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Kinectrics now ISO 17025 accredited for ASTM F3502 for Barrier Face Coverings

April 30, 2021

Kinectrics is excited to announce that we are now ISO 17025 accredited for ASTM F3502, Barrier Face Covering Particulate Filtration Efficiency and Breathability.

This specification is primarily intended to help ensure barrier face coverings provide a means of source control for individual wearers by reducing the number of expelled droplets from the wearer’s nose and mouth into the air; and to potentially offer a degree of particulate filtration to reduce the amount of inhaled particulate matter by the wearer (ASTM F3502-21, Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org).

Offering a full suite of testing services for masks, including ASTM F2100 surgical mask testing and NIOSH type respirator testing, this accreditation adds another valuable test to Kinectrics’ growing PPE testing portfolio!​