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Novid Face mask

Novid Face Mask

It can be a daunting task to select a face mask that offers effective protection against bacteria, virus and harmful airborne particles. With so many brands and types of face masks available for consumers—often from unknown origins with dubious conformity to international health standards—you really need to know what makes an effective face mask.

Five key areas matter most—particulate matter filtration rating (PM); bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE); particulate filtration efficiency (PFE); fluid resistance (FR); and microbial-free status.

 Particulate matter filtration rating (PM) is measured in microns. Our disposable surgical masks provide protection from particles that measure 0.1 micron in size, hence a rating of PM0.1. For reference, typical hair diameter is 50 microns while typical bacteria width ranges from 0.2 to 1.0 micron. Therefore our PM0.1 rating provides effective protection against bacteria, virus and harmful airborne particles.

 Bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) and particulate filtration efficiency (PFE) are measured in percentages. BFE rating indicates the percentage of bacteria larger than 3 microns filtered out by the face mask. PFE rating indicates the percentage of particles larger than 1 micron filtered out by the face mask. Our disposable surgical face masks provide ≥98% efficiency in filtering out bacteria and airborne particles.  For reference, surgical environments require face masks with BFE/PFE of at least 98%.

 Fluid resistance (FR) rating indicates the resistance of a face mask to penetration by fluids at a given velocity. Our face masks have FR ratings of 80 mmHg and 120mmHg, thereby meeting standards for surgical use.

All our products achieve microbial-free status through state-of-the-art Ultraviolet C (UV-C) sterilisation process which eliminates germs that can affect your health.

 More importantly, each Novid product meets the highest international standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), European Standards (EN), Conformitè Europëenne (CE) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that ensure quality, performance and safety aspects for the peace of mind of consumers.

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