An affordable and safe alternative to N95 masks. KN95 come from Asia but there's some controversy as a lot of KN95 masks coming from abroad are cheap fakes, because of this we spent quite a bit of time trying to source these from a reputable brand that went thru a legit US distributor and after much research came across these guys. They have been FDA authorized for use in healthcare settings by HCP. These masks will fit under our "average" size cloth masks. Each pack comes with a verification number that can be used to authenticate that the masks came from a certified factory and it is not a counterfeit.
- 46% non-woven polypropelene, 28% melt-blown fabric, 26% ES hot air cotton.
- Ear loops: Latex free
- Nose piece: Adjustable metal
- Construction: Multi-layer filtration system of non-woven soft and breathable fibers.
- All respirators manufactured after May 20th, 2020 are affixed with an anti-fake sticker that can be used to verify authenticity.
- Bona Fide Masks™ is the only Powecom distributor to currently offer the FDA Authorized Black KN95 face mask for sale in the United States.
CARE AND USE:
- Keep the face mask clean before use. Do not touch the rear side of the face mask.
- Do not wash the face mask with water. Water will destroy the filtering ability and protective nature of the mask.
- Do not steam the face mask or put it in the microwave.
- Keep the face mask away from vapor, oils, chemicals, paints, liquid, acid, and alkaline objects.
- Make sure to discard the face mask when it becomes visibily ditry or breathing resistance increases remarkably.
"What is the difference between an N95 & KN95?"
The most important thing to know is that the KN95 is a similar product classification to the N95. That is one of the main reasons the FDA has authorized the use of specific KN95's for use in healthcare settings by healthcare professionals during the current medical crisis.
Perhaps the most significant difference is where the mask is certified. KN95's meet the Chinese performance standard for respiratory equipment. Like most industries that deal with workplace safety equipment and PPE, respirators/masks have different approvals and names, depending on the manufacturer's location and where the masks are sold. Three of the most common filtering facepiece respirator classifications are below:
- US (CDC/NIOSH) -- N95, R95, P95
- China -- KN95, KP95
- Europe -- FFP
These classifications indicate that the respirator has met or exceeded applicable respiratory certification requirements. Specifically, these respirators must filter at least 95% of airborne particles.
Our Powecom KN95 is FDA authorized, based on U.S. government testing results. This KN95 has repeatedly met or exceeded filtration efficiency standards and has appeared on the FDA's list of authorized respirators since May 7th.
Other than the certification, another difference between a KN95 and an N95 is that most KN95's feature elastic earloops, instead of the N95 elastic headband attachments required by NIOSH.