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Fake Face Masks in the UK

With the rise of Coronavirus infection, the increased demand for PPE items such as surgical face masks, respirators, face shields, medical gloves, and gowns has created an overwhelming situation across the country.

With increases in the development of PPE products, the quantity required to meet the country’s needs has been achieved, however, worldwide mass production has compromised quality.

It has become quite challenging to produce high quality and safe certified Surgical Face Masks products in the UK.

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How to check if your Surgical Face Mask is Certified?

From households to hospital premises, from public transport to shopping centres, and from offices to school, the use of surgical face masks have never been more important.

Surgical face masks are now mandatory in almost every setting; indoor or outdoor.

Certification of surgical or medical face masks is important as it indicates that a certain standard has been met to be safe.

It basically validates the authenticity, effectiveness and compliance of surgical masks.

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The markings on the mask is indicative of its certification.

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How to Know if a Surgical Face Mask is Safe?

With the increasing demand of surgical (medical) face masks, in the context of the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, it has also come to light that quality control over mask production has been compromised and some manufacturers and companies have only focused on quantity.

A good quality face mask is either unavailable or priced over the odds.

A high quality safe surgical face mask has to go through quality checks for bacterial filtration efficiency, breathability, water resistancy and absorbency.

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What is the Material used in a Surgical Face Mask?

A surgical Mask consists of 3 layers but What is a Surgical Mask made from?

The Outer and Inner layers are made from soft Spunbond material and the middle layer is the Melt Blown filter.

Of course, by using different materials from different suppliers, this will affect the final end quality of the mask.

Let's have a closer look at what this means.

Since the beginning of 2020, whether you are a Health Professional or not, Surgical masks have become part of our daily life.

Have you ever considered what goes into a Surgical mask?

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How is a Surgical Face Mask Made?

There are several methods for making a 3 layers disposable face mask, the most common being the 100% automatic production line.

The mask is made in 5 steps:

  1. Assembly of non-woven layers
  2. Insertion of the Nose Bridge
  3. Folding
  4. Cut
  5. Ear Loops

1) Assembly of non-woven layers

 Assembly of non-wovens layers for surgical mask

The non-woven fabrics rolls are unrolled and assembled to form the 3 layers of the mask.

The front face is the visible part of the face mask, often...