When we talk about surgical mask material, meltblown fabric is always the core. It is in the middle layer of the masks, has electrostatic adsorption feature, can filter particles, bacterial and virus.
But not all the masks on the market have meltblown material in the middle, some factories may replace it by normal PP nonwoven fabric. Masks without meltblown fabric in the middle, can not filter bacterial and virus, which is too dangerous to be worn in hospitals. So how can we tell apart if the mask has meltblown material in the middle or not?
Meltblown is softer than common PP non-woven fabric and has a different texture.
Meltblown fabric feels just like tissue, can be much easier to be tore up than other types of non-woven fabric.
Meltblown is flame-resistant, it will melt not burnt when you try to light it up.
Recycling leftover fabrics during production used to be a way to reduce wasting. Now it is more like a way of cheating, because many factories add calcium carbonate into recycled fabrics, to make the fabric thicker. It's not hard to distinguish that kind of material from new material,
Recycled fabric is rough and uneven in texture, while new material feels the opposite way.
Some recycled fabric even has grainy touch, because too much calcium carbonate has been added to it.
Recycled fabric made masks usually have an unpleasant smell.
Since COVID-19 breakout in 2020, large amount of manual welded face masks suddenly popping up on the market. Those masks are usually made by garment factories, which usually do not have professional face mask production lines. The reasons why we do not suggest manual welded masks are as following,
Manual work can not reach the accuracy as machine does. Check the manual welded spot in the above picture, the attached area is too small to bear the pressure when the user stretches the earloops. That's probably the reason why so many bad reviews towards face masks on eBay, Amazon, AliExpress, and other B2C platforms, are about the earloops, said they are very easy be tore apart from the masks.
The other reason is hygiene. Manual welding means workers will touch every mask one by one, so it's not easy to keep the masks clean.
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Things we should do or know before put on the surgical mask:
Wash your hands properly under flowing water
Make sure there are no tears or holes on either side of the mask before using.
Better be used once and then thrown in the trash.
Remove and replace the masks when they become moist.
Better to be replaced every 4 hours if need continuous wearing.
How to put it on:
Hold the mask by the ear loops. Place a loop around each ear.
Mold the nosepiece to the shape of your nose.
Pull the bottom of the mask over your mouth and chin.
Medical, surgical, hospital, operation face mask only means the face masks are produced under certain medical or surgical standards, it does not mean they can only be worn in hospital for medical or surgical use, we can also wear them for daily protection.
Now the COVID-19 pandemic is still very serious in the world, we suggest everyone wear a mask in crowed areas, such as subway, bus, school or other crowed public places. No matter it is non-medical mask or medical surgical mask, it helps a lot to against droplets, bacterial and virus.
But if we are going to hospitals or other medical institutions, we’d better wear a surgical mask. For EU customers, we suggest Morntrip EN 14683 TypeⅡR medical mask, which has the highest protection level among similar masks.
Refer to the survey done by NewFortune in February,2020, there were more than 4689 face mask manufacturers registered in China, and they can produce over 20 million masks every day. Those were only the data before the COVID-19 epidemic outbreak massively in the world. For now, we believe the data pr
The benefit of wearing masks in public isn't to protect you from getting sick. It's to protect others from exposure if you are sick or if you're an asymptomatic carrier.
On April 3, the CDC shifted its guidelines to recommend that we should wear "cloth coverings" in public places where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores and pharmacies.