FACE MASK TEST

In response to market and consumer concerns about the quality and safety of face masks, STC has invested additional cutting-edge test facilities and actively sought national and international accreditations to provide faster, flexible and professional face mask testing services. We aim at supporting the local and overseas face mask production sectors in producing high-quality masks. STC becomes the first accredited laboratory by both China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) and International Accreditation Service (IAS) to offer International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)  accredited face mask testing in Hong Kong.

STC provides comprehensive international standard tests such as: Australian AS 4381:2015, Chinese National YY0469-2011, YY/T0969-2013 and GB15979, European Union EN 14683: 2019+AC: 2019 and USA ASTM F2100-19 etc., to meet requirements of face mask export registrations in different countries.

 

ASTM F2100-19

Method

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Bacterial Filtration Efficiency BFE %

ASTM F2101

≥95

≥98

≥98

Particulate Filtration Efficiency PFE % @0.1mm

ASTM F2299

≥95

≥98

≥98

Differential pressure (Delta P) (mmH₂O/cm²)

EN 14683

<5.0

<6.0

<6.0

Synthetic Blood Penetration (mmHg)

ASTM F1862

80

120

160

Flammability

16 CFR 1610

Class 1

Class 1

Class 1

 

EN 14683: 2019

Method

Type I

Type II

Type IIR

Bacterial Filtration Efficiency BFE %

EN 14683

≥95

≥98

≥98

Differential pressure (Delta P) (Pa/cm²)

EN 14683

<40

<40

<60

Splash Resistance (kPa)

EN 14683

Not required

Not Required

≥16.0

(120 mmHg)

Microbial Cleanliness (CFU/g)

EN 14683

≤30

≤30

≤30

 

AS 4381: 2015

Method

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Bacterial Filtration Efficiency BFE %

EN 14683

≥95

≥98

≥98

Differential pressure (Delta P) (mmH₂O/cm²)

EN 14683

<4.0

<5.0

<5.0

Synthetic Blood Penetration (mmHg)

ISO 22609

80

120

160

 

Biocompatibility ISO 10993

Method

Cytotoxicity

ISO 10993-5

Irritation

ISO 10993-10

Skin Sensitization

ISO 10993-10

 

In addition to the above standards, STC also provides different mask tests to meet the market needs.
• Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE %)
• GB 15979 Requirements for microbiological indicators
• Antimicrobial efficiency tests
• Antiviral efficiency test

 

Face Mask Testing Equipment:
STC has invested over $1 million in upgrading its testing equipment to enhance face mask testing capability and deliver faster testing services. STC is fully committed to supporting Hong Kong by providing the local face mask manufacturing sector with the best service in terms of timing and convenience.

 

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BFE Differential Pressure
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Synthetic Blood Penetration Flammability

 

Application Form

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For more information about face mask test services, please feel free to Contact Us.

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