Filtering half mask, respirator PSA
One thing in advance:
An FFP2 respirator is not a mask feel-good mask. In contrast to a surgical mask, it has to fit very tightly on the face, otherwise it would not fulfill its function as a mask for protecting yourself and others. And yes, most people will find it uncomfortable after wearing it for a while, especially around the ears. Any FFP2 mask that does not meet these properties at all, does not fit tightly to the face, and does not pinch, we deny the properties and protective function of a certified FFP2 mask.
Particle-filtering half masks (FFP masks) are items of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the context of occupational safety and are intended to protect the wearer of the mask from particles, droplets and aerosols.
The design of the particle-filtering half masks is different. There are masks without an exhalation valve and masks with an exhalation valve. Masks without an exhalation valve filter both the inhaled air and the exhaled air and therefore offer both self-protection and protection from others, although they are primarily designed only for self-protection. Masks with a valve only filter the inhaled air and therefore offer only limited external protection.
According to DIN EN 149:2009-08, the filter performance of particle-filtering half masks is tested with aerosols. FFP2 masks must filter at least 94 %. They therefore also offer effective protection against aerosols.
In order to legally place particle-filtering half masks on the market in Europe, a conformity assessment procedure including a type test according to PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 must be carried out for them, after which they must be marked by the manufacturer with a CE mark including the four-digit number of the the notified body involved in the conformity assessment procedure. The masks must regularly meet the requirements of the standard DIN EN 149:2001+A1:2009.
The faciemF® FFP2 NR series meet the standard and bear the CE mark with the number CE 0158 of the notified body
DEKRA Testing and Certification GmbH.
(since 01.03.2021 also in folding boxboard)
The FFP2 masks in particular must fit snugly on the face to prevent the ingress of dust, aerosols, bacteria and viruses. This is required by the CE directive and is precisely checked and tested during the type examination. For some people, however, the ear loops then have a very uncomfortable effect on the earlobes and cause pain or protruding ears. Prevent this problem and order the BASE or CLASSIC ear protectors in our web shop.