Surgical Mask

N99 Membrane 3D Mask

KN95 Mask

3M Mask

Surgical/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.


  • Light weight
  • Disposable
  • Fluid-Resistant
  • Loose fit to allow for easy breathing

N99 (ePTFE) Membrane mask contains a macromolecular material that is widely used to filter air and water.

The letter N means that the mask is non-resistant to oil-based particles such as solvents and pesticides. R = oil-resistant, P = oil proof (completely resistant to oil). R and P are mostly worn by industrial workers. Oil-resistance is not relevant right now due to Corona Virus particles not being oil-based. The number refers to the percentage of airborne particles that the mask filters out.


  • Light weight
  • High efficiency in filtration
  • Allows for easy breathing
  • Moisture excluded

The NN95 respirator mask is a particulate-filtering respirator that is classified under that of air filtration. This means the filter in the mask is able to filtrate up to 95% of particulates found in the air.

The Mask is made out of nonwoven polypropylene fabric which requires a fine mesh of synthetic polymer fibres. These fibres form inner infiltration layers which aid in filtering out hazardous airborne particulates.

Finding the right protection…

3M Particulate Respirator 8210, N95 is a disposable particulate respirator that is designed to help provide reliable respiratory protection of at least 95 percent filtration efficiency against certain non-oil based particles. This respirator is designed for use for particles such as those from grinding, sanding, sweeping, sawing, bagging, or other dusty operations. This respirator can also help reduce inhalation exposures to certain airborne biological particles (examples: mold, Bacillus anthracis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis), but cannot eliminate the risk of contracting infection, illness, or disease.

The respirator incorporates 3M’s proprietary technology with advanced electrostatically charged microfiber filter media designed for ease of breathing. 

Advantages of 3M Disposable Respirators

3M Cool Flow Valve

An efficient exhalation valve minimises heat and moisture build up, particularly in hot and humid work conditions

3M High Performance Filter Media

High performance filter media combines the benefits of traditional mechanical filtration with advanced technology filtration to capture particles

3M Foldable Three Panel Design

This design offers improved comfort, fit and communication – plus the convenience of a foldable respirator

3M Clog-Resistant Welding Respirators

Particles are trapped throughout the lofty outer later and then by the inner filter. This prolongs respirator life while maintaining ease of breathing

Activated Carbon

Layers of carbon in 3M Welding and 3M Specialty Respirators are designed to offer relief from the irritation of low levels of specific gases and vapours

Importance of Fit

3M provides a variety of respirators for customers to select one that fits best on their own face. Fit testing is used to confirm adequate fit and level of protection in the work place

Adjustment Buckle Straps

Simply pull on the 3M Universal Buckle to achieve the optimal comfort and security

Confidence in Numbers

3M has a rich 100-plus-year history of research and innovation, over 40 in respiratory protection alone, and a passion for designing safe, comfortable respirators

3M N95 1860 respirator is specifically designed to provide protection against infectious sprays or droplets entering the nose or mouth of the wearer. It meets the guidelines for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis exposure control and has been FDA approved to be used as a surgical mask.

An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. The ‘N95’ designation means that when subjected to careful testing, the respirator blocks at least 95 percent of very small (0.3 micron) test particles. If properly fitted, the filtration capabilities of N95 respirators exceed those of face masks.

  • NIOSH approved N95
  • Small-sized to accommodate all facial sizes
  • Protection against airborne particles
  • Fluid-resistant
  • FDA approved for use of 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

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