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.

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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.


Where to buy KN95 masks online


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1. Amazon

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
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2. eBay

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
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3. AliExpress

Chinese retailer AliExpress has a great range of KN95 masks on offer at seriously competitive prices. Shop both individual masks and bulk packs here.

  • Free shipping
  • Flash sales
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4. DHGate

Online marketplace DHGate has hundreds of protective masks available including small and bulk packs of KN95 masks.

  • Free shipping
  • 7-day returns policy
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5. Dick Smith

Online electronics retailer Dick Smith may not come to mind when searching for masks, but here you can find KN95 Particulate Respirator Masks from 3M.

  • Fast dispatch
  • 14-day change of mind return policy
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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
N95
FFP2
KN95
P2
Korea 1st Class
DS
Filter performance ≥ 95%≥ 95%≥ 95%≥ 94%≥ 94%≥ 95%
Test agentNaClNaCl and paraffin oilNaClNaClNaCl and paraffin oilNaCl
Flow rate85 L/min95 L/min85 L/min95 L/min95 L/min85 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 rate85L/minVaried – seeabove85L/minVaried – seeaboveVaried – seeabove40L/min
Exhalation resistance ≤ 245 Pa≤ 300 Pa≤ 250 Pa≤ 120 Pa≤ 300 Pa≤ 70 Pa (w/valve) ≤ 50 Pa (no valve)
Flow rate85L/min160L/min85L/min85L/min160L/min40L/min
Exhalation valve leakage requirementLeak rate ≤ 30mL/minN/ADepressurization to 0 Pa ≥ 20 secLeak rate ≤ 30mL/minVisual inspection after 300L /min for 30 secDepressurization to 0 Pa ≥ 15sec
Force applied-245 PaN/A-1180 Pa-250 PaN/A-1,470 Pa
CO2 clearance requirementN/A≤ 1%≤ 1%≤ 1%≤ 1%≤ 1%
Source: 3M


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