What is the difference between a surgical face mask and a respiratory mask (KN95/ FFP2)?
A surgical face mask is disposable and loose-fitting when fitted correctly, designed to help block large droplets or sprays from reaching the wearer’s mouth or nose. Due to its loose-fitting, this type of mask doesn’t offer the same level of protection as a fitted mask and they do not filter the air of small particles that can be transmitted by a cough or a sneeze.
Respiratory masks offer enhanced protection from smaller particles, as are they more fitted to the wearer’s face, creating a barrier from germs.
- Colour: White
- Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) 98%
- Particulate Filtration Efficiency at 0.1 micron (PFE) 98%
- Differential Pressure < 6mm H2O/cm2
- Resistance to penetration by synthetic blood – 120mm Hg
- Flame Spread – Class 1