KN95 Face Masks – Pack of 5
What is the difference between different countries’ respirator approvals? (N95 vs. FFP2 vs. KN95, etc.)
Regulatory standards often dictate the physical and performance properties that respirator products are required to have in order to obtain certification or approval in a particular country. Standards in different countries or regions may have slightly different requirements for certification or approval of respirators.
Most regulatory standards for FFRs have similar, but not identical, test methods and respirator classes. The most commonly used respirator class descriptor is filtration efficiency. This is the ability of a respirator to filter a specific particle in a controlled laboratory test. Because of similarities in standard requirements, the following respirator classes, from various countries and regions, all have approximately 94-95% filtration efficiency, are designed to form a seal with the face, and may be considered to be functionally similar for most uses against non-oil airborne particles:
• Australia/New Zealand – P2 (Australia/New Zealand AS/NZA 1716:2012)
• Brazil – FFP2
• China – KN95, KP95 (China GB2626-2006)
• Europe – FFP2 (Europe EN 149-2001)
• Japan – DS2, DL2 (Japan JMHLW-Notification 214, 2018)
• India – BIS P2
• Korea – 1st class (Korea KMOEL – 2017-64)
• US NIOSH – N95, R95, P95 (United States NIOSH-42CFR84)
Note that in some countries, there are different respirator performance standards for occupational-use respirators and public-use respirators. Always consult with your local authorities to see what respirators are approved in your country and what is recommended to help reduce your exposure to the airborne hazard of concern.
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