The 3bO is India’s first face mask that uses CeNSTech™ — a patented technology of CeNS, a Govt of India, Dept of Science & Technology Lab, which provides antiviral and antibacterial protection. Designed and developed by the scientists at The Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), 3bO is the only mask based on triboelectricity. The mask is being manufactured and marketed by Camellia Clothing, a three decade old clothing company based in Bangalore, under an exclusive global license from CeNS.
3bO masks uses the concept of Triboelectricity to give the masks enhanced Electrostatic Filtration, and aid Electrostatic Viral deactivation, over and above the mechanical filtration. Live viral filtration results have shown 90% live viral filtration in 3bO masks compared to 56% filtration in highly ranked chemically coated masks. The inner layers of 3bO mask, continuously generate a triboelectric charge, through the natural airflow of breath and speech. “At Camellia we were scanning Technologies which would bring both Science and comfort together for protecting us against this Covid-19 virus. This came true when we signed an exclusive licence to manufacture a technologically advanced, and awesomely comfortable mask developed by scientists at CeNS,” says Harish Mittal, MD, Camellia Clothing Ltd.