Pintler Medical is a medical device company that has been manufacturing and selling their Patient Warming System since 2011. To conduct energy for the warming system, Pintler uses a “smart textile” called Polypyrrole (PPy). This PPy material is antimicrobial, and antibacterial, and is used as a resistive heating fabric, which safely delivers conductive, radiant heating at a low voltage.
To address the need for masks during this current pandemic, Pintler Medical decided to pivot their business, and worked quickly to convert their biocidal fabric into a form suitable for mask production. The “PPy Barrier Mask” was produced, and made available, on March 15, 2020. Since then, they have been working diligently to create the “best damn mask” available to the public. In order to ensure the best quality available, they utilized their consumer feedback, and partnered with an ISO certified facility, to redesign the mask to fit the needs and specifications of their customers.