Masks, respirators and how to sterilize them

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Wondering how to care for masks and respirators? We have an answer for you. 

  • Do not throw away masks and respirators; they can be sterilized and reused.
  • When using masks and respirators, it is important to use them properly to ensure tightness and grip on the face.
  • The use of the masks or respirators is a maximum of 8 hours.

Respirators

  • heat disinfection is possible, for example in a microwave, but only for respirators without metal parts; moisten the respirator before turning it into the microwave and turn on the microwave at maximum power for 3-5 minutes. Care should be taken not to ignite the respirator.
  • it is also possible to disinfect with UV radiation using a UV lamp, Mountain Sun. It is required to illuminate both sides for at least three minutes.
  • alcohol disinfection is possible. Use a sprayer to spray min. 70% alcohol on both sides and allow drying.

Respirator FFP2 category

The FFP2 respirator protects against inhalation of adverse solid and liquid particles from the environment. The FFP2 category guarantees protection up to 12 times the NPK-P / PEL of non-toxic and moderately toxic aerosols.

Textile masks

  • heat disinfection is possible, for example in a microwave, but only for masks without metal parts; moisten the respirator before turning it into the microwave and turn on the microwave at maximum power for 3-5 minutes. Care should be taken not to flare the veil, where there is a higher probability of flare than with a respirator.
  • it is also possible to disinfect with UV radiation using a UV lamp, Mountain Sun. Required for a minimum period of time illuminate on both sides for three minutes.
  • alcohol disinfection is possible. Use a sprayer to spray min. 70% alcohol on both sides and allow drying.
  • desirable at high temperatures, it is recommended to wash the drape separately at a temperature of at least 70 °C.

Masks from a compound material

Protective masks are made of mixed material used for the production of medical clothing. They provide basic respiratory protection. The product is suitable for multiple uses by being washable at 60 ° C. Bacteria and viruses can also be destroyed by ironing.

          

Paper masks

Paper masks cannot be disinfected; after use, it is necessary to throw them away and not to use them again.

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