Fix The Mask, Armbrust partner to develop high-efficiency mask filtration system

Better Mask High Filtration System
The Better Mask provides comfortable, high-level filtration with a better seal around the face. Photo courtesy of Fix The Mask and Armbrust.

Medical device startup Fix The Mask and PPE manufacturer Armbrust American announced the debut of the Better Mask High Filtration System, a kit that increases the protection of a surgical mask when worn with a mask brace. The kit is one of the first devices to meet the new Workplace Performance Plus mask standard from NIOSH, making it an ideal solution to protect employees from smoke, pollen, and other harmful particulate matter.

The Better Mask High Filtration System kit includes one reusable FTM Essential Mask Brace, which features a patent-pending Nose Cushion design that applies light pressure across a person’s cheeks rather than directly on the nose for a superior fit with minimal leakage. The kit also includes 30 Armbrust American FDA-listed Surgical Masks, which use the same fabric as the N95 standard.

“Our biggest take-away from the pandemic is that when any threat to your health lingers in the air, mask fit is the best way to improve your protection. That’s why N95s are considered the gold standard in protection, even though they’re difficult to manufacture,” said Fix The Mask CEO Sabrina Paseman. “Everyone deserves a fitted mask solution, regardless of the shape of their face. That’s why we’ve designed the only flexible mask brace that comes in multiple sizes, each fitting a variety of faces without the need for complex facial scanning.”

The Better Mask High Filtration System kit is available now for purchase in three brace sizes, while masks come in Armbrust’s signature American Denim blue. To view lab test results for the Better Mask solution or to inquire about bulk orders, visit|

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