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Bucks engineering firm designs portable mask sanitizer

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the shortage of N95 masks and PPE in the supply chain, Chant Engineering Co. Inc. of New Britain has designed the Puratizer, a low-cost portable mask sanitizer unit to sanitize masks in just five minutes. Using this unit, masks can be reused up to 10 times each. This will not only save costs on PPE purchases but will also help alleviate the current supply chain shortages.

“It’s really been an amazingly crazy six weeks, from concept to prototype, to having it tested at the local hospital and now ready and in production. But that’s what small businesses like ours can do,” said Philip Chant, president of Chant Engineering.

The easy to operate, lightweight and compact unit uses UVC LED technology to give masks a full coverage UVC dosage in just five minutes and is capable of sanitizing up to 20 masks per hour, said Christi Chambers, marketing coordinator for Chant. For information, visit or call 215-230-4260.