Independent Lab Tested for Filtration Efficiency
Don't risk your safety with a counterfeit. Our KN95 masks are lab tested for GB2626-2006 compliance requirements for KN95 designations. Some of the compliance requirements include 95%+ filter efficiency to filter out at least 95% of particulates in the air with 0.3 microns or greater in size. According to the standards testing, our KN95 mask achieved 99%+ Filter Efficiency.
Our masks have gone through an additional quality assurance (earloop, liquid and verification of layers) testing with our onsite staff before the masks are shipped from the manufacturer’s warehouse abroad. Furthermore, the masks have passed the Chinese government’s new technical inspections (implemented as of 4/20/2020) for Personal Protective Equipment.
Our KN95 masks are made of 5 layers, which include: two (2) outer layers of non-woven fabrics for comfort and for filtering coarse particles, one (1) layer of heat sealing cotton (broad-spectrum antibacterial), and TWO (2) layers of melt-blown, ultra-fine, non-woven fibers which are highly effective with small particle filtration. A typical surgical mask has only 3 layers and some KN95 masks have 4 layers. Assuming the filter layers are of similar materials (melt-blown, non-woven fibers), a mask with 5 layers should provide higher Filtration Efficiency than those with 3 or 4 layers.
Our manufacturer(s) are FDA registered and passed the lab testing for GB2626-2006 standards for KN95 designation, as well as certified for EN149:2001+A1:2009 standards related to CE Directives R2016/425 (Personal Protective Equipment). All certifications and registrations are verified with the sources and the filter efficiency was tested by an independent lab.
5 Layers - Cut and Separation Test Performed by TenMasks Team
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What's the difference
between "KN95" and "N95"?
KN95 is a Chinese standards designation similar to N95 (U.S. - NIOSH-42C FR84), FFP2 (European – EN149-2001), P2 (Australia & New Zealand – AS/NZ 1716:2012), and KF94 (Korea – KMOEL-2017-64). They are similar mainly for the Filter or Filtration Efficiency ratings of 95%+ (KN95) and 94%+ (others). However, they differ in terms of “Total Inward Leakage” (eg Air & particle leakage INTO the mask due to facial fit, breathing, and movements).
The non-NIOSH N95 standards (KN95, FFP2, P2 & KF94) allow for 0-8% Total Inward Leakage. The Total Inward Leakage is not part of the NIOSH certification standards since there are many factors that can impact the Total Inward Leakage rate such as the wearer's facial features; however, most of the 3M's N95 masks achieve less than 1% Total Inward Leakage due to their double-headband, tight fitting designs and therefore suitable for extremely high risk environment such as hospitals. A comparison chart of these standards provided by 3M is available by clicking on the following link.
How to Identify Fake or Poor Quality Imports
Leakage Test – The layers of the KN95 masks are water proof. You can verify by pouring water inside the mask and observe whether there are leakages (even small droplets forming on the bottom) after 1 minute or longer.
Smell Test - Put on your mask and empty the contents of a pack of Sweet and Low on a flat surface. Try sniffing with the mask on and then off. You can still smell the saccharin with the mask on but only faintly.
Improper Labeling – Some manufacturers label their products with an FDA logo and claim that their products are FDA approved. FDA does not test these products nor approve any of the PPEs. Manufacturers can be registered with the FDA, but a submission of the products (for testing or even inspection) are not part of the registration process. The improper use of the FDA logo is prohibited. This is also very misleading to consumers, who would have a false sense of comfort when they believe the product is FDA approved.
Note: The mask will become unusable after the following test: Layers – Typically, a KN95 masks should have at least 4 layers, which can be observed by cutting the mask and separating the layers. Note: The creamy white, melt-blown, non-woven filter layers are very fine (super thin), so it would take some effort to separate them for a 5-layer masks.