Brand Är launches first reusable FFP2 certified respirator with Polygiene ViralOff


Czech premium accessories brand Är has launched a reusable FFP2 certified mask treated with Polygiene ViralOffTM technology. 

FFP2 level respirators offer a higher, two-way protection level compared with surgical masks as they filter both inflow and outflow of air. They are designed to protect the wearer as well as those around them. The new respirator from Är is expected to be in high demand due to its FFP2 certification, as several countries have strict rules on the type of face masks which can be worn in public spaces. 

Most medical respirators, such as those certified FFP2, are disposable and many are single use, which has raising growing concerns aabout the environmental impact of the use of this type of mask. Wearers of the new FFP2 certified respirator from Är can rest easy, though, as the product is reusable due to the addition of Polygiene ViralOff technology. The mask also comes with an anti-fog system.

Polygiene ViralOff is a treatment of textiles and other products that reduces micro-organisms by over 99% on the material. The technology was introduced last year in response to the growing demand for antimicrobial solutions sparked by SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

The addition of Polygiene ViralOff technology brings extra protection to the Är FFP2 level respirator, and means it can be worn time after time, without throwing it away. Är had already successfully introduced a line of face masks and gloves featuring Polygiene ViralOff. Its designer FFP2 respirator is the newest addition to its product range with this technology. 

Haymo Strubel, Polygiene VP Commercial Operations EMEA comments: “We are excited to continue and develop with our partner Är on the launch of their new and quite unique FFP2 level respirator and provide a more hygienic and multi-wear item. By keeping products in use longer, we continue our mission of minimizing single use items and keeping items from being thrown away prematurely and providing a more sustainable option in product design.”

The FFP2 certified designer respirator from Är is now available for purchase online. For more information go to


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