KN95 VS N95

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  1. john316

    john316 Monkey+++

    Buy Best Coronavirus Face Mask - What is the difference between face masks, N95, KN95, KF94, FFP2 respiratory face masks & face mask shields?
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    ? A lot of people are asking what is the difference between normal face masks, N95 , KN95 , KF94, FFP2 respiratory face masks and face mask shields? It can be confusing, we explain the difference between the codes and masks below.

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    If you have time, we explain the differences below.

    In summary, they are basically all the same. They stop 95% of particles >0.3 microns in size. The N95 is the USA Code, KN95 is China code, KF94 is Korea code and FFP2 is the EU code, this includes the UK.

    KN95, KF94 and FFP2 face masks are N95 face mask alternatives & N95 equivalents. They are all the same.

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    Yes, respiratory face masks (they fit tightly around your nose and mouth) , commonly know as N95 face masks can protect against the virus if you wear and use them correctly. You need to fit them correctly so they are tight to face.

    These masks are thicker than a normal medical mask. However, they need to be fitted properly, and they are not designed to be used for a long period. 30 minutes is an average time to wear. Dispose of the face when it gets wet or dirty. A typical respiratory face mask will last over 1 week. Wear when you are near to other people, for example, in an office or when travelling on public transport.

    Some users will have trouble breathing. You can't wear N95, KN95 and FFP2 masks if you have a beard or stuble.

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    In summary, different countries use different codes and numbers to name their respiratory face masks. They are all very similiar.

    The N95 is the USA standard

    The KN95 is the China standard

    The KF94 is the Korean standard

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    FFP2 is the EU standard . This includes the UK.

    The most commonly known respirator rating is the NIOSH system, which rates masks as N95, N99, and N100. These masks are rated by the American National Institute for Occupational Safety and health, which is part of the CDC.

    The number on a NIOSH rated masks signifies the filtration effectiveness of the filter. For example, an N95 mask is required to stop AT LEAST 95% of particles of 0.3 microns in size. An R95 mask will also filter out at least 95% of 0.3-micron particles.

    The only difference comes in with N100 and P100 rated masks. Complete filtration is at this point impossible, and a 100 rated mask is effective at stopping 99.97% of 0.3-micron particles.

    The next most common masks that you will find are those rated by the European Union. These masks come in three different ratings, FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3. Although the numbers on these masks don’t follow the same system as the NIOSH masks, the higher numbers are still better.

    An FFP1 mask has 80% filtration, FFP2 has 94% and acts very similarly to an N95 mask, and FFP3 has 99% and performs similarly to an N99 mask. In short, other than the FFP1 rating, which performs significantly worse than any NIOSH rated mask, European EN rated masks perform similarly to their NIOSH equivalents.

    KN95 masks are the standard masks that are intended for the vast majority of wearers. They are the same as N95 in the USA.

    Korean KF rated masks come in two different levels, KF80 and KF94. Like the NIOSH system, the number represents the filtration rate of particles, and this makes the masks very easy to compare.

    The KF system is based on the European FFP rating system and as such, it performs almost identically. A KF80 mask performs the same as an FFP1 mask, and KF94 will perform the same as an FFP2 mask.⁶

    If possible, use KF94 masks where possible, as they have significantly more protection than KF80 masks. In Korea, KF80 masks are often aimed at children and KF94 at adults.

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    It is worth noting again, that since KF94 respirator face masks use the same specifications as FFP2 respirators face maks , that this comparison is really between N95, KN95 and FFP2 respirators.

    Both N95 and KN95 rated masks are effective at filtering out at least 95% of particles. FFP2 masks are rated at 94%. For this reason, N95 and KN95 masks are very slightly more effective than FFP2 and KF94.

    However, the difference is minimal and some FFP2 and KF94 masks can filter a significantly higher percentage of particles than 94%.

    KN95 masks from China are the same to N95 masks in the USA.













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  2. john316

    john316 Monkey+++

    NOT NOT NOT NOT AMERICAN MADE N95 MASK YOU CAN BUY NOW

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    Manufactured in China by Xiantao Zhongyi Safety Protection Products Co., Ltd.

    NOT AMERICAN MADE AT ALL

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    Last edited: May 20, 2020
  3. john316

    john316 Monkey+++

    IT LOOKS LIKE THE STANDARDS FOR N95 ARE HIGHER
     
  4. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Have used N95 masks for dust, etc for years, have had best luck with those with an exhale valve. doesn't protect anyone else, but stay dry, glasses don't fog up, much easier to breath and cooler to wear. That said, learned long ago that with paint, ag chemicals, sand blasting etc, only a full face mask covering eyes as well and with the correct cartridges is anywhere close to being totally effective.
     
  5. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    many chinese masks are defective, or substandard

    it is so bad some countries refuse to use them
     
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  6. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine The Plumber Founding Member

    Personally, I wouldn't use anything other than a N95 unless I didn't have any other choice. That day has yet to come for myself. Any of the above choices are definitely better than the recommendation of a face covering. Not saying the other's won't work, it's just my preference to use something approved by NIOSH.

    Agreed, N95 masks with exhalation valve are more comfortable to wear. It's what we generally use in the construction industry for hazards that don't require a more stringent respiratory protection.

    Unfortunately, due to shortages in the supply chain some of us are using these longer than usual. I've got multiples that I change out after they sit for at least 1 week or expose to ultraviolet light. I haven't experimented with any of the cleaning methods yet.

    Don't put these in the microwave they have a metal band in the nose that you bend to form to your nose and there are staples holding the elastic.

    Wait a minute I shouldn't know anything about these, these only belong in the hands of a trained individual in the medical field and shouldn't be used outside of a hospital facility.

    I've been fit tested for numerous types of respirators over my career, ie.. P100 half mask, P100 full face, PAPR and supplied air. Never been fit tested on SCBA or SCUBA.

    Disclaimer: OSHA and the CDC doesn't recommend anybody reuse these types of masks. They're considered contaminated once used. To all the respirator Nazi's, I realize I'm using these at my own risk in this manner.
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2020
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  7. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Also i use safety glasses when in in the Chinese Virus area in the Hospital
     
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  8. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine The Plumber Founding Member

    Products – Riverbend Health
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    Talk about price gouging, apparently it's acceptable for some to do so but not other's.

    The above site has better pricing.

    Added disclaimer to original post.
     
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  9. john316

    john316 Monkey+++

    WELL, I GOT MY MASK
    Manufactured in China by Xiantao Zhongyi Safety Protection Products Co., Ltd.

    I DID NOT READ THE FINE PRINT.



    STILL LOOKING FOR AN AMERICAN MADE N95 OR N100 MASK
     
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  10. john316

    john316 Monkey+++

    10 JUNE 2020
    STILL
    NO AMERICAN MADE N95 OR N100 MASK

    "KN95 masks from China are the same to N95 masks in the USA."

    THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY

    MANY TIMES,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,IN THE PAST 20 YEARS................

    "THEY" HAVE LIED

     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2020
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  11. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    Thank you for your post. I'm lucky in that I bought 150 N-95 Masks a few years ago in case of a Nuclear Attack. I've recently bought about 50 face shields on Amazon My question for you is, I plan to reuse both the N-95 masks and the Face Shields, a minimum of after one month later and I assume that's fine. I don't clean them after I take them off but put them in a labeled large ipen box outside on my balcony,

     
  12. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I keep both in the car, the mask goes in the dash and the shield goes somewhere cooler. I accidentally left the shield in the dash and it melted. I have others.
    The shield still gets warm but far more comfortable than the mask. I think my beard has an effect.
    There are stores that allow no mask and those that require them so the shield is preferred.
     
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