helpful impact in supporting our BC communities during this difficult time.”

Read the full story in the Burnaby Now here.