FFP2 vs N95 vs KN95

Why FFP2 Mask costs higher than KN95 & N95?

We may found the FFP2 Masks costs higher than KN95 & N95 after we check the prices @ amazon. 

Then, are FFP2 Masks better than KN95 & N95 Masks?

The answer is yes.

The most important thing is the FFP2 Masks can resist 94% Oil liquid & non-oil particles. While the N95 & KN95 Masks can only resist 95% non-oil particles.  

Some manufacturers make their Masks to meet KN95 & FFP2 standards.

That’s means their FFP2 Masks can resist Oil liquid & Particles with 95%Filtration

Efficiency.

Here are some of the details for your reference.

Country

Ordinary protective mask product standard

Mask name

China

National standard GB2626-2006 "Respiratory protective equipment self-priming filter anti-particulate respirator"

National Standard GB/T 32610-2016 "Technical Specification for Protective Masks"

KN90

KN95

KN99

USA

CFR 42-84-1995 Interpretation Guide "NIOSH Guide to the Selection and Use of Particulate Respirators"

N90

N95

N99

EU

European standard EN149-2001 "Respiratory Protective devices-Filtering half masks to protect against particles-Requirements testing marking"

FFP1

FFP2

FFP3

 

Type

Maximum transmittance of test aerosol

Filtration

Efficiency

NaCl Test 

(non-oily particles)

Max.  %

Oil Test

(oily particles)

Max. %

FFP1

20

20

80%

FFP2

6

6

94%

FFP3

1

1

99%

N95

5

NA

95%

KN95

5

NA

95%