MALAYSIAN-MADE FACE MASK BRAND - EMPRO TO INCREASE
PRODUCTION RATES AFTER BEING THE FIRST IN SOUTHEAST
ASIA TO ACE ‘TÜV SÜD’ VIRAL FILTRATION EFFICIENCY TEST
As the leading Malaysia-based surgical face mask manufacturer, EMPRO becomes the
first face mask brand in Southeast Asia to ace the Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE) test by
world-renowned German experts - TÜV SÜD, manufacturing rates are expected to
increase to meet domestic and international demand.
TÜV SÜD is a symbol of trust for consumers to identify brands that have been thoroughly
inspected by professionals to ensure the products meet international standards for
quality, safety, and sustainability. The EMPRO face masks stood well against TÜV
SÜD’s VFE testing and managed to achieve an average rating of 99.9 percent. This
would mean that the EMPRO face masks are exceedingly effective in blocking out even
the tiniest of particles [mean particle size (MPS) of 3.0 ± 0.3 µm] from entering or
escaping from the mask.
Being one of the most highly regarded and hard-to-attain accreditations for medical
devices in the world, EMPRO brand owner Prof. Dr. Coco Alex was gratified for bringing
global recognition to Malaysia as being a reliable country for face mask production.
Malaysia was already well known for distributing high-grade disposable gloves; with the
results of this test, EMPRO can work towards making Malaysia a preferred destination
for quality face mask exportation.
The EMPRO face masks are able to cater to people across the globe and stand out as
one of the best face mask brand in the world, not just because of its VFE rating but also
because of the incorporation of Aerofit Technology and Airlock Seal in their masks. The
Airlock Seal allows for complete protection from any airborne particles as it securely
blocks out any openings, be it from the sides or under the mask. They have also been
recognized by the Medical Device Authority (MDA) in Malaysia to provide the highest
level of protection attainable, ASTM Level 3. Although it is widely perceived that face
masks with the highest level of protection are often hard to breathe in, this is not the case
for EMPRO’s face masks. When putting on the mask, the first thing that becomes
apparent is the exceptionally high breathability and comfort.
Prof. Dr. Coco Alex said, "Being a home-grown brand that manufactures surgical face
masks right here in Petaling Jaya, I felt honored to be able to develop a Malaysian brand
that is recognized internationally, knowing that companies from many countries have
attempted to pass the TÜV SÜD testing, but was yet to achieve it. I am certain that our
brand will prosper internationally, as we stand as being among the best in the world.”