When using interfacing, I sometimes come across absurd scenarios that I had never thought before. There are small mistakes that can be just laughed at and fixed simply, but there are also cases where hard-worked projects are ruined by an irreparable mistake (this is from experience 😊). If you want to avoid this unfortunate situation, you may want to refer to the tips shown below.
Interfacing is a very useful material that enhances the finishing of a project, but due to the variety of types, it is difficult to choose for each specific project. So, in this article, I hope to help in this dilemma by sharing what interfacings I use along with the explanations for each type.
In this article I will be introducing the MB Filter, which is one of the most effective filters and one of the safest medical grade filters out there. MB filter, short for melt-blown filter, is classified as a type of nonwoven fabric. This filter is used as a core raw material for high-grade health masks like the KF 94 by trapping fine dust or viruses through the electrostatic method.
Linen is a natural fiber that comes from flax stem. Usually, seeds to fibers transitions are called flax, and the final product made with flax, is called linen or yarn. Linen is of high quality, using a glossy European material due to its thinness and uniformity of fiber. However, the price is so high that it is quite different from the low-end products.
The KF-AD (anti-droplet) mask is quite literally like what the name would suggest. An anti-droplet mask that is specialized in blocking droplets like saliva, which are one of the most prominent methods of transmission of COVID-19. The mask itself is also has high ventilation, making it easy to breathe through. Last summer, in Korea, there was a high demand for the breathable and light surgical masks. But it wasn’t easy for most people to get access to them due to most of the supplies being secured by the government for medical personnel and unlike the usual health masks the medical grade surgical mask’s rate of productions could not keep up with the demand. So, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety to supply a similar mask to people designated the anti-splash mask as a “therapeutical device”.
Before purchasing the mask, the first thing you need to do is to check whether or not the product is made in Korea. Because the filter used for KF masks is difficult to get abroad, you need to double-check if it’s actually made in Korea. There are many cases that it is written ‘Made in Korea’ and written in Korean, but it is not legitimate. So, you should check the distribution channels carefully.
Currently the Covid-19 is continuing to spread within the United States and in Europe. The US had 100,000 cases confirmed in a day nationwide, while France has issued a lockdown with Germany also following with a partial lockdown.