kn95 vs n95: the ultimate guide
kn95 vs n95: the ultimate guide
KN95 VS. N95: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

KN95 respirator is a Chinese filtering facepiece respirator (FFR) that meets the Chinese performance standard GB2626–2006. KN95 respirators filter ≥ 95% of particles of 0.3 microns.

N95 respirator is a USA respirator that meets the US performance standard NIOSH-42CFR84. N95 respirators also filter ≥ 95% of particles of 0.3 microns.

According to 3M, “based on this comparison, it is reasonable to consider China KN95, as “similar” to US NIOSH N95, for filtering non-oil-based particles such as bioaerosols (e.g. viruses).”

That’s the short answer. Let me give you the long answer in THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to KN95 vs. N95.

DISCLAIMER: This article is being constantly updated as I receive new, accurate information about this on-going problem. Also, we have started two websites where we have vetted authentic 3M and Honeywell respirators.
KN95RespiratorMasksForSale.com: Group Buy deal for respirators from factories in China (GROUPON for PPE).
PPEConnector.com: first online, open marketplace for qualified suppliers and end-users of authentic…


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PLEASE NOTE: This article is being constantly updated as I receive new, accurate information about this on-going problem. Also, we have started two new websites:
KN95RespiratorMasksForSale.com: Group Buy deal for respirators, authentic PPE due to direct buy from factories in China (GROUPON for PPE).
PPEConnector.com: first online, open marketplace for qualified suppliers and end-users of authentic PPE

People ask me about my vetting process and my knowledge sources because I have been vetting non-traditional suppliers and non-FDA authorized PPE since March of 2020 for an NGO. …


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DISCLAIMER: This article is being constantly updated as I receive new, accurate information about this on-going problem. Also, we have started two websites where we have vetted authentic 3M and Honeywell respirators.
KN95RespiratorMasksForSale.com: Group Buy deal for respirators from factories in China (GROUPON for PPE).
PPEConnector.com: first online, open marketplace for qualified suppliers and end-users of authentic PPE

The PPE reseller market was turned upside down on May 7th, 2020. I witnessed many resellers, who hedged their money on importing KN95s that WERE on the old FDA Appendix A which authorized the import, lose their mind when the FDA dropped their KN95 in the NEW FDA Appendix A. When the CDC started publishing their testing results, it became apparent that the old FDA Appendix A had many manufacturers that failed the CDC tests. The media had a field day, including my friends at NYT. On that day, resellers realized that there are millions of boats bringing in KN95s that were worth less than before and panic ensued. Prior to May 7th, KN95s that were on the old FDA Appendix A could be bought FOB in China for $1.10 and sold CIF in the USA in bulk for $2.90. This week, some of the KN95s that were kicked off the list were sold for less than $1.90. Meanwhile, the prices for N95, NIOSH, and KN95s on the new FDA Appendix A skyrocketed. …

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