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Face Mask Testing: Qualitest Offers Best in Class Solutions


Eight months into the COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic, a face mask – once considered personal safety equipment used largely by medical professionals – has become a necessity for the entire world. The mask manufacturing industry has acted quickly to adjust to the surge in demand and new businesses continue to sprout up in this area. Naturally, the demand for face mask testing equipment has increased as well.

Qualitest, a well-known supplier of best-in-class testing technology systems, has stepped in to meet the growing demand for mask testing equipment worldwide. With various government guidelines surrounding the efficacy of masks, it’s important that masks are tested thoroughly before making its way to the market. From Water Penetration Testing systems to Mask Bacterial Filtration Efficiency Detectors and Face Mask Particulate Filtration Efficiency Testers, Qualitest supplies a wide range of testing products to help manufacturers meet regulatory requirements, making it a one-stop-shop for most clients.

Face masks must adhere to specific quality standards that vary based on mask type. Qualitest’s mask testing equipment complies with most safety and quality standards, including EN 14683 (Differential Pressure), ASTM F2101 (Bacterial Filtration Efficiency), ASTM F2299 (Sub-micron particulate filtration) and ASTM F1862 (Resistance to Blood Penetration). The Face Mask Air Flow Resistance and Differential Pressure Tester is used to test breathability and the Water Penetration Tester is used to test the endurance of waterproof fabric when exposed to water.

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Reliable quality testing is an important part of any large- or small-scale surgical and medical mask manufacturing facility. When a Canadian medical manufacturing company, decided to set up a surgical mask facility, it chose Qualitest as their testing equipment supplier. A leading Brazilian spunmelt nonwovens manufacturer also partnered with Qualitest for its mask testing needs.

Qualitest’s diverse range of solutions are not just useful for private industries, but for governments and educational institutions as well. Governments around the world require efficient testing machinery to meet mask procurement standards. At a time when governments are struggling to deal with the volume of testing required, Qualitest is able and willing to support such requirements. Educational institutions too require mask testing equipment to ensure the safety of staff and students while advancing research and development in the area. Qualitest’s end-to-end solutions make it all possible.

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The world is reeling under an unprecedented crisis and regular life has come to a halt. Businesses in all areas have contributed in different ways to support communities and nations at large. Qualitest has been a responsible partner to its clients in these challenging times. As the coronavirus pandemic unfolded, Qualitest was one of the early adopters of the new normal and it strengthened its efforts to create a sustainable supply chain to meet global testing requirements. The range of solutions on offer help manufacturers ensures their masks can be classified and performance validated to support marketing label claims. The company continues efficient delivery of its testing products to all its clients.

Demand for mask testing technologies will continue to rise and Qualitest seeks to be a responsible partner in ensuring masks in distribution are safe and reliable. As a global supplier and leader in testing solutions, Qualitest understands its responsibilities towards its clients and the communities it serves. It is committed to developing products that can enhance testing processes for all materials, including face masks.

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