ASTM WK70119

    Revision of F2100 - 19 Standard Specification for Performance of Materials Used in Medical Face Masks

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    Active Standard: F2100 - 19

    Developed by Subcommittee: F23.40 | Committee F23 | Contact Staff Manager



    bacterial filtration efficiency; differential pressure; fluid resistance; general use; medical face masks; particle filtration efficiency; sub-micron filtration;;


    This ballot is to remove the requirement of a sub-micron particulate filtration efficiency test for classification of medical face masks. This ballot is the outcome of discussions at task group ASTM committee meetings under WK64311 regarding the purpose of a face mask vs respirator and the purpose of a sub-micron test based on ASTM F2299 vs more rigorous sub-micron tests.

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    Sarah Smit

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