Welcome to the BenVCapital Covid-19 Response Portal

This Portal will keep you up to date with our current state of affairs, supply outreach, product information, certifications, updated news, branding, mask comparisons and other relevant information. If you are interested in sourcing masks, please register with us using the register tab featured above and one of our representatives will be in touch.

The manufacturing partners of BenVCapital ARE NOT featured on the FDA’s list of unauthorized manufacturers of filtering face pieces (Masks). The list was updated on June 2nd, 2020 and can be found by pressing the button below.

Small & Medium Businesses

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  • Small to medium-size enterprises looking to purchase between 50,000 & 1,000,000 KN95 units.

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For orders of less than 50,000

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KN95 Mask Features

KN95 vs N95

3M management has communicated that based on this comparison, it is reasonable to consider China’s KN95 as equivalent to US NIOSH N95.

Certification/Class (Standard) N95 (NIOSH-42CFR84) KN95 (GB2626-2006)
Filter performance – (must be > X% efficient) >95% >95%
Test agent NaCl NaCl
Flow rate 85 L/min 85 L/min
Total inward leakage (TIL)*- tested on human subjects each performing exercises N/A < 8% leakage (individual and arithmetic mean)
Inhalation resistance – max pressure drop < 343 Pa < 350 Pa
Exhalation resistance – max pressure drop < 245 Pa < 250 Pa
Exhalation valve leakage requirement Leak rate < 30 mL/min Depressurization to 0 Pa > 20 sec
Force applied -245 Pa -1180 Pa
CO2 clearance requirement N/A < 1%

Proof of Production

Branding

In the coming weeks, we will be able to provide branded KN95 masks with the approved certifications.

Our team is currently investigating the legal implications of branding a medical filtering face piece.

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

KN95 is an industry standard and means that the mask provides the intended effectiveness of filtering 95 percent of particles with a mass median diameter of 0.3 micrometers. 

Therefore, our masks can protect you well from PM2.5, PM10, and even smaller particles.

KN95 is one of the levels specified in the Chinese Standard GB2626-2006. N95 is one of the grades specified in 42 CFR 84. The technical requirements and test methods of these two level are basically the same and the filtration efficiency reached 95% under the corresponding standard. Click here to compare both models

Yes – They have all been certified to be in compliance with FDA & CE certifications. 

       

Wearing a medical mask can greatly help limit the spread of respiratory disease and especially Covid-19.

However, using a mask alone is not guaranteed to stop infections and should be combined with other prevention measures including hand and respiratory hygiene and avoiding close contact – at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and other people.

Some masks are more effective than others and it’s recommended to use the KN95/N95 masks.

  • Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • Cover mouth and nose with the mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
  • Avoid having facial hair as this reduces the efficiency of the mask
  • Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

To remove the mask:

  • Remove it from the back of the mask (using the string) & do not touch the front of the mask. 
  • If you are using a reusable mask, wipe the filter with a tissue and store it in a sealed bag;
  • Ensure you have clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

Yes it is safe. It is impossible for the coronavirus to be active long enough on a surface for it to be transmitted through the touching of a package or a product shipped from China.

The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads predominantly through direct contact with an infected person through respiratory droplets generated when a person, for instance, when an individual cough or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.

At present day, there is no definite conclusion about the long term duration of N95 masks abroad, including WHO, and there is no conclusive regulation stating the mask duration in China. 

Some researchers have studied the protective efficiency and duration of KN95 medical masks. The results indicate that the filtration efficiency remains above 95% KN95 wearing the masks for 2 days, with little to no change in respiratory function, and the filtration efficiency decreases to 94.7% after 3 days. 

A suggestion from the United States Centers for Disease (CDC) states that in the absence of adequate supply of masks, reuse may be considered as long as the equipment is not noticeably soiled or damaged (e.g. creased, dampened, or torn).

Yes – As long as they meet the 95% filtration criteria.

Health Canada has asked manufacturers and importers to stop the sale of any products that did not meet the filtration criteria of 95% and re-label them as face masks, as they could be used in settings where 95% filtration is not needed. KN95s that meet the filtration criteria may continue to be sold and used as respirators.

Source : https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/medical-devices/masks-respirators-covid19.html#a5

Do not use the KN95 masks on the following list in situations where a minimum 95% filtration rate is required (such as health care settings). https://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73137a-eng.php

BenVCapital’s partner manufacturers are not on this list.

To expand the availability of medical and non-medical N95 respirators during the pandemic, equivalent alternate standards may also be acceptable. This includes respirators that are approved or certified under standards used in other countries that are similar to NIOSH-approved N95 respirators.

For example, this includes both medical and commercial (non-medical) KN95 or medical FFP2 respirators (including those with head band or ear loops) that meet standards:

EN 149-2001 (Medical FFP2)

GB 2626-2006* (Commercial KN95) *(standard will be replaced with GB 2626-2019 on July 1, 2020)

That said, BenVCapital’s partnered facilities are strictly manufacturing FDA/CE-Approved Commercial Grade KN95 masks (GB2626-2006/2019 Standard).

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