N95 & KN95 Masks
The most sought-after mask that was once reserved for healthcare and frontline workers
is now readily available for civilians and everyday consumers.
The N95 and KN95 masks continue to be the most effective mask to don when protecting ourselves against
the coronavirus and other potentially harmful viruses in the air, and although vaccinations are currently
being administered across the globe, officials are continuing to encourage and enforce face masks,
especially in crowded places or while travelling.
KN95 Face Mask: Gold Standard For Everyday Protection
The KN95 mask is an approved and suitable equivalent of the N95 face mask according to 3M and the Centres for Disease Control (CDC). Additionally, Health Canada will continue to authorize KN95 medical respirators in Canada through the Interim Order pathway.
The rounded design and thicker surface enable our KN95 masks to filter fine particles as small as 0.3 microns in size with better efficiency than other masks made with rectangular designs, which also tend to be thinner and can only filter particles of roughly 10 microns. The coronavirus itself is around 0.1 microns in size and is usually attached to something larger, such as droplets that are produced by everyday actions such as talking and breathing. The multiple layers of non-woven and melt-blown fabrics create a strong barrier that prevents airborne particles (such as the coronavirus) from entering through your nose and mouth.
The flexible design and rounded shape provide optimal comfort and a substantial breathing area, allowing for more sufficient airflow circulation while preventing some contact with the lips. A great option for those who are required to wear a mask for longer periods of time. An integrated, flexible nose bridge piece adds the ability for a more personalized and contoured fit for the wearer. Freely adjust to your needs and optimize your protection and the protection of those around you. This feature also provides some relief from glasses fogging up.
KN95 Protective Respirator Face Mask Each Individually Sealed by PPE Supply (5PCS or 20PCS) (Black/White)
Kids KN95 Protective Respirator Face Mask Each Individually Sealed by PPE Supply (5PCS or 20PCS) (White/Black)
N95 Respirator Masks Made In Canada
Canadian-made N95 masks have become a preferred item across the country, and PPE Supply Canada is proud of its Made in Canada Collection. Each Canadian-made N95 mask is carefully manufactured in Vaughan, Ontario by Dent-X Canada, a trusted and reliable partner of PPE Supply Canada. All of our made-in-Canada masks are soft, comfortable and hypoallergenic while providing optimal levels of breathability and long-lasting protection.
Purchasing Canadian-made items helps us to support our fellow neighbours and enhance the protection of our communities! Shop local, shop Canadian!
N95 Respirator Face Mask Made in Canada by Dent-X (10 Masks) (508 Model)
N95 Respirator Face Mask Made in Canada by Dent-X (10 Masks) (510 Model)
N95 Healthcare Respirator Face Mask with Adjustable Head Straps Made in Canada by Dent-X (Box of 20) (FN-N95-2020H)
Honeywell N95 Mask NIOSH Certified & FDA Registered Healthcare Respirator Mask Made in USA (Box of 20)
NIOSH Certified N95 Respirator
NIOSH-approved N95 masks must pass a rigorous inspection and certification process from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is part of the CDC. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will issue approval only to a specific, completed respirator after it has been evaluated by a certified laboratory and has been deemed to comply with public health regulations and requirements.
The NIOSH-certified Honeywell N95 Surgical Respirator is flexible, light-weight and conforms gently to the face, minimizing pressure points. The NIOSH-certified N95 mask is equipped with durable, latex-free, dual-welded, water-resistant head straps that are easy to don and doff, providing a secure and comfortable fit. The cup shape provides a spacious breathing chamber and is paired with an adjustable nose bridge piece.
KN95 vs. N95
The main difference between a KN95 mask and an N95 mask is how they are certified, rather than the masks themselves. N95 masks are required to pass an inspection process from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is part of the Centers for Disease Control. However, KN95 masks can receive approval from the Food & Drug Association (FDA), which works through an emergency authorization for foreign certification. This is why only N95 masks are approved for healthcare use in Canada and the United States, even though KN95 masks have many of the same protective properties.
It's important to keep in mind that neither of the two standards is superior to one another, as companies can manufacture masks for both standards, in both countries. Both KN95 and N95 masks are made from multiple layers of synthetic materials (such as polypropylene) and are designed to filter out 95 percent of particles in the air (0.3-micron particles).