Masks in the pandemic:
The coronavirus continues to circulate, and the number of infected people continues to rise. To avoid another lockdown, many countries are asking people to wear face masks in public areas. Various face masks and face shields are now increasingly visible on our streets. The particles of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are extremely small — 0.12 microns, 0.12 thousandths of a millimeter — and can stay in the air for several dozen minutes if expelled by an infected person coughing, talking, or even breathing. There are officially two types of protective masks that protect against such viruses: the surgical masks and the respirators. When the number of coronavirus cases is high, cloth masks are no longer enough. In public spaces, the use of FFP2 masks and other medical masks is now mandatory. Read here what there is to know about masks.
FFP2 masks have a filtration level of at least 94% and a maximum leakage of 8% inwards. They are mainly used in construction, agriculture and health professionals to protect against influenza viruses. FFP2 masks protect against moderately heavy dust, as well as solid and liquid aerosols. FFP2 masks are ideal for cleaning and grinding work. These disposable masks are mainly used in construction, agriculture and health professionals to protect against influenza viruses. FFP2 masks cover the nose, mouth and chin, providing a tight fit and effective two-way protection against bacteria.
FFP2 respirators have a highly effective filter system that filters out at least 95% of the particles. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a face covering. The demand for FFP2 masks has recently increased significantly due to stricter regulations to contain the corona pandemic – many times over in the healthcare sector alone. FFp2 masks are personal protective equipment that can filter 95% of the molecules in the air and are considered a better protective alternative than the surgical mask because they offer a greater filtering capacity
The FFp2 mask is one of the most effective masks for protecting the respiratory tract, including against infection by Covid-19, and is therefore especially recommended for users who come into direct contact with the patient during procedures that produce aerosols, but also for people who are looking for greater protection.
Colored FPP2 masks:
You thought FFP2 only works in white? Wrongly thought!
Our coloured protective masks are currently one of the few certified FFP2 models with valid type examination for all offered colour variants. Stand out from the crowd with our exclusive colour collection. They are also used as personal protective equipment by companies in a wide variety of industries. In Europe, these masks are standardized with regard to the protective properties for the wearer according to EN 149:2001+A1:2009. The efficient four-layer filtration achieves a filter efficiency of more than 95. This ensures that the mask fits properly.
With double protection, both for the wearer of the mask and for people who are nearby. Made in 5 layers, with heat-sealed finish, matching drawbars and adjustable nose pad for a comfortable and firm fit. Packed in a single poly bag and a box of 20 pieces, complete with instructions for use in Spanish and English. Colors: Black, Gray, Pink, Blue
Classified as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) according to the European standard EN 149: 2001 + A1: 2009 by the Notified Body No. 2834, with CE marking. Minimum filtration performance ≥ 94%. Disposable model, non-reusable. Latex-free. 5 layers. 43% nonwoven (2 layers) / 28.5% meltblown (2 layers) / 28.5% cotton (1 layer)
Currently, the colored FFP2 masks are practically the most sold, although they are a bit more uncomfortable to wear than surgical masks. The trend is to wear an FFP2 mask and especially of some color, there are from black FFP2 masks that are most common, even pink or purple FFP2 colored masks. Coloured FFP2 protective masks.
FPP2 Mask Protection:
Our FFP2 protective masks are designed to protect from the outside in and vice versa. They are available in many colors. They not only protect against larger particles that hit their outer surface, but are also designed as filters for smaller aerosols. They are the ideal solution for all health professionals, emergency services and the general public.
The reusable FFP2 masks are among the most requested products on the market. är has therefore opted for this version, whose outer surface is made of high-quality textile. But if the brand’s new model stands out, it’s ViralOff technology, an antiviral treatment from Swedish company Polygiene that reduces 99% of mask viruses in just two hours thanks to a revolutionary self-cleaning feature. The mask’s filter system also contains a world-class nanomembrane that keeps out dust and other contaminants in addition to pathogens. All of this is part of the centrifugal spinning technology that the company is committed to. In this way, är has created a comfortable and easy-to-wear mask with antimicrobial properties and highly effective long-term effect in the fight against microorganisms.
HOW LONG IS THE SHELF LIFE OF AN FFP2 MASK?
Although the lifespan of the filter in är masks depends on many factors – from the number of encounters with other people to the humidity that surrounds the user – the manufacturer recommends replacing or disinfecting the mask after 40 hours of active use or after two weeks. According to an internal study by the company, after five treatments with spray disinfectants (based on alcohol or isopropyl alcohol), the masks did not reduce their breathability. Also, the inner layer of the masks was not damaged and the filtration performance of the membrane was not affected. The result of the study shows that this mask can be used up to five times more often than a conventional mask.
What are the characteristics of an FFP2 mask and how is it recognized?
FFP masks protect the user from particles, droplets and aerosols. The abbreviation FFP stands for “Filtering Face Piece”. They are also known as particle-filtering masks. The FFP2 mask, originally a mask for occupational safety, is also known as a “dust mask”. It is usually white, often dome-shaped or foldable, and can be equipped with or without an exhalation valve. What distinguishes the FFP masks from each other and influences their labeling is primarily their respective filter performance.
Are FFP2 masks reusable?
In the professional field of occupational health and safety, FFP2 masks are a disposable product. This is due to the fact that personnel (e.B. in the medical field or in manual professions) are often exposed to an increased risk of infection or contamination. In everyday life, however, we are usually exposed to less exposure to pathogens or pollutants. If you want to use the FFP2 masks several times, you can hang them to dry (in the meantime, use a different mask in the public area. According to the current state of knowledge, the filter performance of the mask is not affected by this.