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.
What our Customers say
"Well made, good fit, comfortable and AUSTRALIAN MADE! Thank you for great service and follow up. I was pleased to choose you."
Susie, NSW - Oct 2020
"I have gone from using surgical masks to these P2 masks and wow what a difference. It's like going from wearing polyester to cotton! I have to wear for hours at a time and they are so much nicer to wear. Feels safe and secure too. Worth investing in if you need to wear for more than an hour.
Sarah, NSW - Nov 20
My staff love the masks. They feel they fit better and allow them to breathe with ease compared with surgical masks they have worn. I personally feel they are better than the previous N95 masks I was using. The fact they are made here too is the icing on the cake!!! Can I have 2 more boxes..."
Dr David M, NSW - Oct 2020
These disposables are a comfortable, nice light, easy to fit FFP2/P2 mask AND Aussie made too 👌 🇦🇺 #MaskupMelbourne"
Corrina VIC, Aug 2020
"These are fantastic masks. I received a box a couple of weeks ago and have given them out (they're individually wrapped) to a lot of people who find it difficult to breathe in other types. They all love them so far."
Simone, VIC Sep -2020
"Very happy customer. My order arrived quickly and I was pleased to see all the masks were individually packaged. Great to see an Aussie company selling Australian made PPE."
Nick, NSW - Sep 2020
"P2/FFP2 respirator masks are of the best quality I've ever purchased. Well fitted, comfortable, and value for money - totally recommended. Thank you Aussie Pharma Direct."
Cathy, NSW, Aug 2020
"They truly do have much better breathability and comfort than any other I have tried. Very grateful I had them, especially having to wear them over a 30 hour journey."
Natalie NSW, Aug 2020
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary / results may not be typical / reviews or testimonials may be fictionalized. This information does not constitute medical advice and it should not be relied upon as such. Consult with your doctor before modifying your regular medical regime.This product hasn’t come to replace any medical advice or can’t guarantee any result.
Warning: Selection of the most appropriate Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) will depend on the particular situation and should be made only by a competent person knowledgeable of the actual working conditions and the limitations of the RPE. Details regarding performance and limitations are specified on the respirator packaging and user instructions. Before using any respirator, the wearer must read and understand the user instructions for the product. Use in accordance with AS/NZS 1716:2012 Standard. Misuse can result in sickness or death. For more information, consult a supervisor or contact an Occupational Hygienist and Safety professional.
Offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer expires 1st Jan 2021