Bandanair expects 99.86% coronavirus success based on lab test by the UK Health Protection Agency

Bandanair has designed an ergonomic, multi-use face mask to offer a first-line shield, from air-borne bacteria and viruses, pollen and pollutants to PM10 and PM2.5 fine dust, VOCs and Carbon dioxide concentrations.

Their masks use a blend of Antiviral, Virucidal, silver-impregnated, activated carbon filters tested by U.K.’s Health Protection Agency. Their ‘killer fabric’ attracts and neutralises up to 99.86% of viruses. The masks which are not yet for sale, are likely to be classed as NOT MEDICAL DEVICES pending certification.

Bandanair has been thrust unwittingly into the limelight as companies across the globe, keen to get back to work, clamour for information on protective face masks in a sea of ill-informed rhetoric.
Across the globe, from fashion companies to sweatshops and very likely, our own back rooms, folks are franticly making face masks following the international U-turn on ‘facecoverings’ policy.

“I get it”, Said Jason Faichney, Bandanair MD. “It’s the wild west out there.” “Most manufacturers are starting from scratch, and have no idea what they’re doing.” “From their naive marketing, I know this to be true.” “We were there three years ago; we’re that much ahead of the game” Luckily for Bandanair, more informed SME’s and corporations have acknowledged this experience. Bandanair is well-positioned to be the go-to source for air quality monitors and mask solutions post or legacy COVID-19. Jason Faichney went on: “We are being fed a lot of misinformation – it kinda makes my blood boil.” he said. “Few know what they are buying, least of all for what purpose”.

Bandanair is developing protocols for major companies and have identified ways to retrofit their ‘Killer Fabric’ into existing air quality management systems from large commercial operations to Ceiling Cassettes and less apparent routes, such as hairdryers and adhesive information patches.

Jason Faichney said a top accountancy firm is preparing a valuation and the company is already talking with investors regarding participation in a U.S. Spinout.


Bandanair has designed a cost effective washable, ergonomic face-fit face mask.
with inbuilt filter to 
help protect you from impurities in the air – from pollen and pollutants – and your transfer of bacteria and viruses to others.

BA2020 Multi-use face mask design

For Bandanair by Cambridge Masks

For Bandanair by ZH.


Bandanair is a three year-old innovative Scottish enterprise dedicated to addressing significant social and environmental problems – clean air in particular. Every year, poor air quality leads to chronic health problems and related deaths for tens of thousands of people in the United Kingdom alone.

We provide first class ‘level 1’ sensors, monitors, face masks, filters and smart applications to help inform and empower businesses and communities to manage air pollution.

Bandanair works with business, government agencies, universities and research institutes to achieve its aim of addressing critical social and environmental issues.

We have partnered with Scottish and international institutions and companies to foster positive change, curate talent, and initiate and commission innovative projects that will help us advance to a cleaner, healthier future.

We bring ideas, a dynamic and collaborative culture, and substantial resources to working with like-minded individuals and organisations. We want to highlight our partners’ causes and celebrate their environmental success stories.

BANDANAIR facemask design

The world’s tiniest Air Quality Monitor 

The tiny PiCO Home air quality monitor is small enough to fit in your hand. Attach it to your smart device anywhere and everywhere you go to get real-time information on the surrounding air quality.

PiCO Home’s laser-based particle sensors detect:

  • Cancer-causing PM10 and PM2.5 fine dust
  • VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
  • CO₂ (Carbon dioxide) concentrations
  • the temperature and humidity

PiCO at home and outdoors

PiCO can be linked to any Wi-Fi device and interacts with indoor smart home appliances such as humidifiers, air purifiers, and air conditioners to fully automate air quality levels in your home. The device is so small you can also take it with you when you leave home.

Using the PiCO app to track and records air pollution levels around you, you can instantly see the updates and take steps to help you and your family breathe more easily. If you’re away from home, keeping informed of the air quality around you can help you decide whether to change location or wear your air pollution mask.

