What is a 3PLY Face mask and does it help protect to me?

Wearing a mask has become a basic necessity for all, and also a crucial step in checking the spread of COVID-19 virus. 3ply masks or the disposable protective face masks are not only affordable but also an apt method of protection against COVID-19 virus. With the outbreak of the pandemic, you just can’t move out without a mask. The 3 ply masks have gained much popularity among the community because of its hygiene levels and affordability.

What is a 3ply mask made up of?

It is a three layered mask that is made up of polypropylene (PP) polymer, which is referred to as non-woven fabric. The other materials used include polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyethylene, or polyester. The mask making is done though the spunbond process and meltdown technology. The final product is a fiber that is less than a micron in diameter.

Layers in details:

Layer 1

Layer 2

Layer 3

Fluid resistant layer

Filter layer

Absorbent layer

Prevents penetration of body fluids into the mask.

It filters out pathogens or particles.

It traps any entered body fluid.

It is made up of polyester or a polyester blend.

It is made up of non-woven fabric (PP).

It is made up of cotton.


Benefits of 3 ply masks?

  • It can be worn by adults as well as children.
  • It provides three layered protection against viruses, water droplets, bacteria and other microbes, allergens, pollutants, aerosol particles, etc.
  • The 3 ply masks have a flexible ear loop and a nose strip for comfortable wear.
  • BFE is about 95%
  • This can be worn at grocery shops, public areas, offices, pharmacy, medical use, etc.
  • These are hydrophobic.
  • Face seal fit is tight fitting.

Though there is no mask that can claim 100% protection against COVID-19 virus or other infections, the 3-ply masks, when worn properly can offer a protection of nearly 95% against the recent pandemic.

Brookwood Med has a wide assortment of 3PLY Face Masks with a large selection of different colors.