Users have two options to choose between. They can either opt for a folded or molded mask. Preference is largely down to what you feel more comfortable in, with both options providing an easy fit and strong level of protection.
Colour-coded face straps hold the FFP2 mask in place, while valves allow for the free entry and exit of oxygen and CO2. Breathing is free and easy for the wearer, allowing them to carry out their tasks without the need to constantly touch their face to readjust their mask.
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What is an FFP2 mask?
FFP2 disposable face masks are one of the most effective ways to prevent unwanted particulate matter from entering your airwaves. They are able to filter out as much as 95% of particles found in any industrial or medical environment, and are the European equivalent to N95s (used in the US) and KN95s (used in China).
You can find FFP2 masks in both valved and non-valved variants. There are no differences between the two when it comes to levels of protection, but rather comfort. The valve allows for excess moisture to escape to make it easier to breath when wearing the mask.
What’s the difference between an FFP2 and FFP3 mask?
There isn’t much variation when it comes to the structure of an FFP2 and FFP3 mask. The main difference comes from the level of protection which the two offer. While both do a very good job at filtering out unwanted particles, the FFP3 is able to ensure as much as 99% are kept out.
Do I need a fit test?
You don’t necessarily need to carry out a formal test, but it is always wise to make sure your mask is fitted correctly to your face. This can be done by pressing down on part of the respirator around your nose. Breath in and out. If you notice any air escaping, your mask needs to be refitted.
What is the difference between folded and moulded respirators?
You can get an FFP2 face mask in either folded or moulded form. There are subtle differences between the two. And while both are effective at keeping you safe, you’ll want to find the type of mask which works best for your face.
They key differences between the two types of masks are:
It’s most important to note that a folded mask is not designed to sit flush on the face. While it will still keep you safe if worn correctly, some might prefer the guaranteed protection of a mask which is specifically fitted to your face.