At present, medical masks are mainly divided into three types: "medical protective masks" with the highest protection level, "medical-surgical masks" commonly used in invasive operating environments such as operating rooms, and "disposable medical masks" of general level.

1. "Medical protective mask" has a good fit with the wearer's face. It can filter particles in the air, block droplets, blood, body fluids, secretions and other pollutants, and have a filtration efficiency of 95% for non-oily particles. % Or more (this sentence means that it can reach the N95 level), which is personal protective equipment commonly used to deal with airborne diseases. Common medical protective masks are arched, butterfly and so on.

2. "Medical-surgical mask" is a medical mask commonly used in operating rooms and other environments where there is a risk of body fluids and blood splashing. It can block blood and body fluids from passing through the mask and contaminate the wearer. At the same time, the filtration efficiency of bacteria is more than 95%, but it is resistant to particles. The filtration efficiency is limited, and the design is mostly rectangular, and the tightness with the face is not as tight as the medical protective mask. Common medical surgical masks include strap-on type and ear-hook type.

3. Ordinary medical masks have many names. Medical masks without the words "protection" and "surgical" in the name are all ordinary medical masks. This level of masks does not require blood barrier effect, nor does it have tightness, Therefore, it is only used in a general medical environment. Common medical masks are mostly ear-hook type, and their appearance is similar to ear-hook surgical masks.

There are also several types of medical masks, such as medical-surgical masks worn by nurses, which are replaced every 4 hours; medical protective masks used in an epidemic situation are generally replaced within 6-8 hours; medical masks should be discarded after each use and removed after removal Dispose of immediately.

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What is the difference between medical-surgical masks and ordinary masks?

1.Different packaging 

In addition to the outer packaging, surgical masks and ordinary medical masks will be marked with different categories. The main identification method is that the registered product implementation standards in the upper right corner of the outer packaging are different. The surgical mask is YY-0469-2011, while the general medical mask The masks are printed with YZB/ various factory logos.

2. Different uses

Masks of different materials have different functions and use, and the outer packaging may be blurred, but the product description will generally indicate the environment and conditions for the mask.

3. The price is different

Surgical masks are generally more expensive, while ordinary medical masks are cheaper.

Shanghai Tuotaimu Medical Technology Co., Ltd is a protective mask manufacturer with Shanghai special approval to fight against the global outbreak of novel coronavirus.  the TTM mask has met the domestic GB2626-2006 and EN149:2001+A1:2009 standards, and it has acquired the CE Certificate and the FDA registration. TTM attaches great importance to product quality, the core raw materials such as melt-blown cloth are above the medical standards of grade 95. If you want to get more information about good quality masks, please contact us.