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Due to the devastating nature of the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have to decided to make KN95 masks that our manufacturer offered to us, available to Sunniblake customers at cost. Orders ship in 7-10 business days.
"Filtering facepiece respirators (FFR), which are sometimes called disposable respirators, are subject to various regulatory standards around the world. These standards specify certain required physical properties and performance characteristics in order for respirators to claim compliance with the particular standard. During pandemic or emergency situations, health authorities often reference these standards when making respirator recommendations, stating, for example, that certain populations should use an “N95, FFP2, or equivalent” respirator.
This document is only intended to help clarify some key similarities between such references, specifically to the following FFR performance standards:
• N95 (United States NIOSH-42CFR84)
• FFP2 (Europe EN 149-2001)
• KN95 (China GB2626-2006)
• P2 (Australia/New Zealand AS/NZA 1716:2012)
• Korea 1st class (Korea KMOEL - 2017-64)
• DS (Japan JMHLW-Notification 214, 2018)
As shown in the summary table below, respirators certified as meeting these standards can be expected to function very similarly to one another, based on the performance requirements stated in the standards and confirmed during conformity testing.
One notable comparison point is the flow rates specified by these standards for the inhalation and exhalation resistance tests. Inhalation resistance testing flow rates range from 40 to 160L/min. Exhalation resistance testing flow rates range from 30 to 95 L/min. Some countries require testing to be performed at multiple flow rates, others at only the high or low end of those ranges. Although this appears to suggest that the standards’ requirements for breathing resistance (also called “pressure drop”) differ from each other, it’s important to understand that pressure drop across any filter will naturally be higher at higher flow rates and lower at lower flow rates. Given typical pressure curves for respirator filters, the standards’ various pressure drop requirements are actually quite similar. This chart shows a representative filter pressure drop curve. If one filter is tested at a high flow rate, the pressure drop performance will be relatively high. If that same filter is tested at a low flow rate, the pressure drop performance will be relatively low.
Based on this comparison, it is reasonable to consider China KN95, AS/NZ P2, Korea 1st Class, and Japan DS FFRs as “equivalent” to US NIOSH N95 and European FFP2 respirators, for filtering non-oil-based particles such as those resulting from wildfires, PM 2.5 air pollution, volcanic eruptions, or bioaerosols (e.g. viruses). However, prior to selecting a respirator, users should consult their local respiratory protection regulations and requirements or check with their local public health authorities for selection guidance."
*ORDERS WILL BE LIMITED TO ONE PER ADDRESS. DUPLICATE ORDERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE CANCELLED. IF YOU ARE IN HEALTHCARE OR ARE OTHER ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL OR HAVE A NEED FOR MORE THAN ONE BOX PLEASE EMAIL US TO SEE IF IT CAN BE ACCOMMODATED.
*DISCLAIMER* SUNNIBLAKE, IT'S OWNERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS ARE NOT MEDICAL PROVIDERS. SUNNIBLAKE MAKES NO CLAIMS AS TO THE BENEFIT, EFFECTIVENESS, OR SAFETY OF MASKS AS PREVENTION AGAINST ANY DISEASE OR INFECTION. THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT, NOR ARE INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL-GRADE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT . NOTHING POSTED HERE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. SUNNIBLAKE RECOMMENDS THAT YOU SEEK THE ADVICE OF A QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL QUESTION OR CONDITION. SUNNIBLAKE DID NOT MAKE OR MANUFACTURE THESE MASKS AND ACCEPTS NO LIABILTY FOR ANY INJURY OR CLAIM THAT MAY ARISE THROUGH PURCHASE OF THESE MASKS.
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