Buyers Guide to N95 Face Masks

At MF Supply, we carry all of the personal protective equipment you need to keep your business safe. In today’s blog, we are discussing the different styles of N95 masks we have available.

N95 Face Mask Styles

Cup Style Face Mask

The first and most popular style of N95 masks is the cup style. This is the 3M style that everyone wants to get their hands on. There are several different versions of the cup style masks here at MF Supply: 3M 8210 and the Guangzhou Harley L288. We also carry the Makrite N95-9500 which is a Surgical Respirator with 510k certification.

Both of these cup style masks offer a close fit with head straps and nose pieces.

Folding Style Face Mask

The Guangzhou Harley L188 folding face mask is another popular style of protective respirator mask that is great for on the go. Since they fold up so neatly, it is easy to store it in your pocket or in a bag if you are going in and out of environments where an N95 is required.

This style also has 2 head straps and a nose piece for a close fit.

Pouch Style Face Masks

The duckbill or Pouch style N95 is a less widely known style of respirator mask, but it offers a large breathing pouch for easier breathing while wearing. IN this video we whocase the Kimberly Clark Kimtech 53358 N95, which is made in the USA.


Do N95 Face Masks Come in Different Sizes?

Some manufacturers do offer different size N95 masks from small to extra large.

N95 Face Mask Certifications

All of the N95s we offer come with OSHA certifications through NIOSH. The difference between the standard N95s in this blog and FDA 510K surgical N95 respirators is that surgical respirators come with an additional 510K certification from the FDA, and those are meant to be used in surgery or a medical environment due to their splash resistant rating. However, all the N95 masks that we discussed today have also been blanket certified for medical use under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization during Covid-19.

N95 Face Masks Fit Testing

All in N95 masks require fit testing by each wear, which happens every year. Learn More!

N95 Mask Comparison Guide

Check out this useful N95 respirator comparison guide for clarification on some of the main differences in N95 styles and uses.

Learn More About MF Supply

If you are interested in learning more about our inventory of N95 face masks or any of our other PPE or hardware products, please contact us today!


Multipurpose Wipes for Sale

We have had a massive demand for wipes during the past few months, hand sanitizing wipes, disinfecting wipes, and antiseptic wipes. Many of the brands that we know and love have not been available since the start of the pandemic. Based on our customer’s demand, we were able to import an alternative to the Lysol, Purell, and Clorox wipes.

MF Supply offers Caresour Antiseptic Wipes that are great for both your hands and any surface. These wipes are a great alternative and offer many of the same benefits.

Caresour Multipurpose Wipes

  • 6x 8 inches
  • Good for travel or at home/ work
  • Made in FDA registered facility
  • Full certifications and test reports
  • Kill 99.99% of germs
  • Single-use
  • 50 wipes per pack
  • 75% Ethyl Alcohol Wipes

These alcohol-based wipes are available in quantities as low as 24 packs. However, the more you buy, the more you save! Discounts start at 1,200 packs.

When you order from MF Supply, you know you are getting a fully tested and certified wipe with fast and free shipping.

Learn More About MF Supply for PPE and More

If you are interested in getting your hands on some of our disinfecting wipes, order here. You can also contact us today with any questions!


KN95 Masks: Medical vs. Civilian Grade

Where Can I Buy KN95 Masks?

Back in April, the FDA authorized the import and use of the KN95 masks for health care settings when the COIVD pandemic started. Since then, there has been a lot of confusion around the difference between the KN95 masks for medical uses and KN95 masks for civilian uses.

Both medical and civilian masks KN95 masks are to the same GB2626 standards. The main difference is the number of certifications and testing that has been done on them. Health care workers who are on the front lines want and need the peace of mind that their masks are going to protect them. Therefore, the medical-grade KN95 masks are tested by the CDC and FDA Appendix A compliant.

MF Supply Offer Both Medical and Civilian Grade KN95 Masks

Civilian KN95 Masks

  • The civilian grade KN95 masks are the KN95 Respirator Masks.
  • We offer a few different brands.
  • CE and FDA certified
  • Buy as few as 50 masks, but the more you buy, the more you save!

