In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world have called on private industry to assist with the production of personal protective equipment, ventilators, masks, and other essential items. Many well-known companies around the world have chipped in, including Alibaba, 3M, and Dyson. Their contributions to the cause are great and should be acknowledged when this worldwide pandemic is over.
Castellex is another company that has stepped up to meet the challenges that COVID-19 brings. Castellex is a UK company that specializes in NBC air filtration systems. They are able to filter nuclear, biological, and chemical contaminants with 99.99% efficiency down to 0.03 microns in size. They have a complete line of products that are for bunkers, safe rooms, and emergency shelters. But they also have models that are perfect for homes, businesses, boats, or anywhere else that air safety is a priority. Castellex has years of experience dealing with all sorts of NBC agents. Their NBC air filtration systems can filter everything from nuclear fallout to all types of nerve gas, to microparticles. Castellex air filtration systems create what is called a positive air pressure environment. This means that the unit creates higher air pressure inside the room than outside of it. This pushes air out of the room and only allows in the air that has passed through the Castellex four-stage filtration system.
By now, we are all at least familiar with the Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19. It’s a virus that originated in Wuhan, China, and quickly made its way across Asia and Europe in late 2019 and early 2020. As it made its way across the sea to the United States, it truly became a worldwide pandemic. Governments across the globe began to implement stay-home orders, sports leagues around the world shut down, and we became familiar with the terms “social distancing” and “self-quarantine”. The Coronavirus is a respiratory virus, which manifests similarly to the influenza virus. It can be contracted and carried without symptoms for 14 days, during which the carrier can be contagious. Symptoms include a dry cough and high fever. It can be especially dangerous for the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.
When the Coronavirus panic struck, most people were not prepared and there was an immediate shortage of essential items. Most importantly, disinfectants and hand sanitizer were in short supply, but also (strangely enough), toilet paper was hoarded. A small percentage of the population was prepared with adequate food, water, and essential items. The prepper and survivalist communities are based on preparedness, and they stockpile these items in case of disaster. But few preppers, if any, have adequate protection from biological harm, such as a virus like COVID-19.
The Rule of Three that most preppers live by goes something like this:
You can only survive for:
● 3 Weeks without food
● 3 Days without water
● 3 Hours without shelter (in extreme conditions)
But there is another three that most take for granted. You can only survive three minutes without air. Castellex recognized that most people were oblivious to this, and designed their products specifically to meet this need.
In response to the Coronavirus, Castellex has shifted its production from NBC air filtration to strictly biological systems. Castellex also increased production to meet the higher demand, and while other companies marked up their prices, some by 100% or more, Castellex kept their promise to their customers and locked their prices at pre-pandemic levels.
For strictly biological filtration, Castellex offers the Air40, Air70, and Air90 models of air filtration systems. They all protect against all known biological weapon agents such as mustard gas and sarin, as well as airborne diseases and viruses, such as Coronavirus. Besides agents and viruses, the Bio air filtration systems are great for everyday pollutants such as brake dust, smog, and car exhaust. For more robust protection, Castellex offers a full line of nuclear, biological, and chemical air filtration systems. These systems offer the best protection available for your breathable air. The Air550 is a complete NBC package at an affordable price.
As we all know, the threat that Coronavirus poses will one day pass. But that doesn’t mean that our world will be safe again. There are constant threats all around the world, including military and industrial mishaps and accidents. One example recently in India shows how bad things can get quickly. A plastics factory in India started leaking styrene, a dangerous gas, into the local community after the factory was being restarted after Coronavirus restrictions were beginning to be lifted. 11 people were killed and hundreds were hospitalized after inhaling the fumes.
Castellex is committed to providing safe, breathable air to its customers and meeting the demands of an ever-changing world. Coronavirus is just the latest threat to our safety and security, but there will be others in the future. With their wide range of affordable products for NBC air filtration and their production of Bio-only models, Castellex is changing the air filtration game.