When shopping for face masks, it’s important to know which type you’re buying and why.
Buying face masks is increasingly becoming a part of everyday life. On the market, there are a lot of different masks to choose from, all with different FFP (filtering face piece) scores. This scoring comes from the European standard 149:2001.
The scoring of the filters refers to the face masks filter capacity (removal of x% of all particles), different environments require different FFP ratings.
Different types of respirator standards
|Face Mask Standard||Filtration capacity (removal of x% of all particles)|
|FFP1||Minimum of 80% |
N.B. Currently, the PHE do NOT recommend FFP1 face masks or respirators for use during the Coronavirus pandemic.
|FFP2||Minimum of 94%|
|FFP3||Minimum of 99%|
|N95 and equivalents: |
P2 (Australia/New Zealand)
1st Class (Korea)
DS FFR (Japan)
|Minimum of 95%|
You can begin shopping for our Face Masks here. We also have a variety of hygiene and sanitation products amongst our range that you may be interested in, such as Hand Wash & Sanitizers, Antibacterial Wipes & Toilet Paper and Disposable Gloves.