What’s The Difference Between, P2, FFP2, N95 and KN95 Masks?

According to mask manufacturer 3M, “it is reasonable to consider” China’s KN95s “equivalent” to US N95s. Mask standards for Europe (FFP2), Australia (P2), Korea (KMOEL), and Japan (DS) are also highly similar.

One key difference is the KN95 standard requires a fit test unlike the N95. 

Valve or no valve:- A mask with no valve filters air in both directions, while a mask with a valve allows unfiltered air out.  A mask with a valve will protect you while a mask without a valve will protect you and others from you.  That added comfort of a valve comes at a cost.


Special condition of sale on mask:- Given the current concerns about the Coronavirus fuelling demand for masks, we have taken the following measures to prevent people from stock piling masks.

  1. We will not allow any returns.
  2. From mid May we will offering a cheaper alternative being the NK95. Refer the https://www.wpsupplies.com.au/ppe-safety-gear/respiratory-gear/disposable-respiratory/ for test details comparing the different masks by M3.

We hope the above actions ensure a fair go for everyone.

NB. Please note we have the stated stock in hand and you are most welcome to collect the goods to save on freight. Trading hours Monday - Friday 7.30am-4pm 30 Nicole Way, Dandenong South.


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