It is acknowledged that the COVID-19 outbreak has thoroughly changed our life. Due to the coronavirus, the request for medical surgical masks escalated with over 319% growth in 2020. The eternal threat of invading pathogens has made medical surgical masks an essential factor in our health. People in disparate countries begun to stockpile medical surgical masks.

Nevertheless, these products are more than a piece of cloth to wear on your face. They are manufactured by selecting superior materials, keeping the standard rigidly, and following a series of rigorous processes. Therefore, grasping the manufacturing process of medical surgical masks will bring you enormous merits, such as you can discriminate whether the mask is in high-quality from a proficient perspective. 

 

Before investigating the fundamental processes of medical surgical masks, let’s have an elementary knowledge about the primary materials, structure, and standard of medical surgical masks.

 

Main material

Melt blown non-woven fabric is the indispensable material of medical surgical masks. It is the predominant material used to filter the virus in medical surgical masks. You may curious about why to choose to melt blown non-woven fabrics other rather than other fabrics. The melt blown non-woven fabric has a certain number of electret masterbatch, which is tightly absorbed in the fabric. By combining melt blown non-woven fabric and electret masterbatch can 0.3-micron viral dust and droplets be absorbed effectively by static electricity. At the same time, M-SUR is a professor in providing you capable melt blown non-woven fabric and electret masterbatch.

Structure 

Natural medical surgical masks consist of three layers non-woven fabric, nose wire, and elastic ear loops. The outer layer contacts with the air can isolate the liquid or particles to enter the mask. The middle layer, which is the most critical one, is made by melt blown non-woven fabric to create an adequate barrier against invading pathogens. And the inner layer that touches our faces is adopted as absorbing water vapor from respiration. Medical surgical masks are doubtless apt to fit the faces’ curve with a nose wire and elastic ear loops, thus making the masks snug appropriately. 

 

 

Standard

Disparate countries and regions own various requirements and standards for medical surgical masks. The following will list three standards of medical surgical masks in some major countries and regions.

  • The CE certificate for medical surgical masks strictly keeps in accordance with EN 14683. Under such circumstances, the face mask can filter out at least 95% bacterial and particles. It can also provide a kind of fabric that only be used for patients and people easily allergic to three test types.

 

  • ASTM F2100 is approved in American Standard for medical surgical masks with three levels. The medical surgical masks are made under a certain pressure to ensure more than 95% filtering capability. ASTM F2100 also divides the masks into three levels and sets different protection standards. 

 

  • Yy0469-2011 is approved in China as the Chinese standard for medical surgical masks. The bacterial filtering is tested by photographing the aerosol containing Staphylococcus aureus at the speed of 28.3 liters per minute, while the particle filtering efficiency is tested by aerosol of polystyrene microspheres to test the filtration rate of non-oily particles. All of these critical standards guarantee that the safe material is no harm to the wearer. 

 

 

Manufacturing process

1.Purchase capable materials

Buying materials is the most fundamental step to make competent medical surgical masks. Choosing raw material like the melt blown non-woven fabric in the middle, which combines electret masterbatch to meet the national standards, is vital. All in all, no matter which standard medical surgical mask manufacture follows, he must ensure at least 95% filtration effect. 

 

2.Form the structure

In the next step, we need to put three layers of non-woven fabric together with a nose clip and ear rope collectively with qualified mask materials. Under a unique machine to determine the structure of the mask and then flatten the mask to create a special crease.

 

3.Disinfection

The medical surgical masks will be contaminated during the production line without any doubt. For some sterile masks, they must be disinfected before they can go on the market. The product can be put in a 400mg/L of ethylene oxide and alkylation environment to finish the sterilization process.

 

Conclusion

The coronavirus has truly led to a drastic increase in demand for medical surgical masks. To better guard against the virus, it is of vital necessity to wear a mask. Because of the mandatory demands to wear one, some clairvoyant businessmen come into this market to require higher quality raw materials of surgical masks.

 

Now that you apparently understand the priority of the material and the process of surgical masks, you will have a more precise method to figure out which melt blown non-woven suppliers and electret masterbatch manufacturer you are going to choose. We, M-SUR, which has an independent workshop, world-class production equipment, an experienced product development team, and a responsible quality control department, is a capable melt blown cloth manufacturer you are worthy of trust. Furthermore, we are always committed to improving melt blown non-woven product technology, ensuring product quality, and providing customers with capable and cost-effective high-tech products through standardized and intensive production.