There are various mask models and executive standards used globally, which are designed to meet specific requirements for different applications. Here is a list of some commonly recognized mask models and their corresponding executive standards. It’s important to note that different countries and regions may have their own specific regulations and standards for masks. It’s crucial to comply with the applicable executive standards and regulations in the specific country or region where the masks are used to ensure their effectiveness and safety.
N95 and N99 respirators are types of respirator masks that are designed to filter out at least 95% and 99% of airborne particles, respectively. They are widely used in healthcare settings and other high-risk environments to protect against respiratory hazards, such as airborne infectious diseases and particles like dust and smoke. N95 and N99 respirators must meet the filtration efficiency standards set by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the United States.
Executive standard – GB2626-2006 (China) KN95 masks are similar to N95 respirators and are commonly used in China and other countries as a respiratory protective device against airborne particles.
Executive standard – Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety KF94 masks are widely used in South Korea and are designed to filter out at least 94% of airborne particles, including respiratory droplets and fine particles.
Executive standard – EN149:2001+A1:2009 (Europe) FFP2 masks are similar to N95 respirators and KN95 masks and are commonly used in Europe as respiratory protective devices. FFP3 masks have a higher filtration efficiency compared to FFP2 masks, filtering out at least 99% of airborne particles, and are used in environments with high levels of airborne contaminants.
Executive standard – AS/NZS 1716:2012 (Australia/New Zealand) P2 respirators are similar to N95 respirators and FFP2 masks and are commonly used in Australia and New Zealand as respiratory protective devices.
Executive standard – Japan DS2 masks are used in Japan and are designed to filter out at least 95% of airborne particles, including respiratory droplets and fine particles.
Executive standard – Brazilian standard. These masks are commonly used in Brazil, similar to N95 and FFP2/FFP3 masks, for protection against airborne particles.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) masks refer to masks that are used as part of personal protective equipment for workers in various industries, such as construction, manufacturing, and chemical handling. These masks may include respirators, such as N95, KN95, or other types of masks, as well as other types of protective masks, such as face shields or full face respirators.
510K is a regulatory requirement set by the U.S. FDA for certain medical devices, including some types of masks. Masks that comply with the FDA’s 510K requirement are intended for use in medical environments and are subject to specific performance standards.
Also known as medical masks, Executive standard – ASTM F2100 (United States) Surgical masks are commonly used in healthcare settings and are designed to protect patients and healthcare workers from respiratory droplets and other potential contaminants.
Executive standards may vary for masks designed for children, taking into consideration their smaller face size and respiratory needs. These may include specific filtration efficiency requirements, fit testing, and other considerations.