Our filtering face piece respirators scan be used for respiratory protection against various non-oily airborne contaminants. It is extremely effective (94-99%) against tiny particulate matter of less than 0.3 and 2.5 microns in diameter (PM0.3 and PM2.5 respectively)among which are many infectious agents. For the purpose of protecting yourself from influenza viruses (SARS, avian flu, coronavirus, etc.), respirator masks were recommended as part of the PPE by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Our FFP2 respirators have been confirmed to meet all of the performance requirements set by the European Standard EN 149:2001+A1:2009. They are also completely CE-certified and FDA-cleared. Please note that if you need reassurance regarding the certification of our products, we are willing to send you the copies of the relevant documents upon request!
In order for your FFP2 particulate respirator to effectively protect you from the particulate matter you should wear it for a maximum of four to five hours. Please do not share your mask with other people. If your respirator mask becomes damaged or dirty, throw it away. Please follow our instructions for proper user seal checks before each use.
Moulded or cupped masks were made with your physiognomy in mind. They were designed to better fit your face, firmly preventing leakage. However, they might be impractical if you want to carry them in your pocket. If you’re looking for a more portable alternative check out our folded mask design. Remember: if your mask gets damaged it’s best to just throw it away!
The purpose of the valve on respiratory protective masks is to lessen the breathing resistance which is higher compared to other non-respirator masks for safety reasons. The wearing of your respiratory protective mask becomes more comfortable, as there is less moisture build-up. However, if you suspect you have been infected, wearing an unvalved respirator is advised. Otherwise you risk exposing other people to virus particles.
Before entering a possibly contaminated area, you need to properly put on your filtering face piece. To do this you need to:
Face masks work if properly donned, if used within the recommended time frame, and in combination with other PPE measures.
You should use a face mask in any situation where it is impossible to keep a distance of at least one metre from others.
Face masks protect your respiratory pathways from potential infectious agents, as well as protect the people around you if you are the one with an infection. Face masks are considered an important part of PPE, since they help reduce disease transmission. If a person is infected and shows symptoms of COVID-19 the respiratory droplets, which are inevitably spread while they cough, sneeze, or talk, end up being inhaled by a healthy person while in the air, on objects, or surfaces. A healthy person comes into contact with the contaminated air, objects, surfaces, and touches their respiratory pathways which is how they too become infected.
Our gloves, gowns, masks, foot covers, and other PPE are made of durable and comfortable materials that will significantly minimise the risk of infection.
Our disposable nitrile gloves allow you to maintain a high level of dexterity while protecting your hands regardless of your profession or task.