ASTM F2100 Standards & Test Report
What is ASTM?
ASTM International, formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization. There are over 12,800 standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services.
ASTM F2100 face mask performance is based on five tests: bacterial filtration efficiency, differential pressure, sub-micron particulate filtration, resistance to penetration by synthetic blood, and flammability.
What are Level 1, 2, and 3 masks?
ASTM masks are divided into three categories:
- Level 1: for general population use and/or procedures that involve low aerosol and fluid production
- Level 2: used for procedures that involve moderate aerosol and fluid production
- Level 3: for procedures that involve high aerosol and fluid production
What are the ASTM Standards?
The ASTM F2100 sets the following standard requirements for the materials used in mask manufacturing:
Why buy local instead of imported masks?
EPS Care Technologies Inc masks are ASTM F2100 standard compliant, which provides a higher standard of protection. Imported masks have a lower standard of protection, thus there is NO guarantee of high protection.
EPS Care Technologies Inc masks are ASTM F2100 Level-3 compliant, which is the highest level of ASTM F2100 standard requirements.