New Metal Detectable Face Masks Offer Much More

Detectamet has introduced two respirators to help protect food production workers. They not only exceed international performance standards but also offer much more metal detectability, more comfort and are easier to fit and wear.

York, United Kingdom, September 04, 2013 --( The two new patent pending food production respirators now available from Detectamet have not only met international performance standards but they offer much more metal detectability, more comfort and are easier to fit and wear.

The Detectamet FFP3 Blue Detectable Mask is designed specifically for use in those parts of the food industry where ingredients such as flour, spices, coffee, dried egg and many other additives are handled. This mask meets the FFP3 standard meaning that when correctly fitted it can protect workers in dusty areas by filtering at least 99% of airborne particles.

Sean Smith, Detectamet’s CEO said, “Our new masks offer much more metal detectability because not only is the nose clip detectable, but uniquely, all the plastic fittings including the valve mount, and the bonded strap mountings are made from metal detectable plastic.”

“This is very important for any food producer or supplier to the food industry,” he explained, “Maximum detectability reduces the risks of contamination because if the mask is chewed up in the food mixers the more detectable parts there are the more likely it is that the metal detectors will identify the contaminated food.”

The fabric of this mask is made from a special highly visible blue material and the design allows good vision and easy voice communications. The detectable bonded strap fittings avoid all the disadvantages of metal staples and the shaped fitting reduces the inconvenience of misting when wearing spectacles or goggles. The wide comfortable straps are fully adjustable to ensure an effective fitting of the mask without making it uncomfortable to wear throughout the working shift.It is supplied in a box containing 5 masks.

The company also supplies a fold flat FFP2 mask which is designed for use where less stringent FFP2 requirements apply. The filter is expected to remove at least 94% of airborne particles. It offers the same extra level of detectability and visibility as the FFP3 Detectamet mask and the bands can be adjusted to fit. They are also staple free which reduces the possibility of a staple end scratching the wearer’s face, and reduces the risk of a failure of the mask fastenings resulting in the mask falling off. They are supplied ten masks to the box.

Both of these patent pending masks have been inspected and tested to ensure they fulfil the standards laid down for respirators of this type in the USA by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. The products have also been proved to fulfil the standards laid down by the joint AS/NZS standards agency and those established by the European CEN for the EN149 requirements for face masks.
Sean Smith
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