KN95 MASK SINGLE PACKAGE | 10 PCS - FDA Authorized (2.99 Per Mask)
- 5-layer structure, made of high electrostatic filter material: non-woven fabric, melt-blown fabric, hot air cotton.
- Adjustable soft nose clip inside the fabric of the bridge of the nose, allow you to squeeze it on both sides of the bridge of your nose to fit your face.
- Suitable for use in environments that require respiratory protection
- KN95 standard efficient protection
- FDA Registered
- CDC NPPTL tested for 97%+ Filter Efficiency
Made In China
Our KN95 masks are lab tested for GB2626-2006 and GB2626-2019 compliance requirements for KN95 designations. Some of the compliance requirements include 95%+ filter efficiency to filter out at least 95% of particulates in the air with 0.3 microns or greater in size. According to the GB2626-2006 standards testing lab report, our KN95 mask achieved 97%+ Filter Efficiency.
Our masks have gone through an additional quality assurance testing with our onsite staff before the masks are shipped from the manufacturer’s warehouse in China. Furthermore, the masks have passed the Chinese government’s new technical inspections (implemented as of 4/20/2020) for Personal Protective Equipment.
Our KN95 masks are made of 5 layers, which include: two (2) outer layers of non-woven fabrics for comfort and for filtering coarse particles, one (1) layer of heat sealing cotton (broad-spectrum antibacterial), and TWO (2) layers of melt-blown, ultra-fine, non-woven fibers which are highly effective with small particle filtration. A typical surgical mask has only 3 layers and some KN95 masks have 4 layers. Assuming the filter layers are of similar materials (melt-blown, non-woven fibers), a mask with 5 layers should provide higher Filtration Efficiency than those with 3 or 4 layers.
Our manufacturers are FDA registered and passed the lab testing for GB2626-2006 standards for KN95 designation, as well as certified for EN149:2001+A1:2009 standards related to CE Directives R2016/425 (Personal Protective Equipment). All certifications and registrations are verified with the sources, and we can provide the documents upon request.
FAQ: What's the difference between "KN95" and "N95"?
KN95 is a Chinese standards designation similar to N95 (U.S. - NIOSH-42C FR84), FFP2 (European – EN149-2001), P2 (Australia & New Zealand – AS/NZ 1716:2012), and KF94 (Korea – KMOEL-2017-64). They are similar mainly for the Filter or Filtration Efficiency ratings of 95%+ (KN95) and 94%+ (others). However, they differ in terms of “Total Inward Leakage” (eg Air & particle leakage INTO the mask due to facial fit, breathing, and movements).
The non-NIOSH N95 standards (KN95, FFP2, P2 & KF94) allow for 0-8% Total Inward Leakage. The Total Inward Leakage is not part of the NIOSH certification standards; however, most of the 3M's N95 masks achieve less than 1% Total Inward Leakage due to their double-headband, tight-fitting designs and therefore suitable for extremely high-risk environment such as hospitals. A comparison chart of these standards provided by 3M is available by clicking on the following link. 3M Comparison Chart
KN95 MASKS VS. SURGICAL MASKS
Surgical masks are typically made of a total of 3 layers which include2 outer layers and a filter. A surgical mask’s intended use is to: (1) prevent the release of potential contaminants from the user into their immediate environment and (2) protect the wearer from large droplets, sprays and splashes of body fluids from other people surrounding the wearer. Here’s a statement from the FDA website along with the link following the statement:
“While a surgical mask may be effective in blocking splashes and large-particle droplets, a face mask, by design, does not filter or block very small particles in the air that may be transmitted by coughs, sneezes, or certain medical procedures. Surgical masks also do not provide complete protection from germs and other contaminants because of the loose fit between the surface of the face mask and your face.” FDA Statement
Additionally, according to a research report published in Journal of Healthcare Engineering titled Particle Size-Selective Assessment of Protection of European Standard FFP Masks and Surgical Masks against Particles-Tested with Human Subjects, “on average, the protection factors of FFP (filtering facepiece) masks were 11.5 to 15.9 times greater than those of surgical masks.” Research Article Link
HOW TO IDENTIFY FAKES OR POOR IMPORT QUALITY:
Leakage Test – The layers of the KN95 masks are waterproof. You can verify by pouring water inside the mask and observe whether there are leakages (even small droplets forming on the bottom) after 1 minute or longer.
Smell Test - Put on your mask and empty the contents of a pack of Sweet and Low on a flat surface. Try sniffing with the mask on and then off. You can still smell the saccharin with the mask on but only faintly.
Improper Labeling – Some manufacturers label their products with an FDA logo and claim that their products are FDA approved. FDA does not test these products nor approve any of the PPEs. Manufacturers can be registered with the FDA, but a submission of the products (for testing or even inspection) are not part of the registration process. The improper use of the FDA logo is prohibited. This is also very misleading to consumers, who would have a false sense of comfort when they believe the product is FDA approved.
Note: The mask will become unusable after the following test:
Layers – Typically, KN95 masks should have at least 4 layers, which can be observed by cutting the mask and separating the layers. Note: The creamy white, melt-blown, non-woven filter layers are very fine (super thin), so it would take some effort to separate them for a 5-layer masks.