Despite calls from government and the medical community for innovation of respiratory protection that encourages compliance and provides source control, the development of affordable and practical face masks and respirators has not advanced for decades. Mainstream safety manufacturers have failed to innovate respiratory equipment that offers both comfort and protection while also being inexpensive.
Development has stagnated because, for mainstream manufacturers, fundamentally fixing the discomfort caused by respiratory protective equipment and providing cost efficient products would mean a significant loss of profit margins. On the other hand, DRAFT™ believes that profits should not come before the health of mankind. We have rising to the challenge and innovated face mask and respirator technology that can provide supreme comfort with long-term wear at a lower price point.
Support for Innovation
Our mission at DRAFT™ is to transform Respiratory Equipment From Tolerable to Comfortable™. Our innovative methods and designs allow for 99% of exhaled air to be diverted from the breathing cavity, releasing heat and humidity and minimizing the mixture of fresh and exhaled air. The U.S. government has long called for action and supported top members of the scientific community in development of new methods of protection, especially for health care professionals.
The Big Question
How did DRAFT™ create and maintain ownership of its world- and life-changing intellectual property?
We developed it ourselves — after experiencing personal discomfort using a respirator while working in construction, our chief engineer innovated a solution that can be produced and sold at an affordable rate. Low costs mean low profits, so the leaders in the mass safety market aren’t interested. We believe safety shouldn’t come at a high price.
DRAFT™ technology diverts expelled air to reduce heat, humidity and moisture on the face and in the breathing cavity. Our method can apply to every form of face mask and respirator, solving obstacles caused by all types of respiratory PPE to lead to increased comfort and compliance.
Our products are appropriate for use in all workplace, public and social settings. Key industries that we are focused on include health care, manufacturing, construction and more.
Our Future Product Lines
- Disposable cup particulate masks
- NIOSH N95Disposable respirators
- Elastomeric half-face respirators
- Full-face respirators
- A reusable mask kit licensed to and adapted by WorldWide Solutions 4Life, a Michigan-based nonprofit that seeks to provide respiratory PPE for citizens of developing nations across the globe.
- A variety of additional products that impact any method of respiratory protection.
Our Products vs. Our Competitors
Our Next Steps
DRAFT™ is ready to take the leap and begin scaling our testing and production to prepare for market launch. We are seeking partnerships and grant funding from government organizations, private foundations, development banks, regional organizations and private investors who share our concern for public health and global safety. Contact Us to learn how you can get involved and take part in the next generation of respiratory protection.