FFP2 mask, also known as N95 respirator mask, is a type of mask that came to the fore with its protection during the Corona virus period. The most important feature that distinguishes the N95 mask from other surgical masks on the market is that it prevents the virus or bacteria carried by the wearer from being transmitted to other people. It can also protect the wearer from airborne viruses and bacteria.
The N95 mask is a respirator mask that is in the N95 class of air filtering devices of the US National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH) and has a minimum 95% filtering of inhaled air and airborne particles. The N95 mask also provides protection against airborne particles.
What is N95 Respirator Mask?
Terms of surgical masks, respirators, medical masks became familiar as a result of the Covid – 19 pandemic entering our daily lives and affecting our lives in every aspect. Due to the Corona virüs which has spread all over the world for more than 1 year, it was prohibited to go to social areas without wearing a protective mask. In this period, the demand for masks in the market as been discussed as well as which mask had how much protection.
The types of masks comply with the standards set by the health authorities and are generally divided into two groups. The first one is surgical masks, also known as medical masks, that were previously used in hospitals and medical fields to prevent the wearer from transmitting any viruses or bacteria to others . The second one is N95 masks that both prevent the transmission of bacteria and viruses carried by the person to others and protect the wearer against possible dangers from outside. N95 masks are the type classified as respirators with a particle protection of 95%.
Features of N95 (FFP2) Mask
The mask is called N95 in the American standard and FFP2 in the European Union standard. It is one of the advanced masks with air filtration. N95 masks are able to filter the particles that exist in the air and give harm to health. And they provides protection more than surgical masks.
The features of N95 masks with high protection are as follows:
- A N95 mask protects the user from aerosols, gases or vapors that may pose a danger to human health.
- It can filter the particles down to 0.3 micron
- Providing 95% filtration and protection against particlec in size of respiratory droplet.
- It is produced by high filtering fabrics.
- It fits tightly in the face
- Impermeability thanks to the thin metal in the nose area
- The opportunity to breathe comfortably
Where To Use N95 Mask?
N95 mask is a special mask designed to prevent factors that can harm human health by air. These factors can be dust, chemical particles, harmful protein molecules, and airborne microorganisms such as viruses or bacteria. In order to prevent such dangers in the air from entering body, masks should be used due to their protection ability. Face masks – like surgical masks – cannot provide protection enough because of their structure and filtering properties. Mouth and nose are the respiratory organs of the body and N95 masks ensure that these areas are completely closed and the air taken into the mask is purified from external factors.
Thus, N95 masks are frequently used in followings:
- In medical areas where there is a risk of possible virus and bacteria inhalation
- By healthcare professionals
- Chemical processing workshops
- In painting processes
- Textile industry
- Chemical industry
In addition, N95 mask is one of the most effective masks currently used against Corona virus all over the world thanks to its protectivity.
Things to Consider When Using N95 Masks
As with all medical masks, there are some points to be considered in the use of N95 masks in order for the mask to provide full protection.
These are as follows:
- Proper wearing of the mask as mentioned above
- No touch the outside of the mask, as viruses and bacteria are filtered these areas
- Paying attention to distance in social environment even when wearing the mask
- Thorough washing of hands after touching any surface and before touching the mask
- Purchasing the mask from a trusted vendor
Is N95 (FFP) Mask Washable?
Some cloth masks available in the market today are made from washable fabrics. However, face masks such as N95 are not designed for reuse. That’s why N95 masks are not washable. The filtering layers filtration can protect if they are dry. Its protective structure deteriorates if it is wet.
Therefore, washing the N95 masks and wiping them with liquids such as alcohol or disinfectant will make the mask completely ineffective. Such practices should be avoided.
How Many Times Can N95 Mask Be Used?
Respirators, also known as FFP, are designed to be disposable just like other surgical masks. Although the recommended usage time of N95 masks is higher than surgical masks, N95 masks are also disposable.
Experts state that FFP2 respirators can be reused when the filtration part of the mask is not wet and there is no physical damage, rather than the time it is used. For a full and effective protection, it is recommended to use masks at once.
N95 Mask Manufacturers
Approved by the European Union and classified as FFP (Filtering Face Piece), N95 masks have a special filtration called a valve. These masks filter bacteria and viruses using electrostatic power. In order to produce these masks using advanced technological production possibilities, some certificates and permissions must be obtained from certain authorities.
As Mag Çanta, we have obtained the ISO 13485 and QCS International certificates required for the production of medical products. In addition, we are a company that has TS EN 14683 standard and CE certificate, which is also required for the production of medical masks. All N95 masks we produce comply with the standards set by the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE).
N95 Mask Prices
N95 masks manufactured by Mag Çanta are high quality and certified masks produced in accordance with national and international production standards. You can supply these masks either wholesale or retail. You can contact us for detailed information about N5 mask prices and other masks.