Medical masks are loose-fitting masks that create protection between the nose and mouth of the wearer. The design of the surgical masks allows for a protection barrier from contact with splashes, droplets and sprays that may contain germs in the immediate external environment of the wearer. Surgical masks are three-ply (contain three layers) made up of non-woven fabric placed between the most common melt-brown polymer, known as polypropylene.
The 2 ply face mask is a hygiene face mask that is cheap and made from the same material as regular face masks – polypropylene and another non-woven kind of material. However, the differentiator is that a 2-ply mask does not contain the centre filtration layer which keeps out bacteria and viruses.
The quality of a face mask is determined by its Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE), which measures the filtration efficiency of masks by using live bacteria or viable particles that can vary in size from 1 to 5 microns. A face mask relies on these microfiber filter media to capture microscopic particles. The higher the BFE rating, the more protection offered to the wearer. 3-Ply masks have a 99% + BFE rating, while the 2-ply masks have a 80% BFE rating.
Masks have become a hot commodity and what better mask to have than a proudly South African mask manufactured in South Africa!
AMS Healthcare produces the highest quality 3-Ply medical masks for the South African market with a 95% + BFE rating and provides them at an affordable price. Manufactured using only the highest quality materials and featuring a unique design to South Africa, the medical masks have an outer ear loop for maximum comfort.
The masks are manufactured using spun-lace and spun-bond non-woven fabric and feature a melt-blown central filter layer, and each medical mask manufactured at AMS goes through a high quality UVC decontamination and sterilisation process to ensure all masks are safe. The medical masks are then finished off with a unique “Made in South Africa” stamp before being packaged and sold.
HOW TO WEAR A SURGICAL MASK
Locate the metallic strip and
place it on the nose bridge
Secure the strings behind
over your ears
Cover mouth and nose fully
making sure there are no gaps
Press the metallic strip to
fit the shape of the nose