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3M Infection Prevention Solutions Innovation On A Mission
1 Breathing ease
2 Embossed top panel
3 Sculpted nose panel
4 Face and head comfort
5 Innovative chin tab
Valved Model
Unvalved Model
In a valved and shrouded valved model: when exhaling, the embossed pattern reduces the airflow through the upper panel, the majority of the air exits through the 3M™ Cool Flow™ Valve and other panels. Less moist air reaches the surface of the eyewear from the top panel, helping to minimise fogging.
In an unvalved model: when exhaling, the embossed pattern reduces the airflow through the upper panel, the majority of the air exits through other panels. Less moist air reaches the surface of the eyewear from the top panel, helping to minimise fogging.

Breathing ease

NEW Low breathing resistance filter technology

  • combines the benefits of 3M’s electret particulate filter material with advanced low breathing resistance filter technology
  • gives effective filter performance whilst lowering resistance to breathing (3M data on file)
  • improved breathing ease and comfort compared with an un-valved respirator

3M™ Cool Flow™ Valve
(1872V+ and 1873V+)

  • effectively removes heat build up
  • provides a cooler and more comfortable wear
  • removes exhaled air and minimises the risk of fogging eyewear

Shrouded Valve (1883+)

In addition to the benefits of the 3M™ Cool Flow™ Valve
  • filters particles from both inhaled and exhaled air
  • helps protect patients from the exhaled air of the health care worker

Clear vision

NEW Embossed top panel

  • helps reduce fogging of eyewear

Click on the boxes to see how the embossed top panel works on a valved and on an unvalved respirator.

Good field of vision

NEW Sculpted nose panel

  • curved, low profile design
  • conforms well to nose and eye contours
  • helps provide a good field of vision
  • improves compatibility with eyewear

Face and head comfort

  • ingenious 3-panel design fits a wide range of face shapes and sizes
  • accommodates your facial movements
  • collapse resistant; ideal for work in hot humid environments
  • large soft nose foam material and smooth inner cover web both feel incredibly soft on the skin and help to create a comfortable environment for the face

Convenience

  • flat-folded: easy to store when not in use
  • hygienic individual packaging helps protect the respirator from contamination before use
  • compatible with most 3M™ Safety Eyewear

NEW Innovative chin tab

  • improves ease of donning and adjustment to help achieve a comfortable fit
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