Getting Masksealz to essential workers

Leigh and Kim are the co-founders of a Connecticut-based company called STICKFX, that designs & manufactures self-adhering silicone masks for the Halloween & party industry. In addition, Leigh also owns SilTec Labs, creating incredibly life-like, hand-painted, silicone prosthetics for amputees. 
 
In response to the current COVID-19-driven mask shortage we are rapidly designing & prototyping a self-adhering, reusable silicone breathing mask that has a replaceable filter.

Below is the link to our latest prototype:
https://youtu.be/8iisJsJBbHs


We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the public and business owners in response to the media coverage we have received.

Any donations will be used to cover the costs to get the first version of the masks into production. We plan to donate the initial masks that we produce. In the near future we intend on making them available for purchase to anyone who wants one.

Although our long-term objective is to provide a superior alternative to the existing medical masks, right now, we are using this rapid design process to serve the current crisis. We are trying to offer an upgrade to the hand sewn cotton masks & bandanas that are being used out of desperation by people on the frontline. Our design is improving with each prototype and we believe the latest version can assist anyone in the medical, first responder, & civilian community that can benefit from having a mask. It is important to note that they have not been FDA-approved yet, nor are they in anyway certified, so we cannot make any claims or guarantees as to their effectiveness at this point.

Due to COVID-19 demand, there are currently constraints in the supply of filter fabric which will be used for the disposable portion of the mask. We are able to produce the silicone portion of the mask now, and we are exploring various options for filter material given the current constraints. The beauty of the reusable design is that various filter fabrics can be used, dependent on availability & user requirements. 

With the necessary support and prioritization from Federal and/or State government as well as our manufacturers, we could have initial production within 10 days. Thereafter we should be able to produce +-3500 per day but this could be scaled further if necessary. 

We want to emphasize that although we have already handmade prototypes that we believe work, this is still a work-in-progress that needs to be tested.

Your donation will go towards moving this work forward and enable us to make masks to donate to the people who need & want them!

Press coverage
NBC Coverage with CT State Senator 
99 1 DLR Chaz interview with Leigh from MASKSEALZ 
MASKSEALZ Youtube Channel 

Web:
MASKSEALZ 

Donations

  • Marie Morgan 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Sophie Tong 
    • $150 
    • 1 mo
  • Jill Crandall White 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Elizabeth Hirsch 
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
  • Joanne FitzGerald 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team: Team Masksealz (2)

Kim Murray 
Organizer
Raised $1,310 from 11 donations
Portland, CT
John Salling 
Team member
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