Where to buy N95, P2 and KN95 face masks online 2020
Learn what the differences are between these face masks and where to buy them.
The World Health Organization’s current advice is that you only need to wear a face mask if you have contracted COVID-19 or are treating someone who is sick. If you fall into those categories, here’s what you need to know and where to buy masks.
Right now, P2 and N95 masks are out of stock at many retailers. However, the Chinese standard KN95 mask, which meets similar needs, is still available at some online stores. We’re updating this list regularly to reflect availability, but if you genuinely need a mask it definitely pays to check multiple retailers.
If you want to pick up some discounted P2 face masks to keep costs low while prioritising your family’s protection, turn to eBay. This online marketplace carries all you need and more.
- Significant product range
- Buyers protection
- You can easily buy in bulk and save money
- Competitive prices
- Sign up to eBay Plus and score free shipping and returns on millions of items
If you’re searching for a convenient shopping solution, Amazon is one of the best the world has to offer. Stock up on P2 face masks at competitive prices and protect your family against the threat of infection for less.
- Long established online provider with secure website
- Secure payment systems
- Sign up to Amazon Prime and get free shipping and returns on millions of items
- Bulk buy items and save cash
- It’s unlikely the sellers will ever run out of stock here
When it comes to diversity, this online destination is difficult to beat. Explore more than 90 results to find the perfect option for your budget from your favourite spot on the sofa at AliExpress.
- Free delivery from selected sellers
- Everything you need for health, the home, cleaning, sanitation, beauty, and more
- Easy to use site
- Discounts and vouchers are available, and there are regular sales
Self-dubbed as offering the best bang for your buck, you can count on finding a cheaper face mask solution at this online store. Banggood offers a varied catalogue of products at prices that sometimes seem too good to be true.
- Free shipping available on select items
- Choose your preferred payment method from a variety of options
- New deals added daily
5. Mask Lab
It is one of the new mask brands established during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Made in Hong Kong
- Many colours to choose from
- Korean style, Stylish
- Equivalent to KF94 in non-oil particle filtration
- Also has surgical masks available
6. The Masksaver
Environmental Friendly mask that you can reuse many times. It comes with disposable filers that is graded FFP2/KN95.
- Free pick-up at a location in Yuen Long or around HKD$30 for delivery (SF Express)
- Designed by Hongkonger
- A more environmental friendly and economical alternative to disposable masks
Which of these retailers offer free delivery?
- eBay: Free delivery from selected sellers
- Amazon: Free delivery from selected sellers
- AliExpress: Free shipping from selected sellers
- Banggood: Free delivery on selected items
What's the difference between a P2, FFP2, KN95 and N95 face mask?Depending on your location, different face mask types are more widely used. For example, in the United States and Canada, N95 are common; in Australia and New Zealand you'll see P2 masks more often; in China, KN95 is the standard. Mask manufacturer 3M, which specialises in filtering facepiece respirators (FFR) masks, offers the following explanation of the main differences between each mask type.
|Filter performance||≥ 95%||≥ 95%||≥ 95%||≥ 94%||≥ 94%||≥ 95%|
|Test agent||NaCl||NaCl and paraffin oil||NaCl||NaCl||NaCl and paraffin oil||NaCl|
|Flow rate||85 L/min||95 L/min||85 L/min||95 L/min||95 L/min||85 L/min|
|Total inward leakage (TIL)||N/A||≤ 8% leakage||≤ 8% leakage||≤ 8% leakage||≤ 8% leakage||Inward Leakage measured and included in User Instructions|
|Inhalation resistance||≤ 343 Pa||≤ 70 Pa (at 30L/min)≤ 240 Pa (at 95 L/min)≤ 500 Pa (clogging)||≤ 350 Pa||≤ 70 Pa (at 30L/min)≤ 240 Pa (at 95L/min)||≤ 70 Pa (at 30L/min)≤ 240 Pa (at 95L/min)||≤ 70 Pa (w/valve)≤ 50 Pa (no valve)|
|Flow rate||85L/min||Varied – seeabove||85L/min||Varied – seeabove||Varied – seeabove||40L/min|
|Exhalation resistance||≤ 245 Pa||≤ 300 Pa||≤ 250 Pa||≤ 120 Pa||≤ 300 Pa||≤ 70 Pa (w/valve) ≤ 50 Pa (no valve)|
|Exhalation valve leakage requirement||Leak rate ≤ 30mL/min||N/A||Depressurization to 0 Pa ≥ 20 sec||Leak rate ≤ 30mL/min||Visual inspection after 300L /min for 30 sec||Depressurization to 0 Pa ≥ 15sec|
|Force applied||-245 Pa||N/A||-1180 Pa||-250 Pa||N/A||-1,470 Pa|
|CO2 clearance requirement||N/A||≤ 1%||≤ 1%||≤ 1%||≤ 1%||≤ 1%|
Can’t find face masks? Where else to shop
Face masks may be temporarily out of stock at many retailers due to increased demand. But don’t forget to check your local dollar store or even a specialty medical supply store. These often-overlooked shops may still have supplies while larger retailers restock.
How to remove your mask properly
First, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before putting on your mask. When you’re ready to take it off, do not touch the front of the mask — it could be contaminated. Instead, remove it by pulling the bottom strap over the back of your head, followed by the top strap. Discard the mask, and then wash your hands.
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