N95 vs KN95

What is the difference between N95 and KN95 Masks?

KN95 masks are the Chinese version of N95 masks and are nearly identical. On April 3rd, the FDA approved KN95 masks as a suitable alternative to N95 masks and the CDC lists KN95 and N95 masks to be equivalent in protection.

The KN95 is a standard for respiratory equipment which filters 95% of particulates greater than 0.3 microns.

KN95 masks are a PPE that conform to GB2626-2006 standards. They offer significant protection over standard surgical blue 3 ply masks and are approved by the CDC as acceptable replacements if N95 masks are unavailable.

  • Reusable: Visit the CDC website for more information.
  • Filtering Performance: equal to 95% @ 0.3 Micron or greater
  • Flow Rate: 85 L/min
  • Inhalation Resistance: equal to 250 Pa or greater.