Frequently Asked Questions

Manufactured by Dymon’s partner in China, Dymon’s commercial-grade KN95 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, including the coronavirus. Dymon’s commercial grade KN95 Face Masks are suitable for use in medical environments (not for use in surgery), 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 KN95 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 KN95 Facial Masks are manufactured in China under the GB2626-2006 regulatory standard.

Dymon’s manufacturing partner has been approved for the import and sale of the KN95 Facial Masks into Canada under Interim Order Respecting the Importation and Sale of Medical Devices for Use in Relation to COVID-19 (Authorization Reference Number 313568). Click here to view Authorization by Health Canada.

Dymon’s manufacturing partner and the DYMON KN95 Facial Mask have been registered with the U.S. FDA – click here to view.  For more information comparing facial respirator standards, please refer to the following Technical Bulletin issued by 3M in January 2020.

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 including viruses and bacteria.  A proper seal between Dymon’s KN95 Face Mask and the wearer’s face ensures that inhaled air is pulled through the KN95’s 5-layer glass-blown filter material, thereby providing protection.   The Dymon KN95 Face Masks have a Particulate Filtration Efficiency (PFE) of greater than 95%.  PFE measures how well a Facial Respirator (or other mask) filters small airborne particles such as viruses and bacteria.  Each Dymon KN95 Face Mask is individually packaged to ensure more sterile conditions.

For a full comparison between an N95 and a KN95 Face Mask, please refer to the following link to the 3M Technical Bulletin dated January 2020.