Testing Methods and Specification for Performance of Materials Used in Medical Face Masks

Testing Methods

  1. Bacterial Filtration Effıciency—Determine the bacterial filtration efficiency as directed in Test Method F2101.
  2. Sub-Micron Particulate Filtration—Determine particulate filtration efficiency as directed in Test Method F2299.
  3. Resistance to Penetration by Synthetic Blood— Determine synthetic blood penetration resistance as specified in Test Method F1862.
  4. Differential Pressure—Determine breathing resistance or differential pressure as directed in EN 14683:2019, Annex C.
  5. Flammability—Determine flammability as specified in 16 CFR Part 1610.

Performance Levels

https://www.astm.org/Standards/F2100.htm

Dr. Tanveer Hussain

Dr. Tanveer Hussain is a Professor of Textile Engineering at National Textile University Pakistan.