Learn More About Civilian KN96 Masks for Sale

Medical Grade KN95 Masks

  • The FDA Appendix A KN95 Masks are approved for health care professionals.
  • Non-NIOSH, but similar standards.
  • Latex-free

Learn More About Medical Grade KN95 Masks

Learn More About MF Supply and KN95 Masks

If you are looking to buy KN95 masks, MF Supply has a variety of options. Contact us today to learn more!


N95 Respirators

The N95 is a respirator mask that filters 95% of particles, three microns and larger. These N95 respirator masks offer a high level of protection and come in a few different styles from different manufacturers.

Who Sells N95 Masks?

At MF Supply, we offer all of the personal protective equipment needed to get back to work and go about your day safely. We sell many different types of surgical face masks, including the N95 masks.

All of the N95 masks that we sell are CDC and NIOSH approved masks.

N95 NIOSH Respirator Mask – Guangzhou Harley L-188

The N95 NIOSH respirator masks we stock from Guangzhou Harley come in two styles: Foldable and Molded Cup. The L-188 model is a foldable mask, which is great for anyone who is going in and out of environments where they might be wearing and removing their masks a lot.

Order N95 NIOSH Foldable Respirator Mask – Guangzhou Harley L-188 Here!

The L-288 is a molded Cup style N95, which is similar to the popular US made Cup style N95 NIOSH respirator masks in for fit and function.

Order N95 NIOSH Cup Style Respirator Mask – Guangzhou Harley L-288 Here!

3M N95 Respirator Masks

The 3M N95 respirator mask is another brand that we sell. We carry the 3M N95 #8200 and the #8210 as well as other styles such as the 3M #8511. These facemasks are in high demand, so if you are looking for this particular N95 mask, you can send us a request for how many you need.

Submit a Request for the 3M N95 Respirator Masks Here!

What is the Difference Between Medical N95 and Regular N95?

You can learn more about the difference between the medical N95 and regular N95 masks here.

Learn More About MF Supply and Our PPE Products

MF Supply is your one-stop-shop for all of your personal protection equipment needs. Contact us today and continue browsing our website to learn more!


Non-Contact Infrared Thermometers for Sale

MF Supply is your go-to supplier for all things health and safety! We have the personal protective equipment and other safety products you need to ensure your workplace is safe for all.

Today, we are talking more about our non-contact infrared thermometers.

Contactless Thermometer Specs:

  • Non-contact infrared thermometer
  • FDA/CE registered with 510K
  • Results in just one second
  • Fully digital
  • Battery operated
  • Fever prompt
  • Memory of last 12 readings

These thermometers are great to make sure that those who enter your facility are healthy, but they can also be used to take the temperature of other things such as bottles, water, etc.

What Industries Can Use Non-Contact Thermometers?

We have supplied these contactless thermometers to many different types of industries, from health and medical to restaurants, government, schools, salons, manufacturing facilities, and more.

Thermometer Quantities

We sell these thermometers in bulk, but if you are looking for a smaller quantity, the minimum for purchase is two. The more you buy, the more you save with quantity discounts!

Learn More About Our Non-Contact Infrared Thermometers

If you are interested in learning more about our non-contact infrared thermometers, contact us today or head over to our website where you can place your order online!


Nitrile Gloves for Sale

Nitrile gloves are traditionally used either industrially or medically, and each industry has different requirements when it comes to gloves. At MF Supply, we offer many different options of our nitrile gloves to best fit your company’s needs.

Nitrile Gloves from MF Supply:

  • Both Industrial & Exam grade
  • Sizes extra-small to extra-large
  • Four millimeters thick at the tip of the fingers
  • Puncture resistant
  • Chemical and breakdown resistant
  • Made from synthetic rubber, with no latex
  • Safe to use with cleaning supplies and in foodservice
  • FDA registered

Why Choose Nitrile Gloves from MF Supply?

People choose nitrile gloves from MF Supply because we have a huge stock, which is a great benefit to our customers as these gloves are always in demand. Even if you are looking for a specific type of glove that we do not have in stock, we can get them within a few days!

We offer these gloves by the case of 1000, packed with 10 boxes of 100 gloves per .

Learn More About Nitrile Gloves

If you are in need of nitrile gloves for your business, MF Supply is a great choice for all of your PPE needs. Contact us today to learn more about our nitrile gloves and other PPE products!


