Emergency Filtration Products Enters into Distribution Agreements with Nine International Distributors
The international distributors signed to date have agreed to order a minimum of 550,000 NanoMasks and 7,250,000 NanoMask filters over the next two years. The current delivery schedule -- which is based on the company's production capacity -- calls for approximately 225,000 NanoMasks and 3,000,000 NanoMask filters to be delivered in equal allotments over the course of 2006. In 2007, deliveries to these distributors are currently scheduled to reach 325,000 NanoMasks and 4,250,000 NanoMask filters. Following the delivery plan for 2006, deliveries are currently scheduled to be made in equal numbers over the course of the year. These schedules could be either accelerated and/or increased should EFP's production capabilities permit and at the distributors' requests.
“We are well under way to getting our Nogales plant operational in the near future, a development which has enabled us to sign a number of distributors in some important international markets”
"We are well under way to getting our Nogales plant operational in the near future, a development which has enabled us to sign a number of distributors in some important international markets," said Douglas K. Beplate, president and CEO, EFP. "The task before us is to rapidly ramp up production to meet demand for our NanoMask and NanoMask filters, which continues to increase. Towards that end, we regard the Nogales plant to be crucial to the future success of our company. We intend to not only manufacture NanoMasks and NanoMask filters in Nogales, but to also manufacture some, if not all of our other products there as well."
Beplate went on to say, "Our Henderson plant will remain operational as well, although it may be expanded to accommodate a fulfillment and distribution center to better serve our customers. Once our Nogales plant is up and running, we plan to concentrate on winning new business from some large national and international companies who have expressed an interest in our products."
About the NanoMask
EFP's 2H Nano-Enhanced Environmental Mask, the NanoMask, 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.
About Emergency Filtration Products (http://www.emergencyfiltration.com/)
EFP 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.
Safe Harbor Statement
This release may contain statements that are forward looking. Such statements are made based upon current expectations that are subject to risk and uncertainty. EFP does not undertake to update forward-looking statements in this news release to reflect actual results of and changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such forward-looking information. The actual future results of the company could differ significantly from such forward-looking statements. Sales may be dependent on the success of future marketing campaigns, the signing of definitive agreements with additional distributors, and both the perceived need for EFP's products and the competitive performance of such products in the marketplace.