What’s The Difference Between N95 and KN95 Masks? – Smart Air…

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What’s the Difference Between N95 and KN95 Masks?

Thomas Talhelm

With such similar sounding names, it can be confusing to understand the difference between N95 and KN95 masks. What are KN95 masks, and are they the same as N95 masks? This handy chart explains the differences between N95 and KN95 masks (and all characteristics that are the same).

N95 vs. KN95 Comparison Chart

Source: 3M – Comparison of FFP2, KN95, and N95 and Other Filtering Facepiece
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In short, N95 masks are the US standards for respirator masks; KN95 masks are the Chinese standards for masks.
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Difference Between N95 vs. KN95 Masks

Both ratings require masks to be tested for filtration efficiency at capturing salt particles (NaCl). Both are tested at a flow rate of 85 L/minute. However, there are some differences between N95 and KN95, highlighted here.

KN95 vs. N95 – Differences Highlighted

Difference Between N95 and KN95 Masks Highlighted

Most of these differences are small and would be uninteresting to the average mask user. However, here are the key differences:

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