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What are types of ffp2 mask?

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What are types of ffp2 mask?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and public health officials recommend wearing masks to control the spread of the new coronavirus, which can cause COVID-19. People now wear many different types of masks, including headscarves, hand-sewn masks and disposable medical masks. In many cases, the choice of mask depends on availability. People use what they have. But how effective are these masks?

Learn more about the various types of masks and their effectiveness in suppressing droplets from coughing, sneezing, and talking.

This passage is going to talk about types of ffp2 mask:

(1) Personal protective equipment (PPE) masks

(2) Personal protective equipment against coronavirus

(3) Use of FFP3 and Ffp2 masks


Personal protective equipment (PPE) masks

Personal protective equipment (PPE) masks: There are many types, usually without valves, such as FFP1 and Ffp2 masks, which can prevent infection and limit the spread of the virus. On the other hand, FFP3 masks can indeed prevent the wearer from being infected, but it cannot prevent the spread of the virus. FFP3 masks are only used in hospitals and certain procedures.

 FFP2 mask

Personal protective equipment against coronavirus

These masks are worn by medical staff in hospitals and are considered PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), which means that compared to surgical masks, they have a higher filtration efficiency for inhaled and exhaled air. FFP stands for "filter mask", which means that the mask has been certified to comply with the EN 149-2001 standard, which sets the minimum performance standards for efficiency, air permeability, structural stability and biocompatibility. The numbering system (FFP1, FPP2, FFP3) indicates the filtration efficiency of these devices. FFP1 masks have limited filtration efficiency: they can only filter out the largest particles, and are not the most suitable for protecting the wearer from harmful particles that carry viruses. FFP2 and FPP3, on the other hand, have a filtering efficiency of 92% for airborne particles (including those containing viruses) for FPP2 and 98% for FFP3.


Use of FFP3 and Ffp2 masks

The most effective masks to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 are valveless FFP2 and FFP3 masks, which are the greatest protection for the wearer and those around them. Remember, the valve will exhaust the wearer’s exhaled air without filtering it, which means that the valve is not recommended, especially for those with symptoms or who may be infected. One disadvantage of FFP3 masks is that they can become uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time due to their high level of filtration and the delamination of the materials used to make them. The life span of these masks is also very limited. They are designed to provide protection for about six hours, after which their filtration efficiency will no longer be guaranteed, so they must be discarded.


We hope this article has helped you understand more about types of ffp2 mask. If you need ffp2 masks, do not hesitate to contact us. Our products will be your best choice.






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