Where to buy KN95 masks online in New Zealand
If you're looking to shop industry-standard KN95 masks, we've rounded up the retailers that will ship them right to your door.
KN95 respirators are particulate-filtering masks that have been performance-standard tested in China. Similar to the P2 mask, KN95 masks are used to filter out around 95% of airborne particulates and are often used to help stop the spread of disease.
With the current outbreak of COVID-19, many people are now looking to invest in filtration masks, but it is important to know when to use one. According to the World Health Organisation, you only need to wear a mask if you have contracted the virus or are caring for someone who has it.
If you fall into either of these categories, you’ll find a range of KN95 masks available at the following retailers.
Offering products from international sellers, Amazon makes it possible to get KN95 grade masks here in New Zealand. It also makes it simple to compare prices and see which items qualify for free shipping.
- Easily compare prices on similar products
- Huge product range
You can find just about anything on eBay, including a selection of KN95 masks. With a range of options listed by third-party sellers, it also makes it easy to compare products and prices to get the best deal.
- Good option for buying in bulk
- Some sellers deliver to New Zealand
- Free international shipping on some products
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.
Certification/Class 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) Flow rate 85L/min 160L/min 85L/min 85L/min 160L/min 40L/min 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%