Our filtering face piece respirators can be used for respiratory protection against various non-oily airborne contaminants. They are 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.
You can easily carry around our folded masks in your pocket or your purse. Convenient as they are, they might be the right choice to have on you at all times. Just store them in a clean plastic bag and you’re good to go! But be careful to put them on tightly and not leave any gaps between your face and the mask. If you’re looking for a design that is less likely to have leakage, check out our cupped design masks.
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 facepiece. 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.