Frequently Asked Questions

Dymon’s commercial-grade FFP2 Filtration Face Masks are similar in performance to the comparable N95 Mask, which are both designed to filter at least 95% of particles that are 0.3 microns or larger. Dymon’s commercial grade Face Masks are suitable for use in commercial settings and in public gatherings.

In order to ensure quality assurance during the production phase, Dymon closely and continuously monitors conditions with its manufacturing partner. Additionally, in order to ensure strict control and custody over the transportation of Dymon’s Face Masks, Dymon has established a secure logistics network between its manufacturing partner’s facility and Dymon’s storage facility in Toronto.

Face Mask/Respirators are subject to regulatory standards around the world.  Face Mask/Respirators certified as meeting these standards function very similarly to each other.  In order to be compliant with these standards, Face Mask/Respirators must have the required physical properties and performance characteristics. Dymon’s FFP2 Filtration Face Masks have been certified under National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health standard testing and are approved by Health Canada.

Non-fitted Surgical Masks are designed to help prevent contamination to the outside environment from large particles generated by the wearer.  Because Surgical Masks are not designed to seal tight against the face, they do not effectively filter small particles from the air.   In other words, the wearer of a Surgical Mask is not effectively protected from contamination in the outside environment.

Facial Respirators on the other hand are designed to help reduce the exposure to airborne contaminants.  A proper seal between Dymon’s FFP2 Face Mask and the wearer’s face ensures that inhaled air is pulled through the 5-layer glass-blown filter material, thereby providing protection. Dymon Face Masks have a Particulate Filtration Efficiency (PFE) of greater than 99%.  PFE measures how well a Facial Respirator (or other mask) filters small airborne particles. Each Dymon Face Mask is individually packaged.