3M 1863+ Aura FFP3 Unvalved Respirator Face Mask
A very popular FFP3 face mask as used by heathcare proffesionals in the NHS, dental care and general public. It offers superb comfort thanks to the proven 3M™ Aura design; a super soft nose foam and 3 panel design allowing you to talk whilst wearing it.
- FFP3 Protection
- IIR Fluid Resistant (EN 14683 Classification - see below*)
- Disposable Mask (NR D)
- High Performance Filter Material
- 3-panel design: Allowing you to talk whilst wearing this mask.
- Soft foam nose top panel: Reduces fogging of eyewear
- Sculpted nose panel: Improves compatibility with eyewear
- Innovative chin tab: Easy adjustment
- Single Sealed hygienic packaging
This 3M 1863+ Aura FFP3 Mask uses a High Performance Filter Material: 3M™ Advanced Electret filter material helps wearers to breathe easily for increased comfort. The bottom of the mask has an innovative chin tab for ease of fitting and adjustment of the respirator on the face. All masks come in hygienic packaging: to help protect the respirator from contamination before use, also allows practical storage and dispensing in the workplace.
The respirator is designed to provide FFP3 level protection against high level fine dusts, oil or water based mists, typically found while working with hardwood, insulation materials, mould and lead. It is designed to help reduce exposures of the wearer to certain airborne hazards. Biological agents, such as bacteria or viruses.
Featuring an Aura™ 3-panel design, it's engineered to accommodate greater facial movement during speech, The adjustable nose clip, curved low profile design and sculpted nose panel help ensure not only a secure seal and snug fit, but also a good field of vision and improved compatibility with eyewear. The embossed top panel is designed to further minimise eyewear fogging, for clearer visibility with eyewear.
What does Type IIR mean*?
EN 14683 certification is specifically designed for face masks that can protect the wearer from droplets of the people in their vicinity. Type IIR = bacteria filtering effectiveness > 98% and are splash-resistant (kPa ≥ 16.0)
Why might this matter?
The clinical setting you find yourself in may be of importance. e.g) If you are a dentist carrying out dental work on a patient, there is a chance that fluid could leave the patients mouth and land on your mask. If this mask is not Type IIR certified, the mask could become compromised and therefore no longer offer full protection.