Test criteria.

Required functional and quality tests:

  • Textile marking - fiber content and labeling conformity
  • Breathing comfort (based on EN 14683 Annex C differential pressure test) before and after wash – must meet <40 Pa/cm2
  • Washability - home laundering testing and appearance after at least 10x wash cycles
  • Fitting – fit testing in new state and after 10x wash cycles

Testing for additional claims:

Please note: For disposable masks, the test program may differ.

 

FACTSHEET: COMMUNITY MASK TESTING

Contact
Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America