The Different Types Of 3M Face Masks & Their Uses
When it comes to 3M face masks, it might seem daunting to see the wide choice available but this can only be considered a positive. With more choice, it means that you are certain to find the right 3M face mask to fit your needs. So, let’s explore the range of masks available…
3M Unvalved N95 Face masks
The 3M unvalved N95 face mask is designed to offer comfort with an adjustable nose clip and nose foam. They are made using high-quality materials and contain a polypropylene filter and polyester coverweb. These have been designed for use with solid particles and liquid mists that have a concentration of no more than 10X PEL/OEL. They offer 95% filtration and are NIOSH approved.
3M Valved N95 Face masks
Valved N95 3M face masks have a NIOSH approved N96 rating and come with adjustable nose clips and a cool flow exhalation valve. The filter is made of polypropylene and they offer 95% filter efficiency too. They are designed to help aid respiration and offer an exceptional level of durability. They are suitable for use with solid particulates and liquid mists that have a concentration of no more than 10X PEL/OEL. The valve aids in keeping the face cool in humid temperatures.
3M Welding & Metal Pouring N95 Face Masks
The range of 3M Welding and Metal Pouring N95 face masks are NIOSH approved N95 rated and come with a cake resistant filter media that is made using polypropylene and offers 95% filtration efficiency. They also come with a cool flow exhalation valve. They are suitable for use with solid particulates and liquid mists that have a concentration of no more than 10X PEL/OEL as well as nuisance level organic vapours such as resins and solvents.
3M Speciality R95 Face Masks
This type of 3M face mask also comes with a NIOSH approved N95 rating while the polypropylene filter offers a 95% filtration efficiency. They have a carbon layer to help deal with organic vapours as well as an adjustable nose clip for comfort. The filter is made using polypropylene and is designed to handle solid particulates and liquid mists that have a concentration of no more than 10X PEL/OEL. They can also be used with oil-based particles from sprays that do not have harmful vapours and nuisance levels of organic vapours.
3M Speciality P95 Face Masks
This face mask comes with a NIOSH approved P95 rating which means that it is suitable for use with solid particulates and liquid mists that have a concentration of no more than 10X PEL/OEL. They can also be used with oil-based particles from sprays as well as nuisance levels of organic vapour from solvents and resins. They offer a 95% filtration efficiency and come with a cool flow exhalation valve and a carbon layer.
3M Healthcare N95 Face Masks & 3M Surgical Masks
This face mask has a NIOSH approved N95 rating and it is FDA cleared for use as a surgical mask (certified Type IIR). It has the ability to offer 95% filtration efficiency and it has a flammability rating class 1. It is also fluid resistant 120 mmHg and it is designed to be used in operating rooms during surgical procedures to help prevent the spread of fluids, micro-organisms and particulate material.
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