TTPAS 1:2021

Non-Medical Face Masks - Specification

Subject Area Textiles
Year of Declaration 2021
Status Voluntary
ICS Number 13.340.30
Stage Current
Number of Pages 10
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Scope of this Standard

This Publicly Available Specification (PAS) outlines minimum requirements for performance, labelling, construction and testing of non-medical face masks. These non-medical face masks are intended to reduce the risk of general transmission of infectious agents but do not fall under the ambit of personal protective equipment (PPE).

It covers non-medical face masks made out of paper, plastic, fabric or any other materials (synthetic or natural) that are disposable or reusable. It also applies to non-medical face masks that are stitched or bonded by any other methods.

This PAS does not apply to the following types of face masks:

  1. folded without stitching;
  2. medical; and
  3. elastomeric particulate respirators.
The PAS does not address flame resistance, high-heat, electrical arc or related hazards.

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