CN FLAT FOLD RESPIRATORS Swedish company, Segre AB started manufacturing disposable respirators for their own workforce in 1968. They were the second company in the world to be registered to manufacture protective class (2A certificate) flat fold respirators. Today, these unique high performance respirators are still being manufactured in Sweden. The company philosophy has remained unchanged from inception: Continue to research new materials and manufacturing techniques in order to provide the world’s best filtration capacities while performing at the lowest possible breathing resistance for the wearer’s maximum protection and ultimate comfort. Disposable respirators under Australian and New Zealand Standards carry 2 separate approval ratings. P.1 standard is approved for particle filtration of at least 80% capture rate (tests are conducted at a set air speed over a set time period) with particle sizing down to 0.001mm or 1 micron. The P.1 standard is designed for low to moderate levels of protection mainly from mechanically or physically agitated particles, such as when you sweep fine dust, grind, cut, sand, plough a field, polish metal, etc. The P.2 standard provides a higher level of protection by design for mechanical and thermally generated particles in dry or wet form. Finer particles are involved from thermal heat sources and high pressure (wet particulate) spray generation. AS/NZS 1716 calls for P.2 level respirators to filter at a minimum of 94% efficiency down to a particle size of 0.0003mm or 0.3 micron. This medium to high filtering efficiency is suitable to capture most solid or liquid air-borne contaminates created in the work 22 www.pipaus.com place (particularly when the filter is combined with Organic Carbon) , such as from welding, limited spraying of water based pesticides, weed killers, touch up paint cans in well ventilated environments. When more volatile or hazardous chemicals concentrations are involved, more substantial respiratory protection equipment is required. FEATURES AND BENEFITS • CNP2 filters pass the more rigid European Standards EN149:2001 for FFP2 respirators meaning the respirator is approved for protection against solid, water based and nonvolatile liquid particles. • CN flat fold respirators are design in a pigeon faced profile for improved vision and to better fit suited to the natural nose mouth and chin shape of the human face. This design along with unique adjustable head straps and nose bridge seal combine to ensure a comfortable and tight secure seal against any inward leakage from contaminated atmosphere. • Moisture repellent nose bridge seal and lower side mounted exhalation valves prevents misting of safety or prescription eyewear. • Each respirator is manufactured with non-allergenic materials and straps, then individually packed in hygienic plastic bags. This keeps them clean and easy to carry in work truck, pocket, hard hat or tool box. • CN P.1 and P.2 masks are colour coded for easy recognition of each class and relevant selection for different work zones.
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