During these challenging times, personal protective equipment (PPE) is now more important than ever.
To discover more about the uses of an FFP2 mask – and the potential benefits they can provide – here’s all the important information you need to know. We also stock CE certified valved FFP2 masks available to order now, in 10 and 20 packs with free EU shipping.
What is an FFP2 Mask?
An FFP2 mask is a hygiene respirator face mask, designed to cover both the nose and mouth when fitted correctly. Equipped with two elastic headbands to keep the mask securely in place, FFP2 masks are suitable for men, women and children.
Able to help prevent fluids and particles from coming into contact with your nose and mouth, an FFP2 mask can provide protective benefits. They can aid protection against coughs, sneezes and other potential sources of droplets.
When equipped with a respiratory valve, this can help avoid an excess build-up of moisture. An FFP2 mask valve can also help air escape the mask when breathing out, providing a more comfortable wearing experience for longer.
FFP2 masks can also protect against dust and other materials, up to a concentration of 12x OEL (occupational exposure limit). Meeting guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO), an FFP2 mask is an example of PPE.
Is an FFP2 Mask Different From a KN95 Mask?
With many different mask codes out there, it can be difficult to establish which is the best option for you. However, when comparing KN95, N95 and an FFP2 mask, they’re all exactly the same.
Codes vary by country, but the actual properties of the mask remain very similar. KN95 is the China code, N95 applies to the US, and FFP2 is the European equivalent.
Can I Reuse My FFP2 Mask?
It’s not recommended to use your FFP2 mask more than once. However, in times of scarcity, exceptions can be made if thorough sterilisation between uses is completed.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states a respirator mask like FFP2 can be reused. Provided the material isn’t physically damaged or contaminated, with structure still intact, an FFP2 mask can be worn more than once.
Where Can I Buy an FFP2 Mask?
We currently stock CE certified valved FFP2 masks, available in packs of 10 or 20. Eligible for free shipping throughout the EU via DPD, dispatch will occur as per the dispatch date provided when ordering – while stocks last. Typical delivery should be within 2-3 working days.
For hygiene and health reasons, our FFP2 mask packs are not eligible for returns or refunds.