Face Masks & Respirators
Medical grade, FFP1, FFP2, FFP3, valved or non-valved. We have everything to keep you protected.
Our extensive range of PPE face masks and respirators offer unbeatable levels of comfort, while the user-friendly designs offer perfect fit. Much of the range is sustainably produced by British manufacturers including disposable masks.
Face masks that cover the nose and mouth can reduce the risk against the spread of infection by reducing the spread of droplets that may be carrying coronavirus. A FFP2, n95 or FFP3 respirator however, will protect you from COVID-19 and other viruses.
Air-purifying respirators (APRs) and supplied-air respirators (SARs) are the two main types of respirators.
A face mask offers one-way protection only which captures large particles of droplets from the wearer. A respirator creates a seal to your face and provides two-way protection by filtering to and from the wearer.
FFP1, the most basic, is often used for DIY tasks such as sanding. It offers protection against non-toxic substances such as pollen, limestone cement and brick dust.
FFP2, or n95 masks provide greater protection than FFP1 and is recommended during outbreaks of SARS, coronavirus and avian flu. It also protects against deleterious substances such as smoke, aerosols and lead dust. FFP2 masks are popular in metal, mining, agricultural industries, as well as healthcare workers to protect from influenza.
FFP3, the highest level of protection when exposed to environmental hazardous substances. FFP3 protects against viruses, bacteria, asbestos and other toxins. It is also used for handling hazardous pharmaceutical chemicals by healthcare professionals.
|Protection||Protects from solid aerosols and/or liquids listed as toxic||Protects from slightly toxic or irritating solid aerosols and/or liquids||Protects from non-toxic dust and/or water-based aerosols.|
|Example of Application||Sanding of hard wood (beech, oak), treatment of wood using copper, chrome or arsenic based products, impact stripping of paint, sanding of cement.||Sanding of soft wood, composite materials, rust, putty, plaster, plastics/cutting, milling, grinding, metal drilling||Handling of stone, rubble, cellulose, concrete drilling.|
|Substances||Asbestos (without handling it), powered pesticide, biological, pharmaceutical, powder, treated wood, hard wood (exotic), chromium, lime, lead.||Untreated softwood, grinding, cutting, welding, milling, coal, glass fiber, mineral fiber, powdered pesticide, grain dust.||Flour, calcium carbonate (chalk), graphite, cotton, dust concrete|
|% Min of Filtration||99%||94%||80%|
|Total Inward Leakage (TIL)||2%||8%||22%|
|Nominal Protection Factor (NPF)||50 x TLV||12,5 x TLV||4,5 x TLV|
|Assigned Protection Factor (APF)||20 x TLV||10 x TLV||4 x TLV|
* Threshold Limit Value (TLV)
Eagle respirators are innovative compact folding masks with 7 dynamic parts providing excellent facial movement with maximum comfort. The EAGLE’s mask “wings” open and adapt to the shape of any face, which allows the user to breath more freely.
They are available valved or unvalved, with either class FFP2 or FFP3 protection. All versions have passed the Dolomite optional clogging test (D), offering maximum breathing comfort.
In partnership with Portwest®, Optimas can provide 1,300+ styles of workwear and PPE ranging from clothing, footwear, gloves, respiratory protection and height safety equipment. We can even supply personalised workwear!