Cabeau, the travel accessories experts, have launched an innovative new PPE solution to increase comfort and safety for mask-wearing customers as they begin to travel again. As COVID-19 infections rapidly rise throughout the world, many local governments, airlines and travel operators have implemented additional mask-wearing mandates. Cabeau Tape™ is the latest PPE innovation promising relief from what has become 2020’s most reviled accessory. Cabeau, a company best known for its award-winning orthopedic neck pillows, created the self-titled product in an effort to increase the protection and comfort of the oft-maligned face mask. Patent-pending Cabeau Tape is FDA approved and dermatologist-recommended. The medical-grade adhesive strips seal the gaps that form around a mask’s perimeter and is compatible with all face coverings. Gaps cause eyeglass fogging and are an indication of a serious breach in mask filtration. A recent study published by the National Library of Medicine reports that “gaps (as caused by an improper fit of the mask) can result in over a 60% decrease in the filtration efficiency.1” David Sternlight, founder and CEO of Cabeau Inc, became concerned over the lack of consistent mask guidelines during the early stages of the pandemic. After comparing data from numerous scientific studies, he searched for a solution to improve filtration efficacy and to eliminate the common pain-points that cause the general public to reject the protection afforded mask-wearers. “Too often I saw masks that slid down under the nose, exposing the wearer to infection,” Sternlight recalls. “This leads to even greater contamination when the person repeatedly touches the mask to readjust it, thereby compromising the filter.” Cabeau Tape applied along either side of the nose bridge and up the sides of the mask greatly increases mask efficacy by blocking inhalation/exhalation routes with the least resistance to airflow. While it adheres to any clean, dry surface, the greatest filtration is achieved by sealing the tape to faces without facial hair along the mask edges. Cabeau Tape may be reapplied up to 2 additional times, allowing the user to remove and replace their mask as desired. Harvard University-trained dermatologist Dr. Deborah Goddard states: “Cabeau Tape is the best solution I have found to provide a secure seal around any face mask and ensure the highest level of protection. It is gentle enough for everyday use and an ideal solution for kids who have smaller faces and are prone to pulling off their masks.” Face shapes vary widely, especially between different aged users, creating size and fit issues with universal masks. Cabeau Tape resolves this problem by adhering the mask directly to the face. The adhesive is strong enough to keep the mask securely positioned even for those actively engaged in sports like running and cycling. The innovative solution has also been a hit on the domestic market, where medical personnel, food service professionals, hospitality staff, hair stylists and others who must wear masks for extended periods of time have rejoiced at having a solution to end the constant adjustment and irritation from ear loops. Cabeau Tape joins the company’s recent successful launch of a portable hand sanitizer solution that clips to a purse strap or belt-loop via an attached carabiner clip. Both Cabeau Tape and Cabeau Sanitizer To Go can be found at www.cabeau.com and select retailers.
August 20, 2020Return to News