Designers claim the mask kills more than 95% of any viruses – including Covid-19.
The company hopes to make as many as a million-a-week and plans to reserve part of that stock for the NHS.
“We have been working on the anti-viral coating since 2011 but it’s only in the last five weeks that we have developed the snood in response to the current pandemic,” said Anna Roberts, of Virustatic Shield.
The hands-free door handle
Wyn Griffiths came up with the idea after his wife visited a local hospital last week and had to touch door handles after sanitising his hands.
That evening he had designed a prototype ‘arm’ which attaches to an existing door handle, with a crook to open the door.
He has now distributed the 3D design online for anyone to download it for free.
Mr Griffiths said: “Hopefully people who have a 3D printer can help out their local hospital or anywhere the public visits by distributing these around the country.”