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Emergency Filtration Products Signs NanoMask Distributor for Wholesale and Retail Markets in the United States and Southeast Asia

 

HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 28, 2005--Emergency Filtration Products Inc. (EFP) (OTCBB: EMFP) today announced that it has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Manteca, Calif.-based 2H Distributors (http://www.2hdistributors.com/) to distribute the company's NanoMask to both retail and wholesale market segments in the United States and internationally. 2H Distributors has already placed its initial stocking order of 10,000 NanoMasks and 50,000 replacement filters.


In the United States, 2H Distributors will launch a marketing campaign for the NanoMask, and will be seeking retail outlets throughout the country, with particular emphasis on marketing to airport retail stores that cater to customers flying to the Pacific Rim. Internationally, 2H Distributors' wholesale marketing plans entail forming partnerships with a number of consumer products distributors in Southeast Asian markets such as Vietnam and Thailand.

"I am excited not only about the potential market for the NanoMask, but perhaps more importantly, about its ability to help save lives in a time when the avian flu has been deemed -- by no lesser authority than the World Health Organization -- to have the potential to kill millions worldwide," said Douglas Heath, president, 2H Distributors.

"The recent concern about the H5N1 virus, better known as the avian flu, has sparked a great deal of interest in our NanoMask," said Douglas K. Beplate, president, EFP. "While we have been quietly selling this product to consumers who have requested it, we have made no effort to launch a large-scale campaign for this product. Instead, we believe that our interests will be better served by entering into distribution agreements such as this one with 2H Distributors, as well as pursuing large corporate and retail opportunities."

About NanoMask

(http://emergencyfiltration.com/Product Page/NanoMask.htm)

EFP's 2H Nano-Enhanced Environmental Mask, the NanoMask, with 27 nanometers filtration capability, relies on the company's core 2H Technology(TM) filtration system, which utilizes a combination of hydrophobic and hydrophilic filters able to capture and isolate bacterial and viral microorganisms with efficiencies of 99.9%. The environmental mask utilizes the company's patented 2H Technology(TM) and nanotechnology to enhance the capture-and-isolation characteristics of the filter media. For an independent discussion of the NanoMask excerpted from the book "H5N1Virus: How to Protect Your Family Against the Coming Pandemic," visit: http://emergencyfiltration.com/H5N1 Excerpt.htm.

About Emergency Filtration Products

(http://www.emergencyfiltration.com/) is an air filtration products manufacturer whose patented 2H Technology(TM) filter system has produced filtration efficiencies of "greater than 99.99%" at a particulate size of 0.027 microns. Its initial products were developed for the medical market: the Vapor Isolation Valve(TM) and RespAide(R) CPR Isolation Mask used for resuscitation of respiratory/cardiac arrest cases; and the 2H Breathing Circuit Filter for ventilators, respirators and anesthesia circuitry. Each has received FDA approval. The company also markets an Automated External Defibrillator Prep Kit featuring RespAide; and the NanoMask(R), a nanotechnology-enhanced environmental mask. In addition to filtration products, the company supplies Superstat(R), a modified hemostatic collagen, to the U.S. military for surgery and extreme wound care.

Contacts

Emergency Filtration Products Inc., Henderson
Wendy Harper, 702-558-5164
Fax: 702-567-1893
contactus@emergencyfiltration.com
www.emergencyfiltration.com
or
WPH Consultants Ltd. (Investor Relations)
Philippe Niemetz, 800-477-7570 or 212-344-6464
Fax: 212-509-2755
philippe.niemetz@wphconsultants.com


 

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