American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)
ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standard development organizations in the world that combines the expertise of over 30,000 members to create consensus and improve performance in manufacturing and materials, products and processes, systems and services. ASTM International has over 12,000 ASTM standards operating globally that improve the lives of millions every day.
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What do ASTM Levels Mean?
ASTM International determines the face mask level of protection based on key performance factors that are vital for effective infection control:
- Bacterial Filtration (BFE)
- Particle Filtration (PFE)
- Fluid Resistance
- Differential Pressure
All BeeSure face masks offer at least ASTM Level 2 protection which means they provide >98% bacterial and particle filtration efficiency at 0.1 micron and 120 mmHg fluid penetration resistance.
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