What we’re doing hasn’t been done before.
ÖKOSIX® is an award-winning start-up founded in 2021. We’re a team of scientists, material experts, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs setting a new standard of medical face masks. We create sustainable face mask and fabrics solutions which are made of plant-based fibers and natural materials as an alternative to single-use plastic.
We received grants from ITC HK and Gold Award from Inventions Geneva for our patent-pending technology of making fully and truly biodegradable and medical face masks. And we are expanding our proprietary technology to other applications.
How it started
We were captivated by the breathtaking Aurora Borealis like swirling rivers which was the most fascinating phenomenon they ever experienced in our lives.
Being the world’s most sustainable countries, the Scandinavian region has taught us that the Earth is beautiful, fragile and needs to be protected. The “ÖKO” in ÖKOSIX® means “ECO” in Scandinavian.
Having technical and professional backgrounds, we believe that technology is key to change the world and bring a better life and environment.
In Feb 2020, there was a serious shortage of face masks in Hong Kong during the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, one of our founding team decided to start a company to manufacture masks in Hong Kong.
As the pandemic persisted, the production of masks kept increasing and the factory was expanded. However, this actually raised an alarm - the disposal problem of used face masks.
The team has been looking for sustainable materials for making fully biodegradable and medical face masks. However they realized that such a product does not exist. Therefore they decided to invent it! This is how ÖKOSIX® was born.
First Angel Investor
We received fundings from our first Angel Investor.
HK ITC Funding
We received a grant from the Innovation and Technology Commission HKSAR in supporting our R&D.
Surgical Mask ASTM F2100 Level 3
We attained Medical Face Mask Level 3 certification with BFE ≥ 99.9%, PFE ≥ 99.5%, ΔP < 5 H2O/㎠
International Gold Award
We won a Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2022.
Biodegradation ASTM D5511
This Standard Test Report shows that more than 90% of our face masks materials biodegraded anaerobically within 90 days.
Biodegradation ASTM 5338-15 and ISO 14855
Both of these 2 standards are passed that more than 98% of our face mask materials biodegraded aerobically within 130 days.
Composting ASTM D6400 & EN 13432
We make the world’s FIRSTplastic-free and medical face mask materials fully biodegraded / composted in 6 months*
We won the 26th Innovative Entrepreneur Awards Programme.
Hong Kong Science Park / HKSTP
We were approved to HKSTP Incubation Programme.
We won the first runner up at the CUHK Entrepreneurship Competition 2022