You can even help others by sharing the information with family, friends and colleagues, as well as the country-wide database

PiCO at work

Businesses and community organisations are responsible for providing healthy work environments for their staff and visitors. Location-specific air quality data from multiple work locations is increasingly useful to businesses and local authorities.

Fortunately, portable and versatile PiCO can be tailored to suit your business needs. The palm-sized PiCO can be used anywhere, outdoors or indoors, from the foyer or the factory floor to the boardroom.

In public spaces, you can display your PiCO monitor’s real-time air quality data on exhibition-sized screens, providing visitors with confidence in both the air and the organisation responsible for the space.

In businesses, bespoke data sets and workflows can be created for individual organisations looking to build their reputation for air quality.


Air pollution mobile app

Our Pico smart phone application connects smart devices throughout your home and work, including appliances such as humidifiers and air conditioners.

Use the app to monitor the PiCO device’s sensor data and adjust your networked appliances in real time to maintain an optimal environment.

A UK-wide, real-time air quality monitor

The app also brings together a community of like-minded, smart and informed individuals and businesses to create better air quality monitoring throughout the United Kingdom.

Instead of relying on algorithms and satellites high in the atmosphere, data gathered by the world-wide community of PiCO users can be pooled through the app to provide collective real-time, ground level information on air quality.

This comprehensive, constantly updating, dynamic real-time view of the air pollution in the UK, visualised through an easy-to-understand infographic, empowers and motivates positive change – and could change the face of future air quality monitoring.

Pico - the world's tiniest Air Pollution Monitor
BANDANAIR branded in-car air purifier
Destination-specific API display

Air filters for homes and cars

Air doesn’t only matter in the home and at work. We spend about 5.5% of our time in our cars, where the air quality is up to four times poorer. Bandanair’s in-cab USB air purifier ensures the air inside your vehicle remains clean and fresh.

Our High Efficiency Particulate Air filters maintain optimal humidity levels while removing PM10 and PM2.5 and other fine dust particles like pollen, pet dander, mould spores, allergens, harmful gases, bacteria and viruses.


Bandanair continues to explore portable, residential and commercial air quality products and services with our partners in business, education and the community.

Visit us again to discover our new ideas for informing and empowering individuals, businesses and organisations to breathe more easily in the future.

Under development: STEM aligned digital learning. Character-led books and CBT video, soft toys, lesson plans, data analytics and IOT hardware.

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deaths worldwide in 2015 linked to pollution (the Lancet)


Air pollution cuts short an estimated 40,000 lives across the country each year, costing the UK an annual £20 billion

Commission a Bandanair Air Quality Impact Report

Air Quality measurements at chosen time and frequency (e.g. 24hr constant monitor, 1-2 days per week over three weeks).

Atmospheric Data from the same period

Correlation & Conclusionstaking into account any other influencing factor, e.g. nearby factory, power station, busy main road etc.

Potential solutions and recommendations report.


Our range of air pollution face masks

help protect from impurities in the air – from pollen and pollutants – and your transfer of bacteria and viruses to others.

We’ve collaborated with our favourite digital artists to create our collection.

These are not mass-produced items. Each mask collection is uniquely printed and hand made in the UK. Our filters are silver impregnated, military grade activated carbon.
Every purchase helps fund our educational and social programs.
Trade enquiries welcome.

Our masks are not considered a medical grade product.


Clean air is a hot health topic in 2019, everywhere from homes and offices to boardrooms and the halls of power. Research by the World Health Organisation clearly shows the link between air pollution and employee productivity.

Bandanair’s goal is to inform and empower people to address and manage air quality and so improve quality of life for families, businesses and customers. We also want to celebrate environmental success stories.

Do you and your customers already enjoy great air quality in your public spaces? Then it’s time to shout about it.
Bandanair is holding the Best Air Awards 2019 to highlight public places that are successfully creating healthy environments. We want to celebrate and shine a light on businesses and organisations who are leading the way in clean air.

The Clean Air Award categories are:
·      UK Towns
·      UK cities
·      UK shopping centres
·      UK golf courses
·      UK Attractions
·     Healthiest Airports
Drop us an email to register your interest in our public space Clean Air Awards awareness campaign 2019.