Two face mask donations are benefiting the community in Lake Charles, LA, in their battle against Covid-19.

Jiangsu Jiulang High-Tech Co., Ltd., a company of the National Engineering Research Center for Special Separation Membrane of Nanjing Tech University (NJTECH) in China has donated 1,500 KN95 respirators to frontline healthcare workers in Lake Charles, LA.  The donation was not just a gift of assets but also a gift of logistics, because a donation of medical supplies requires an FDA Emergency Use Authorization in order to ship the masks – no quick or easy task.

The KN95 masks have the most advanced membrane air filtration technology, which uses a nanofiber 3D spiderweb structure with a pore size of within 0.1 to 0.5 microns. Filtration efficiencies for 0.3 um non-oily particles is over 98%, and is effective for dust, aerosols, bacterial and viruses. The masks meet GB2626-2006 and En 149-2001 standards for PPE use and will be shipped directly to frontline medical facilities.