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Surgical Face Mask Material Analysis

By LeoodyMaskMaterial
Mon, 09 May 2016 09:57:47 GMT

Disposable surgical face mask is the most widely used face mask in the world now, it prevents the bacteria from outside world, also helps catch the bacteria shed in liquid droplets and aerosols from the wearer's mouth and nose.

It’s usually made up of three or four layers,often with two filters that filter the objects in certain size both inside and outside.To help wearer and people who want to go into this industry, we will list the details of two typical face masks below.


  • 1.Blue Non-woven Fabric: PP Spunbond

  • Cut into 170 to 175 MM for adult size

  • Density from 18 GSM to 25 GSM

  • Regular standard or SS standard

  • Different colors available: blue/green/pink/white etc.

  • 2.Filtering Material: Melt-blown Fabric

  • Usually 25 GSM for normal, use one layer or two layers.

  • Can choose different filtration rate: FFP1/FFP2/FFP3 or N95/N99, will be much more expansive

  • Sometimes, to filter gas, active carbon will be added.

  • Cut into 170 to 175 MM for adult size

  • 3.White Non-woven Fabric

  • Cut into 190 to 195 MM for adult size

  • Density from 18 GSM to 25 GSM

  • Regular standard or SS standard

  • 4.Plastic Nose Wire

  • 100% PE, width in 3MM

  • Some manufacturer also use single core or double core type

  • 5.Round Elastic Band

  • For wearer’s comfort wearing, better choose elastic made from spandex and polyester.

  • Diameter from 2.5 to 2.8 MM

Surgical Face Mask Material Details                            

2nd type, the fabric is the same as the 1st type, only nose wire and elastic band different

  • 4.Aluminum Nose Wire                                    

  • 100% Aluminum

  • Width 3mm, thickness from 0.4 mm to 0.6MM, 0.5 mm is the most common type.

  • With or without pressed pattern

  • In rolls

  • 5.Flat Elastic Band

  • Made from Spandex and Polyester

  • Width 3.5mm to 4mm

  • Flat and hollow,like a flat tube

  • As it’s wider than round elastic, so more comfort.