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VIDEO: Cifra launches Warp-Mask against COVID 19

Engineered by Cifra WKS system, warp-Mask is a high-tech double-layer, run-proof and water repellent mask, which perfectly adheres to the nose and to the mouth

30th April 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Milan

Technical Textiles

Lombardy based Warp Knit Seamless (WKS) specialist Cifra SpA, backed by its long-term know-how, has engineered and produced an innovative and hi-tech range of protective masks called Warp-Mask, which will be used to help in the country’s fight against COVID-19 (coronavirus). Cifra has developed and introduced this product onto the market in just few days.

“I thought about how I could make myself with my company available to cope with this terrible pandemic”, Cifra CEO Cesare Citterio said. “And we came up with the design of a hi-tech mask that is guaranteed to be OekoTex Standard 100 certified, warp-knitted, double-layered, water-repellent, knitted in one without seams for optimal comfort, sterilized, washable up to ten washes and all designed and made in Italy.”

© Cifra.

Engineered by Cifra WKS system, warp-Mask is a high-tech double-layer, run-proof and water repellent mask, which “thanks to its Perfect Skin technology, perfectly adheres to the nose and to the mouth”.

Each mask is in fact made with polyamide (80%) and Lycra (20%) multifilament yarn - where the high percentage of Lycra and PerfectSkin technology guarantee perfect face adherence, to ensure the covering of both nose and mouth. 

The fabric is doubled for a more compact and ultra-run-resistant structure and uses HeiQ Eco-Dry technology, which offers fluorocarbon-free durable water repellence (DWR). This high-performance sustainable water-repellent treatment offers exceptional efficiency and durability to washing and dry cleaning. The applied Heiq Eco-Dry treatment makes the masks 40 ° machine washable and thus reusable. Each mask can be washed 15 times.

Cifra CEO, Cesare Citterio. © Cifra.

Warp-Mask is also resistant to bacterial agents thanks to the new VIROBLOCK treatment by HEIQ, and is ‘100% Made in Italy’ quality.


All components and materials of Cifra textile products comply with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class II quality, HeiQ Testing Services and Mis+ Microbe Investigations criteria.

- OEKO-TEX - Product quality test and production process

- HeiQ - Test water repellent (anti-droplet),

- Microbe Investigations AG - Bacteriostatic test, Bio basic Europe, MASK’s bacterial load filtering effectiveness

© Cifra.


Cifra’s Warp Mask is patented as follows:

- Mask Patent: Patent Pending No. 102020000007198

- Warp Patent: Patent Pending No. 102020000007186

Further information

Visit Cifra’s Warp Mask English Language Website

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