Do you Know the Difference Between N95 and KN95 Mask?
During COVID - 19, Protective Face Masks become highly in demand among the professional and general public to avoid getting infected from the spreading of viruses and contagions. Local government and healthcare officials are advising people to wear masks in public places to get rid of Coronavirus (COVID-19). In this discussion, we are going to look at how both KN95 and N95 masks are beneficial for us.
In general, N95 masks meet the requirements of United States NIOSH certification, whereas KN95 masks refer to the China GB2626 standards. Both Face Masks filter non-oily particles with a filtration efficiency of greater than or equal to 95%. Therefore it is clear that both N95 and KN95 Respirator masks are highly effective for COVID – 19 Coronavirus protection.
A KN95 respirator mask is a famous Face Mask that helps us to filters 95% of airborne particles. These medical masks are designed from synthetic polymers fibers to trap fine particles such as dust, bacteria, and viruses. Their medical grade meets the standards of China Health and Safety.
KN95 masks are made of 4 layers, an 8% acceptance rate, and tested for inward leakage. There is a different measurement for the K95 Masks such as
- Exhalation valve leakage
- Within 20 secs the depressurization falls to 0 pa
- Co2 Clearance required at 1%
- N95 masks have the highest force applied in testing than other Face Masks (1180 Pa vs. 245 Pa).
KN95 Respirator Face Masks is one of the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) used to protect medical professionals and the public from dangerous hazards. These masks are often identical to N95 Masks used in china.
The usage of cloth masks for non-healthcare workers will slow down the spread of the virus. But for the medical professional dealing with the infected persons has to use KN95 Masks that fit tightly over the mouth and nose.
N95 Face Masks:
An N95 respirator face mask is an airborne particle that filtering facepiece that meets the criteria set by the U.S National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. These face masks are designed from a polypropylene material that filters 95% of solid or liquid non-oily particles, including bacteria and viruses. It is mostly worn by, healthcare and frontline workers who are attending the respirator infected patients and obtaining medical supplies and equipment, clinical specimens, in and around contaminated environmental surfaces. Medical N95 masks are fluid resistant, protect against airborne diseases, splashes of infectious liquids.
A brand called HY Supplies Inc. started to supply KN95 Masks based on the need for high-quality masks that are more effective than cloth masks.