Different masks offer different protection, which one is more suitable for my clients or consumers? Here’s the brief introduction of some masks you might encounter, just for your reference.
Civil protective masks
Civil protective mask is one level lower than the disposable medical mask protection. The structure is the same as the disposable medical mask, but its melt-blown interlayer without electret treatment as the medical one. This kind of barrier effect is only droplets, so it is not suitable for wearing in high-risk places such as hospitals. Of course, it provides adequate protection for ordinary people living at home.
It can prevent respiratory tract infection to a certain extent. There are three layers of medical surgical masks, which are waterproof layer, filter layer and comfort layer from outside to inside. Fit your nose and smooth your cheeks so that there is no gap between the mask and your face when apply it. Please pay attention when purchasing, you should choose a mask on the outer package clearly marked “Medical-Surgical Mask”.
The N95 is the most recognizable and effective mask. Its name means it can block at least 95 percent of tiny particles. N95 is not a specific product name. As long as the product meets the N95 standard, it can be called an “N95 mask”. The biggest feature of the type mask is that it can prevent droplet infection caused by the patient’s body fluid or blood splash. The size of the droplets is 1 to 5 microns in diameter. Compared with medical surgical masks, N95 masks are better closed. What about KN95, according to mask manufacturer 3M, it is reasonable to consider China’s KN95 equivalent to US N95. Mask standards for Europe (FFP2), Australia (P2), Korea (KMOEL), and Japan (DS) are also highly similar.
Ordinary cotton masks
Its material may be cotton, gauze, wool, canvas, and velvet. Because the material itself is not dense enough, it cannot serve the purpose of preventing infection, but better than nothing.
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Wear mask indeed is helpful to slow the spread of the deadly outbreak. But figuring out what to wear is not so easy. Import appropriate mask for your market would be a key point to think of. Not exactly, civil protective masks are applied for daily life, medical surgical for health care worker and N95 for those who in high risk of infection.
Reference: bestforworld.（8, Mar. 2020）Importing masks from China.Supplier selection.Retrieved from: https://www.bestforworld.com/importing-masks-from-china-supplier-selection