Three-Ply Face Masks for Sale

With most states, counties, cities, and businesses recommending and even mandating face masks, it can be hard to find enough masks for everyday use, especially ones that are tested and certified design. At MF Supply, we have many options when it comes to personal protective equipment!

Certified and Safe Face Masks

All of our face masks are certified and safe for everyday use! Our three-ply face mask is the most common face mask you’ll see people wearing. They are a surgical style mask with three layers of protection, hence the name! They have a nose clip to seal to your face and earloops for easy wearing.

These three-ply masks are very comfortable and lightweight while offering a BFE (bacteria filtration efficiency) of 95%.

Why Choose MF Supply for PPE

People choose MF Supply for our protective face masks because we always have them in stock, they are always certified, FDA registered, and the design undergoes independent tests regularly to prove their impact.

We offer small and large orders.

Our face masks and other PPE give our customers the peace of mind they need when at work or out running errands.

Another great reason why people choose MF Supply for face masks is that we offer U.S. made masks!

Learn More About Face Masks with MF Supply

If you are interested in learning more about our three-ply face masks or any of our other PPE products, contact us today at MF Supply! You can order online and check out all of our PPE products here.


Hand Sanitizers from MF Supply

Hand sanitizer is on everybody’s must-have list these last few months, but did you know that not all hand sanitizer is created equally? If you are looking to get your hands on FDA compliant, non-chapping, neutral smelling hand sanitizer, MF Supply has what you need!

We have multiple hand sanitizers in stock that are all made in the United States in an FDA registered facility. All of these hand sanitizers are made in accordance with the WHO recommendations for how much alcohol should be in the sanitizer (minimum of 65%.)

We offer hand sanitizers in gels and liquids.

Kat’s Natural is our gel hand sanitizer that is great for everyday use as it doesn’t chap your hands.

The liquid brand is Isophresh – this liquid hand sanitizer is great for sanitizing your workspace, or anything you come into contact with on a daily basis.

Why Choose MF Supply for Hand Sanitizer?

  • We offer a wide range of quantities for both the liquid and gel hand sanitizers.
  • Vetted and certified factories manufacturing these sanitizers.
  • All sanitizers in stock!
  • We also sell pumps for the gallon sizes so you can easily provide sanitizer to your employees or customers.

Learn More About MF Supply

If you are interested in getting your hands on some of our hand sanitizers, visit our online store or contact us today with any questions!


KN95 Filtering Respirator Masks

What are KN95 Filtering Respirator Masks?

The KN95 mask is a filtering respirator mask that can be used in many industries. It gets its name from the fact that it filters 95 percent of particles that are three microns or larger. This allows it to provide an amazing level of protection from viruses, bacteria, dust, and other airborne particles.

Price Drop on KN95 Filtering Respirator Masks

We have been providing these masks to the public since the beginning of April, which was shortly after they became available. In the beginning, the prices of these masks were high due to lack of supply, resource scarcity, and the price of transporting them to the United States was high.

Now the price for these masks has dropped significantly as we are better able to predict the demand and bring more per shipment. Likewise, we are transporting them by boat instead of flying them in to help keep costs lower. Lastly, the industry has been better regulated, and the prices have stabilized a bit, helping us pass the savings on to our customers!

KN95 Filtering Respirator Masks Quantities

Since we serve a wide variety of industries, we offer a wide quantity for your convenience! We can sell our KN95 filtering respirator masks in quantities from 50 to 50,000!

Why Choose MF Supply for Your PPE Equipment?

The biggest reason why so many customers choose MF Supply for their KN95 filtering respirator masks is that the factories that we work with have all been vetted. We provide full certification. We have complete chain of custody on all of the products that we buy. We import directly from factories where we have feet on the ground over in China. And, we do offer masks that are independently tested and are on the authorized list for the FDA and the CDC, which means they can be used by front-line workers and health care professionals.

Learn More About KN95 Masks from MF Supply

If you want to get your hands on KN95 Filtering Respirator Masks, MF Supply is here for you! Contact us today or place your order online!


