APRIL 7–HENDERSON, Nevada–Emergency Filtration Products, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with Taiwan-based Weise Labs, Inc., which will distribute and sell EFP’s new 2H Nano-Enhanced Environmental Mask to the Asian markets.
The non-exclusive agreement calls for a minimum order of 250,000 units of EFP’s 2H Nano-Enhanced Environmental Mask, which should yield approximately $1,000,000 in revenues to EFP.
The recent outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a potentially deadly pneumonia-like disease, which is transmitted when an infected person with SARS coughs or sneezes droplets into the air and someone else inhales the airborne virus, has become a major international health emergency. As a result, SARS has created a worldwide surge in demand for effective face masks, such as EFP’s 2H Nano-Enhanced Environmental Mask, which is designed to assist in the protection of individuals from the virus.
Face mask demand has soared in areas where SARS has been diagnosed, such as the Far East and Toronto, Canada. This spike in demand has caused medical suppliers to scramble to meet orders that are many times normal production volumes. Weise Labs is rushing EFP’s mask into production in an effort to meet this tremendous surge in demand.
EFP has had multiple inquiries from medical supply manufacturers, distributors and customers concerning potential agreements to distribute or purchase EFP’s face masks. The company is working to address the best means to manage this recent surge in demand.
EFP’s 2H Nano-Enhanced Environmental Mask with 27 nanometers filtration capability relies on the company’s core 2H Technology filtration system, which utilizes a combination of hydrophobic and hydrophilic filters able to capture and isolate bacterial and viral microorganisms with efficiencies of 99.9%.