Medical masks are heavily used globally by medical professionals in medical facilities during operations and direct contact with patients and the public to avoid contamination during sickness. In particular, China and Japan have the highest volume markets. Quality testing for medical masks is critical to ensure the medical masks are safe to utilize and to avoid contamination.
Importance of Testing Strength of Medical Masks
Testing the strength of the medical mask ties is essential because contamination is most likely to happen if they break during use. If the ties break when you apply them, an individual cannot use them and potentially is exposed to harmful pathogens. In addition, quality testing for medical masks in accordance with GB/T19083-2010 will ensure that the ties can handle the force when a person applies the mask. The constant force keeps the mask secure, covering the mouth and nose when the mask is in use.
Requirements for Testing Medical Masks
The LS Series is excellently adapted in production environments within the medical device industry to conduct tensile testing like peel, compression, and flexural/bend testing. The machine has been in use for quality testing for medical masks and similar medical devices for decades. Additionally, a selection of grips is available when performing tensile tests. We recommend utilizing a set of grips to complement your specific sample needs to obtain the most accurate test results. Remember, you may want to use the grips for testing other sample types.
Testing Medical Masks
Prevalent fixing methods for mask ties, including heat sealing and binding. The types of binding will differ depending on the numerous connected stitches and the binding pressure. Additionally, a physical strength test occurs to ensure that the ties are correctly on so they will not fall off during use. When testing, the breaking strength of the connection point between the mask body and each mask tie should be at least 10N.
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