Also known as FFP2 or KN95 masks, an affordable N95 mask UK based is often difficult to come by. Especially in these challenging times.
To help provide affordable, accessible PPE where it’s needed the most, we’re currently stocking KN95 (FFP2) valved respirator face masks. Available in packs of 10 or 20, all masks are eligible for free EU shipping with estimated delivery in 2-3 working days.
To learn more about N95 mask UK options and how they’re different from other masks, here’s all the important information you need.
What is an N95 Mask?
Often referred to by different codes depending on the country, an N95 mask is a half-mask respirator designed to cover the nose and mouth. N95 is the current US mask code, KN95 refers to China, and FFP2 is the N95 mask UK equivalent.
When fitted correctly, an N95 mask can help avoid exposure to dust particles and fluids. These masks also aid in restricting droplets from coughing and sneezing coming into contact with the nose and mouth. Valved masks help prevent excess moisture building up, and can help air leave the mask faster when exhaling.
Complete with two elastic bands on either side, these masks are suitable for men, women and children. Simply place the bands over the head to keep your N95 mask securely in place.
Are N95 Masks Affordable?
When compared to other mask grades, N95 masks are considered the most common and affordable option.
Hygiene face masks are typically separated into three different categories: FFP1, FFP2 (N95 mask UK equivalent), and FFP3. FFP1 masks can protect against material concentrations of up to 4x OEL (occupational exposure limit), and 4x APF (assigned protection factor).
FFP2 masks are considered more effective than FFP1, as they provide greater protection. Able to protect against concentrations up to 12x OEL and 10x APF, this is the category an N95 mask falls into.
As FFP3 masks provide intensive protection of up to 50x OEL and 20x APL, FFP2 alternatives are considered more affordable and are more widely used as PPE.
Where Can I Buy an N95 Mask in the UK?
We currently stock CE certified valved FFP2 N95 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 N95 mask packs are not eligible for returns or refunds.