Face Masks

Face masks protect the wearer and others against potential infectious substances that are airborne such as viruses and diseases and are used to reduce the spread of these from one another. A face mask can block the release of virus-filled particles into the air when a person coughs, sneezes or breathes out. Although a face mask may not stop the spreading of a virus or infection, it is used as an additional layer of protection for you and others.


A face mask design is typically lightweight, loose-fitting mask that is attached around the mouth and nose, with most being for single-use and disposable.


What materials are used?


Face masks differ in materials, typically from non-woven fabric such as polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene, polycarbonate or polystyrene and have multi-layer filtering and ply thickness.


Ply thickness levels


  • 1-ply face mask: usually made from paper pulp and the weakest physical form of the plies, not made for medical use, but used for food processing, industrial and general domestic use.

  • 2- ply face mask: usually made from the same fabric, polypropylene or other non-woven materials. These do not have a filter layer to stop the spread of viruses. Ideally, for hygiene and sanitary purposes e.g. spas & restaurants.

  • 3-ply face mask: designed with three layers. 3-ply masks are recommended to reduce the spread of germs, viruses and bacteria. Typically used in healthcare environments. The outer layer is usually resistant to water, blood and body fluids with the middle layer designed to filter bacteria and contains a high static filtration to block dust and the inner layer absorbs saliva, sweat and water.

  • 4-ply face mask: similar to 3-ply mask but with an additional layer and active carbon filter layer and made from 100% non-woven polypropylene and spun bound. 4-ply face masks provide maximum protection and comfort with adjustable nose strips. Like 3-ply face masks, these also protect against viruses and can reduce the spreading.

Where to use face masks


  • Hospitals and healthcare

  • Catering & restaurants

  • Commercial and domestic cleaning

  • Transportation

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Description Price Application Colour Quantity Per Package Size Material Ply Cleanroom Kit Contents Reusable/Disposable
RS stock no. 201-4519
Mfr. Part No.MK150090WHE
BrandWacoal
R 27.028
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
General Purpose White 5 One Size Cotton 2 Yes - Reusable
RS stock no. 209-8417
Mfr. Part No.RBAM
BrandBeeswift
R 648.88
1 Bag of 10
Bag(s)
Medical Black 10 One Size Cotton, Polyester 2 No - Reusable
RS stock no. 201-7887
Mfr. Part No.PMI10*100
BrandPince Mi
R 402.73
1 Bag of 100
Bag(s)
- - 100 60mm x 12mm x 0.8mm - - - - -
RS stock no. 266-1742
BrandRS PRO
R 1,325.27
1 Bag of 100
Bag(s)
Electronics, Food Industry, Pharmaceutical White 100 One Size Polypropylene 3 Yes - Disposable
RS stock no. 162-5683
BrandRS PRO
R 12.266
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Engineering, Food Industry, Industrial White 50 210 x 90 mm Polypropylene 2 Yes - Disposable
RS stock no. 201-7889
Mfr. Part No.PMI1000
BrandPince Mi
R 3,489.76
1 Bag of 1000
Bag(s)
- - 1000 60mm x 12mm x 0.8mm - - - - -
RS stock no. 204-2167
Mfr. Part No.FM1545H-II
BrandAustins
R 184.56
1 Bag of 4
Bag(s)
Sanitary White 4 135 x 160 mm Polypropylene - Yes - Reusable
RS stock no. 201-7888
Mfr. Part No.PMI100*10
BrandPince Mi
R 71.02
1 Bag of 10
Bag(s)
- - 10 60mm x 12mm x 0.8mm - - - - -
RS stock no. 201-7883
Mfr. Part No.PMA10*100
BrandPince Mi
R 608.97
1 Bag of 100
Bag(s)
- - 100 60mm x 12mm x 0.8mm Aluminium - - - Disposable
RS stock no. 204-2166
Mfr. Part No.FM1545H
BrandAustins
R 185.01
1 Bag of 4
Bag(s)
Sanitary White 4 150 x 180 mm Polypropylene - Yes - Reusable
RS stock no. 201-7885
Mfr. Part No.PMA40*25
BrandPince Mi
R 191.63
1 Bag of 25
Bag(s)
- - 25 60mm x 12mm x 0.8mm Aluminium - - - Disposable
RS stock no. 162-5685
BrandRS PRO
R 20.01
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Engineering, Food Industry, Industrial White 50 180 x 90 mm Polyethylene, Polypropylene 3 Yes - Disposable
RS stock no. 162-5684
BrandRS PRO
R 14.524
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
Engineering, Food Industry, Industrial White 50 180 x 90 mm Polypropylene 2 Yes - Disposable