Our medical masks for sale specified in the European Standard EN14683-2019 are classified into two types (Type I and Type II) according to bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) whereby Type II is further divided according to whether or not the mask is splash resistant. The 'R' signifies splash resistance.
When choosing your specific medical protective masks,
make sure you choose the appropriate level in which procedures you will be performing.
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As a minimum, Type I medical face masks are used for patients in order to reduce the risk of the spread of infections, particularly in epidemic or pandemic situations. Type II masks are principally intended for use by healthcare professionals in an operating room or other medical settings with similar requirements.
Since the medical face masks and general face mask all look the same, it’s difficult for us to tell the difference. They have the same 3 ply layers: two layers non-woven fabrics and the most important middle melt-blown fiber layers. There is a very important technical data to distinguish them: Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE). For medical use, the BFE should be ≥95% or ≥99%. For general use, the melt blown fiber does not have such technical data but Particles Filtration Efficiency (PFE). The PFE should be ≥80%.