3M introduces new innovative flexible fit disposable respirator
The 3M VFlex Particulate Respirator is part of 3M's Classic range of disposable respirators. It is ideal for working environments
where Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) for dusts and mists is required for short duration or light duty tasks and also when
RPE has to be frequently replaced.
Anja Buchan, product manager for 3M Disposable and Reusable Respiratory Products, explained: "Disposable respirators have become
integral to many working environments where investment in reusable respirators may not be cost effective or where employers do not want
to maintain RPE.
"The 3M VFlex Particulate Respirator is our most innovative design yet to feature in our Classic range and has been launched as
part of 3M's mission to provide effective and easy-to-use, Personal Protective Equipment that meets the widest possible range of
"The embossed front panel allows the respirator to hold itself away from the mouth, while the V-shaped pleats flex and expand so
wearers can breathe, work and talk more easily. It’s also our most affordable FFP2 disposable respirator yet."
The 3M VFlex Particulate Respirator is available in two sizes to accommodate a wide range of face shapes, while an adjustable noseclip
and specially designed tabs help wearers to achieve a custom fit and secure seal. It provides an assigned protection factor of 10, making
it appropriate for use in many environments where workers will be exposed to hazardous airborne particles.
The low profile of the respirator on the face enables a good field of vision while the flat fold design also allows for efficient storage
and increased portability, making it extremely convenient for sites where there is little dedicated storage space for PPE.
In an exciting move, 3M is offering customers access to introductory and fitting videos via their smartphone using QR code technology.
These videos are also available to view online for customers who do not have access to a smartphone
The new 3M VFlex Particulate Respirator is now available in the UK and Ireland exclusively through safety distributor Arco.
For details visit www.arco.co.uk/3MVFlex.
For further information on the full range of personal protective equipment and support available from 3M,
Alternatively call 0870 60 800 60 in the UK or 1 800 320 500 (Ireland).
3M and VFlex are trademarks of 3M Company.