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Particulate Respirator

Our Particulate Respirators Range

Particulate Respirators from 3M combine ergonomic design for superior comfort with proprietary technologies that help deliver easier breathing and comfortable protection against particle hazards.

The 3M™ High Performance Filter Media combines the benefits of mechanical filtration with electrostatic filtration to effectively capture particles and the 3M™ Cool Flow™ Valve reduces heat build up.

3M™ Cool Flow™ Valve

How to Select the correct respirator

The selection of respiratory equipment follows a basic four-step method:

  • Identify the Hazards – dust, metal fume, gas, vapour etc.
  • Assess the Risk – assess the hazard levels against safety standards and consider other protection – eg skin, eye and body
  • Select the right Respirator – particulate, reusable, half mask, full face, powered, supplied-air
  • Train in Fitting and Use – to optimise respiratory protection
Fitting a Respirator efficiently

Particulate respirators are most effective when there is a good seal between the edges of the respirator and your face. The instant this seal is broken, protection is compromised as contaminated air can leak in through any gaps.

Here's what to look for:

  • Upper strap should be positioned on the crown of the head. Strap should not be twisted
  • Noseclip should be moulded around nose and cheeks to give a good seal
  • Respirator should be correctly positioned on your face and head
  • For flat fold respirators make sure the panels are fully unfolded
  • Lower strap should be positioned below the ears. Strap should not be twisted

Fitting Video

3M™ Aura™ 9300+ Series Respirators

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3M™ Aura™ 9300+ Series Respirators

The 3M™ Aura™ 9300+ respirators are packed with ground breaking ideas, technologies and materials.

3M™ Aura™ 9400+ Series Respirators

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3M™ Aura™ 9400+ Series Respirators

Metal detectable and made without staples or small detachable parts the 9400+ series is made to stand out.

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