Back to Work Guidance – Safety and 4 PPE Products

Safely Reopening, Restarting, Renormalizing

New Jersey entered Stage Two of our recovery as Outdoor Dining and Indoor, Non-Essential Retail opened on June 15. On June 22 Hair Salons and Barber Shops Reopened. I had my first meal in a restaurant last week! I got to see the new Safety rules in action first hand. The servers and waitstaff wore assorted PPE including 3-Ply masks and rubber gloves that were changed constantly in order to minimize cross contamination.

Many of our customers have asked for help determining what PPE they should provide to their workforce. We like the NJMEP 2020 Return to Work and Recovery Guide published June 23, 2020. Below, we’ve summarized guidance taken from expert sources on the use of masks, respirators, gloves and hand sanitizer. It includes a chock full of information from experts that can help you return to work safely and compliantly.


Before you chose to implement any of the ideas suggested in thisdocument you must evaluate and determine, with the assistanceof your legal counsel, accounting and human resource teams, thelegality and effectiveness of the potential application captured in thisdocument.

FACE MASK OPTIONS

Many states require workers and customers to wear protective face coverings while on the premises or in the office. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community transmission. Cloth face coverings may prevent people who don’t know they have the virus from transmitting it to others. These face coverings are not surgical masks or respirators and are not appropriate substitutes for them in workplaces where masks or respirators are recommended or required.


Many organizations are providing Disposable 3-Ply Face Masks to their customers and staff. These Civilian Grade disposable masks that resemble Surgical masks are designed to filter out airborne germs, particulates, pollen, bacterial particles and droplets common in daily life. They are splash resistant, and reduce the risk of most droplets and secretions exhaled by the wearer from contaminating their surroundings. They should be constructed of non-woven polypropylene and electrostatic melt blown cloth. If they are China made, they should be certified to the standard GB/T 32610-2016. We recommend 3-Ply Civilian masks that are FDA Registered with lab test reports showing Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of 90% of greater.

Please Note: Employees should continue to follow their routine policies and procedures for PPE (if any) that they would ordinarily use for their job tasks.

N95s & KN95 RESPIRATOR MASK GUIDANCE

N95 or alternative Respirator Masks including KN95s are appropriate for the following workers:

  • Employees with Broad Exposure
  • Cafeteria Workers
  • Deep-Cleaning Staff
  • Employees working closer than 6-feet
  • First Responders
  • Onsite Screening Team
  • Receptionists
  • Security Guards
  • Shipping/Receiving Employees

In response to respirator shortages caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for importing alternatives to the US NIOSH N95s. For more information on this directive, read the guidance here.
Please Note: Employees should continue to follow their routine policies and procedures for PPE (if any) that they would ordinarily use for their job tasks.

Interesting fact: Prior to Covid-19, there were ample USA N95s available in the marketplace and KN95s and other country’s FFPs were not widely available in the US.

GLOVE GUIDANCE

Gloves made of Latex, Nitrile or Vinyl are appropriate for the following roles:

  • Cafeteria Workers
  • Deep-Cleaning Staff
  • Employees working closer than 6-feet
  • First Responders
  • Onsite Screening Team
  • Respective personnel when recommended by the cleaning/disinfecting product being used.

NOTE: The CDC indicated that gloves do not protect individuals against Covid-19 because the virus does not enter the body through the hands.

HAND SANITIZER

The WHO recommends placing sanitizing hand rub dispensers in prominent places around the workplace. Make sure these dispensers are regularly refilled. Provide and maintain hand sanitizer stations at entry and exit points.
The CDC recommends using Alcohol based hand rub (ABHR) with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol. Hand rubs are generally less irritating to hands and are effective in the absence of a sink. For best practices on hand washing with Hand sanitizer, we like this video from Johns Hopkins University.
Important note: Recently, the FDA advised consumers not to use hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. To ensure the products you are using are both safe and effective, we recommend using a hand sanitizer made in the USA by an FDA registered facility.

ADDITIONAL PRODUCT LINES

In addition to Hand Sanitizer, Gloves, Facemasks and Respirators, MF Supply now offers a comprehensive offering of PPE & Safety Equipment, including:

Next up, stay tuned for guidance on Disinfectating your workplace.

Stay Safe!
Robin & the MF Supply Team

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