Coronavirus COVID-19 Medical Mouth Masks - Surgical face mask with 3-layer earloop N95 - FFP2

Wrote on 11/03/20 by Bruno Depré

Surgical face mask with 3-layer earloop Type II (Not EN149)

 

Coronavierus COVID-19 Medical Mouth Masks - Surgical face mask with 3-layer earloop and # N95 - # FFP2

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NON-Surgical face mask with earloop FFP2 (EN149)

  Disposable medical face mask-3ply and N95 face mask with ear loop - FFP2 FFP1 AES

EN149 is a standard for total respirator coverage (covers nose and mouth properly) 

Continuous production, delivery directly from manufacturer 

Descriptions:

The Surgical Face mask with ear loop are manufactured and packed in cleanroom environment. Manufactured in ISO factories with in-house laboratory.
Idea for use in medical / pharmaceutical industries / food processing, laboratory and so on.

Features:

  • High filtration 3-layers fabric
  • Inner & outer fluid resistant non-woven layers, easy breathable
  • Extra pliable nose piece ensures snugger fit & reduces fog up of glasses.
  • No fuzzy tickle feeling on nose & face.
  • High Filtration Capacity Latex free, fiberglass free With Ties to adjust as youfeel more comfortable.
  • Low resistance to respiration Hypoallergenic.
  • N95 - FFP2

Specifications:

  • Material: Non-woven,
  • Nose Bar: 100%recycling metal bar, 8.5cm
  • Bacteria Filtration efficiency:99%
  • Skin irritation: almost negative
  • Particles: less than 100ea
  • Weight: 3/g
  • Type: Ear Loop
  • Size: 175mm*95mm(length x width)
  • Color: White/Blue

Packing:

  • Package Size: (19 x 10 x 8) cm (L x W x H)
  • Mass Packing: 50pcs / Packet, Box or Sachets,
  • 2000pcs/carton,6kg per carton,520*390*320mm

The standards that must be respected for masks?

 CE-type certificate according to ‘module B', set out in annex V of EU Regulation 2016/425 on personal protective equipment

Test report(s) based on the European standard EN149+A1:2009, linked to the batch(es)/article(s)  

Each of these two types of masks are subject to different standards and regulations depending on the country or geographical area.

  • Surgical masks:

these masks are tested in the direction of exhalation (from inside to outside). The tests take into account the efficiency of bacterial filtration. They must meet the following regional standards:

=> European standard EN 14683. According to this standard there are three types of effectiveness:
     =>Type 1 or BFE1 with a bacterial filtration efficiency of over 95%.
     =>Type 2 or BFE2 with a bacterial filtration efficiency of over 98%.
     =>Type R: the European standard also adds a test of resistance to projection for types 1R and 2R, 2R being the most resistant.

In the United States surgical masks must comply with ASTM standards. There are three levels of protection:
    =>Level 1: for a low risk of exposure to fluids.
    =>Level 2: for a moderate risk of exposure to fluids.
    =>Level 3: for a high risk of exposure to fluids.

  • Respirators:

these masks are tested in the direction of inspiration (from outside to inside). The tests take into account the efficiency of the filter and leakage to the face. They must meet the following regional standards:

=> European standard EN 149: 2001. According to this standard, there are three classes of disposable particulate respirators:

    =>FFP1: the least filtering of the three masks with an aerosol filtration of at least 80% and leakage to the inside of maximum 22%; it is mainly used as a dust mask (home renovations and various types of work).

    =>FFP2: minimum 94% filtration percentage and maximum 8% leakage to the inside; mainly used in construction, agriculture, the pharmaceutical industry and by healthcare professionals against influenza viruses or respiratory illnesses such    as avian flu, SARS, pneumonic plague, tuberculosis and most recently the new coronavirus.

    =>FFP3: minimum filtration percentage of 99% and maximum 2% leakage to the inside; it is the most filtering mask of the FFPs and protects against very fine particles such as asbestos.

In the United States, respirators must meet NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) standards. Within this standard, there are several classes of respirators depending on the degree of oil resistance:

    =>Class N: no oil resistance. A distinction is made between N95, N99 and N100. The number after the letter indicates the percentage of filtration of suspended particles.
    =>Class R: mask resistant to oil for up to eight hours. Here again, a distinction is made between R95, R99 and R100.
    =>Class P: a completely oil-resistant mask. There are also P95, P99 and P100.

 

How choosing a surgical mask or respirator?

Several criteria should be taken into account when choosing a mask such as application, type of mask, level of protection required, etc.

  • Application: depending on the profession, the field of application and the presence or absence of contagious diseases, patients and caregivers use a certain type of mask with a certain level of protection.
  • The type of mask: the two main types of masks are "surgical" masks and "respirators." They have different functions, standards and objectives. The key point to keep in mind is that surgical masks only protect against infectious agents that can be transmitted via "droplets", while protective masks or respirators also protect against the inhalation of infectious agents that can be transmitted by "airborne" routes.
  • The level of protection required: each of these types of masks is subject to different standards and regulations in different countries. Within these standards, there are different classes of devices to determine the degree of protection. Refer to the regulations in your geographical area.
  • Disposable or reusable: Surgical masks are only available as disposable. Respirators can be reusable. In the case of respirators, it is possible to replace the filter once it is full.
  • Effective life: the duration of a mask's effectiveness varies according to use. It can be between three and eight hours. A cheaper mask can mean a short period of use. This is systematically indicated by the manufacturer.
  • Comfort: there are different sizes of masks, adaptable to the morphology of the person who will be wearing it. Protective masks or respirators can also be equipped with an exhalation valve to improve user comfort. Some masks also cover the eyes if eye protection is required. These are called full face respirators or masks.

Why choosing a surgical mask?

