The mask VK RespiPro is made with nanofibers coated with a layer of accelerated copper. That means it can kill viruses and be used over an extended period of time. The product was designed by RESPILON Group in the Czech Republic last year at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. That's also when the company opened its Chengdu office in southwest China.
JAKUB SKOPEK, China Country Manager RESPILON Group: "More and more people are now paying attention to their health and safety. And we believe that more and more people are open to spending more money to protect themselves and their loved ones. So, we believe that this experience, however unpleasant, does provide opportunities for companies like our and other."
For RESPILON Group, the challenge is convincing Chinese customers that its high-end face masks are worth the higher price.
The nanofibers in this RESPILON window screen are able to filter out allergens and air pollution. It's a hot product on the Chinese market snapped up by customers in Beijing and Tianjin. And its success looks set to grow. The company plans to expand into ten Chinese cities by the end of the year.