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Filtering facepiece respirators (FFR) are subject to various regulatory standards around the world and provide a much higher level of protection with face form fitting and greater pressure drop. Our masks must meet or exceed required physical properties and performance characteristics, which can vary according to the regulatory bodies of different countries AND have been approved by the FDA and to fight Coronavirus. Masks we offer are:
N95 respirators and surgical masks (face masks) are examples of personal protective equipment that are used to protect the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminating the face. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also regulate N95 respirators.
It is important to recognize that the optimal way to prevent airborne transmission is to use a combination of interventions from across the hierarchy of controls, not just PPE alone.
The KN95 respirators are used to protect the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminating the face. They are 95% Now allowed by the FDA. See the news article here.
ASTM specifies testing with a droplet size of 3.0 microns containing Staph. Aureus (average size 0.6-0.8 microns). In order to be called a medical/surgical mask, a minimum 95% filtration rate is required. Moderate and high protection masks must have bacterial filtration rates greater than 98%.
PPF Mask - Washable medical masks - have 5-ply filtration and
Consists of 5 layers: