ASTM F2100 Specification for Performance of Materials Used in Medical Face Masks

Covers testing and classification of medical face masks that are used in providing healthcare services such as surgery and patient care.

The specification requires the following tests which we perform at our Kinectrics ISO 17025 accredited labs:

SpecificationLevel 1Level 2Level 3
Particulate Filtration Efficiency≥ 95%≥ 98%≥ 98%
Differential Pressure<5.0mmH2O/cm²<6.0mmH2O/cm²<6.0mmH2O/cm²
Resistance to penetration by synthetic blood (min. pressure for pass)80 mm Hg120 mm Hg160 mm Hg
Flame SpreadClass 1Class 1Class 1