Clear Face Masks
As public awareness and knowledge of airborne pathogens has increased, so too has the adoption of face masks in an effort to minimize their spread. A regular face mask that can seal all around the face is the most effective barrier to aerosol droplets. Clear masks are useful in some instances when improved visual communication is desired.
According to psychological experts, 55 percent of communication is visual (e.g., body language and facial expressions). As traditional face masks cover a part of the face, they can hinder our ability to communicate clearly to others, which can result in miscommunications that range from slightly uncomfortable to potentially life-threatening. This problem is exacerbated for people who rely heavily on visual cues to communicate, such as hard-of-hearing, very young, or elderly individuals. Fortunately, some face mask manufacturers have developed clear face masks, which serve as a basic barrier without interfering with facial visibility.
Why Use Clear Face Masks?
Traditional face masks help prevent the spread of pathogens between people. However, they also prevent others from being able to read your facial expressions. While this may be a minor inconvenience in normal situations, it can be a huge detriment in situations where clear communication is key. For example:
- In healthcare applications, there needs to be clear communication between the patient and healthcare provider.
- In educational applications, there needs to be clear communication between the students and instructor.
- In business applications, there needs to be clear communication between customers and employees.
In all of these situations, traditional masks while providing a good barrier, can hinder either party’s ability to hear spoken words or see facial expressions. Using clear face masks can aid in these situations, allowing for a clearer line of communication.
SeeMeSmile Clear Face Masks at Printex Transparent Packaging
At Printex Transparent Packaging, we are well-aware of the need for face masks in today’s world. However, we also recognize that traditional face masks limit our ability to communicate with others. With both of these ideas in mind, we leveraged our clear PET converting expertise to design and manufacture clear face masks.
Our SeeMeSmile face masks are made from clear and food-safe PET material that is highly durable and reusable. They can be cleaned using rubbing alcohol or skin-safe disinfectants. Once thoroughly cleaned and dried, they can be used again and again.
The transparent face masks feature a clear 12-gauge (300 microns) PET shield and adjustable elastic ear loops, the latter of which ensure a comfortable and secure fit. They come in two sizes:
- Large: 9.3″ x 7.5″ (237 mm x 191mm)
- Small: 8.5″ by 6.6″ (216 mm x 166 mm)
Why Choose Printex Transparent Packaging for Your PPE Needs?
As COVID-19 and other airborne pathogens continue to spread in various areas across the globe, many companies are doing their part to help protect individual persons and the general public. We utilized our clear PET plastic converting expertise to design and manufacture high-quality plastic personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks, face shields, and desk shields, to defend against pathogen transmission.
Our products are made from high-quality and optically clear PET plastic, which provides a protective barrier against pathogens without compromising vision. Additionally, the material is durable and reusable when cleaned and dried properly, making our products a cost-effective solution for many personal and public health applications.If you need clear plastic face masks or other PPE products, contact us or request a quote today. We provide quick turnaround times and hassle-free shipping. All of our products are made in and shipped from facilities in the United States or Canada. To learn more about proper PPE usage & safety, please click here.