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We Say The Masks Are Great ... But How Do You Know?

Ever wonder how to tell which disposable face masks are the real deal? We’re here to help answer that question.

Pure Protective face masks are tested for quality in the factory by an award-winning, international third-party testing company. Before the masks ever see the inside of a Pure Protective box, we want to know they are what we promise.

We’d like to share some of our testing process with you to help you know more about what quality measures to look for. Whether or not you choose Pure Protective, please be sure your masks meet these standards.

Particle filtration efficiency. Particle filtration, basically, means the ease with which particles get through the mask.

You don’t want bad particles getting through your mask. The machine you see here is designed specifically to determine particle filtration efficiency. Using this machine, we test to ensure the results from Pure Protective products that we promise.

Samples of every production run of Pure Protective face masks are tested to ensure the bad stuff stays out.

Three-layer check. Our “three-ply masks” are also tested so we know that the masks include three layers made of high-quality materials. Each layer is important in your protection.

The blue layer is the outside. This is the layer that helps resist moisture.

The bright white layer is the middle layer of the mask that acts as a filter.

The soft white layer is inside, touching your skin. It is soft and absorbent.

Fabric weight. Having the right layers is important. The layers also have to be the right weight - if they are too thin they don't do their job. Testers weigh fabric samples from the masks.

This sample weighs in at 24.16 grams per square meter, right in line with our specifications.

Earloop test. No on wants to put on a face mask, only to have the elastic ear loops pop off.

Pure Protective face masks are sample tested for “welding strength” – where the ear loop connects to the face mask material.

Combustion Test (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!). Materials in high-quality face masks may melt when exposed to flame, but they do not burn like paper.

We perform combustion tests during our inspections to be sure the fabrics won’t burn.

Water resistance. The outer layer of our face masks is intended to help resist moisture.

To test this, as shown in the first picture, liquid is poured over the face mask. Use the arrow to scroll to the second picture to see that the liquid has run off the mask without soaking in.

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