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Choosing Australian Made PPE

Why Should You Choose Australian-Made PPE?

, by AussiePharmaDirect, 5 min reading time

The increasing recognition of the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in ensuring safety has led to a heightened focus on the quality and standards of these equipment in the market. This is particularly crucial in industries where the potential risks and hazards are high, such as healthcare and industrial settings. The effectiveness of PPE relies heavily on its ability to provide reliable protection to users, and as a result, stringent standards have been established to ensure their performance and safety.

Why choose Australian-made PPE?

Businesses in Australia are increasingly choosing Australian-made PPE for various reasons. The decision to opt for locally manufactured PPE provides several significant benefits, making it an attractive choice for businesses operating in diverse industries:

  • Supporting the local economy
  • Quick and reliable access
  • High-quality standards - adheres to rigorous Australian standard and international safety standards
  • Transparent supply chain
  • Reduced environmental impact associated with transportation and logistics
  • Demonstrates a commitment to local values and industry

Respirators proudly made in Australia

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of wearing effective masks and respirators to protect against airborne particles and viruses has become a global priority. As a result, people have become more educated about the efficacy of different types of masks, leading many businesses to prioritise the purchase of Australian Made quality respirators. One of the notable manufacturers catering to this demand is AMD, which proudly produces Australia's first P2 masks.

AMD is an innovative Australian company that specialises in manufacturing high-quality respirators. With a strong commitment to local production, AMD has become a trusted name in the industry, providing businesses and individuals with reliable P2 masks with specifications that adhere to rigorous safety standards.

Product type Jurisdiction Relevant Standard Class:
  • Australia & NZ - P2 - AS/NZS 1716:2012
  • Europe - FFP2 - EN 149-2001 FFP2 
  • USA - N95 - NIOSH-42CFR84 N95
  • China - KN95 - GB 2626:2019 KN95

Differences between masks and respirators

  • Face masks, such as a surgical or cloth masks, are simply a barrier to splashes, droplets and spittle and do not effectively filter small particles from the air. They are not designed to seal tight against the face. They limit the wearer from spreading disease, but do not protect them from breathing in other people’s germs.
  • Whereas, P2 or equivalent respirators are designed to protect the wearer from breathing in airborne particles such as viruses and bacteria as well as preventing their own breath from affecting others. They are carefully crafted to seal around the face of the wearer. It should be noted that P2 respirators with the valve are designed for the protection of the wearer only, as the valve allows the breath to escape.
  • The AMD P2/FFP2 respirators at Aussie Pharma Direct utilise cutting-edge four layered nano-filters which provide up to 99.66% protection from airborne particulate matter and aerosols such as viruses such as Covid-19, bacteria, smoke and dust, whilst allowing for excellent breathability and user comfort (TGA min for P2 requires a min of 94%). Most other masks and respirators on the market use meltblown filters which means they generally cannot be used longer than 1-4 hours as they lose their effectiveness to filter when becoming damp. Whereas a P2/FFP2 respirator with a nano-filter can be worn for up to 6-24 hours and is not affected by moisture or dampness. They can also be used as a surgical mask.

Businesses as well as individuals are becoming more aware of these differences and how important it is to not just be prepared, but be equipped with quality and the correct type of PPE.

Quality disinfectant wipes for that added protection

Aside from PPE like masks and respirators, the use of disinfectant wipes can significantly elevate the level of protection in various industries, including healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and more.

Disinfectant wipes are an essential tool in maintaining cleanliness, hygiene, and infection control, especially when diseases are more prevalent. The prominent Australian brands for the wipes? They are Clinicare and Clinell!

Clinicare is an Australian manufacturer known for producing high-quality disinfectant wipes and cleaning products. Their wipes are widely used in healthcare facilities, aged care centres, and other critical environments where infection control is paramount.

Clinell is another leading Australian brand that specialises in infection control products, including disinfectant wipes. Their wipes are widely used in healthcare facilities, dental clinics, and other settings.

Where to get the PPE supplies in Australia?

If you're looking for PPE supplies and other health and safety products in Australia, you can conveniently find them at Aussie Pharma Direct - a trusted and reliable source for all things Australian-made.

Aussie Pharma Direct provides Australian Made PPE such as FFP2/P2 respirators to many local businesses such as Australian Skin Clinics in Brookvale. The owner Zoe said:

“It’s great to be able to support another Australian local business plus have the peace of mind knowing that we are providing clients and staff the best protection by using P2 respirators. We also save money because our staff can wear these all day, whereas the surgical masks need to be changed every few hours."

Nurse with mask




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