A medical or surgical mask is a disposable medical device. It protects against infectious agents transmitted by "droplets." However, it does not protect against "airborne" infectious agents. It will therefore not prevent the wearer from being potentially contaminated by a virus.

A surgical mask does two things:

  • Prevents droplets of saliva or secretions from the upper respiratory tract when the wearer exhales. If worn by the caregiver, the surgical mask protects the patient and his or her environment (air, surfaces, equipment, surgical site). If worn by a contagious patient, it prevents the patient from contaminating his or her surroundings and environment.
  • Protects the wearer from infection transmitted by "droplets" or from the risk of splashs of biological fluids. In the latter case, the surgical mask must have a waterproof layer. It can also be equipped with a visor to protect the eyes.

"Surgical" masks can be used in different fields:

  • Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Other medical procedures
  • In the case of isolation

Which surgical masks or respirators protect against contagious diseases and viruses?

In the presence of patients with contagious diseases or dangerous viruses, caregivers must be equipped with a suitable type of mask with a sufficient level of protection. Let's take the cases of tuberculosis, coronavirus, SARS, H1N1 and the risks of bioterrorism.

Coronavirus, SARS, H1N1:

=>For the contagious patient: it is necessary to wear the surgical mask as soon as contagion is suspected.
=>For caregivers: it is necessary to wear a protective mask of at least class FFP2 or FFP3 (Class N, R or P in the United States) for maximum filtration of particles and aerosols when caring for a patient who is infected or suspected of being so. 

Tuberculosis:

=>For the contagious patient: it is necessary to wear a surgical mask to avoid contamination of the surroundings by the projection of saliva droplets or secretions from the upper respiratory tract during exhalation.
=>For caregivers and visitors: it is necessary to wear a protective mask of a class of at least FFP1 or FFP2 (Class N or R in the United States) in case of multi-resistant tuberculosis or particularly high-risk situations (intubation, induced sputum, etc.).

Anthrax type bioterrorism: it is necessary to wear a FFP2 or FFP3 respirator (Class N, R or P in the United States).

Should a disposable or reusable mask be used?


The surgical mask is a disposable medical device that must be disposed of in the appropriate manner after use. Respirators can be disposable or reusable. In the second case, it is possible to replace the filter when it is full.

The effective life of a surgical mask or a respirator is indicated by the manufacturer. It varies according to use. Generally speaking, it can range from three to eight hours depending on the concentration of the contaminant and a series of external factors such as air humidity, temperature, volume of air breathed in, etc.

For respirators equipped with gas filters, if the wearer begins to perceive the smell of gas, he or she must immediately leave the work area and replace the filter. Similarly in the case of dust filters, if the wearer begins to perceive an increase in inspiratory effort, he or she should leave the premises and replace the filter. These masks are mainly worn by people working in contact with chemicals or by firefighters.

(source  medicalexpo)

Does a mouth mask help against the spread of the CORONAVIRUS?

Since the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the demand for mouth masks is increasing. But do these mouth masks help stop the spread of the coronavirus? Steven Van Gucht, virologist at Sciensano and chairman of the Scientific Committee for Coronavirus, explains: "Wearing face masks to protect yourself against the coronavirus is of little use. Only for patients who are infected with the coronavirus and for healthcare personnel is the use of such" A mask makes sense. That is why it is important that oral masks remain available to them. "

So wearing a mask on the street or at work is of little use to protect against the coronavirus Covid-19

EN 149 - Respiratory protective devices - Filtering half masks to protect against particles - Requirements, testing, marking

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This European Standard specifies the minimum requirements for filtering half masks used as respiratory protective devices, specifically against particles, and the required laboratory and practical performance tests to assess masks' compliance. Half masks used for escape purposes are excluded from the scope of this standard.

A filtering half mask is one in which the facepiece consists entirely or substantially of filter material or comprises a facepiece in which the main filter(s) form an inseparable part of the device.
Under the preceding EN149:1991 standard, the classifications were FFP1S, FFP2S, FFP2SL, FFP3S and FFP3SL.

EN149:2001 classified half masks into three types according to their filtering capacities (e.g., FFP1, FFP2, and FFP3).

Respirators that meet the requirements of EN149:2001 are designed to protect against solids, water-based aerosols, and oil-based aerosols.

EN149:2001 differs from EN149:1991 in that it is mandatory for all products tested in accordance with EN149:2001 to provide protection against solid and liquid aerosols whereas EN149:1991 allows for the testing of respirators against solid aerosols only.

On 1 August 1 2010, an amendment to EN 149.2001 standard entered into force concerning the reusability of masks' dust filters, indicated by "R", reusable, and "NR", non reusable, and tagged as EN 149:2001+A1:2009.

EN 149 defines the following classes of filtering half masks (i.e., respirators that are entirely or substantially constructed of filtering material):
Class APF (Assigned Protection factor) Filter penetration limit (at 95 L/min air flow) Inward leakage

Class APF (Assigned Protection factor) Filter penetration limit (at 95 L/min air flow) Inward leakage
FFP1 =>4 Filters at least 80% of airborne particles <22%
FFP2 =>10 Filters at least 94% of airborne particles <8%
FFP3 =>20 Filters at least 98% of airborne particles <2%

To confirm:

FFP1 respirator mask would filter out at least 80% of the respirable particles 

FFP3 respirator mask would filter out at least 98% of the airborne respirable particles, (FFP3 respirator masks are, therefore, the most efficient in filtering out fine particles including viruses, mold spores, and asbestos.).

Production & Stock Video:

 

Have a look at The Belgian Govenement (EN) which provides tips for a good hygiene (also available in other languages [Arabic, ES, IT, PL, RO, TU]). 

 

COVID-19 Global Pandemic Real-time Report. 

 COVID-19 Global Pandemic Real-time Report

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