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Medical Mask and Respiratory PPE testing

With a focus on staff expertise, world-class facilities, and innovative technology, Kinectrics is working to support the needs of frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19, while maintaining critical support to the electricity industry. 

Our experienced designers, machinists, and reverse engineering staff are committed to support the needs of the Province of Ontario and Canada throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kinectrics has adapted its leading test capabilities, normally utilized for testing of HEPA filters and respiratory PPE for the nuclear industry, towards medical needs. This “Made in Ontario” model will ensure a long-term stable supply of testing to the Province, and to the rest of Canada. ​
For testing support, or to connect on collaboration in the fight against COVID-19,​please contact us.


Based out of our lab facilities in Toronto, Ontario. Kinectrics is available immediately to support organizations with testing needs, including 510(k) FDA applications. Kinectrics offers testing of respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) for industrial and medical applications. Our ASTM F2100 test methods are accredited to ISO 17025 by the Standards Council of Canada.  
Surgical Mask Testing
    ASTM F2100: Standard Specification for Performance of Materials Used in Medical Face Masks
  • ASTM F2101 (Bacterial Filtration Efficiency)
  • ASTM F1862 (Resistance to Blood Penetration)
  • ASTM F2299 (Sub-micron particulate filtration)
  • EN14683:2019 Annex C (Differential Pressure)
  • 16 CFR Part 1610 (Flammability)
NIOSH-Type Respirator Testing
    In accordance with 42 CFR Part 84:
  • Differential pressure testing
  • Particulate filtration efficiency
Other Related Tests
  • Fluid resistance (for N95)
  • Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (for N95)
  • EN 14683:2019 Annex D (Microbial Cleanliness/Bioburden)
  • PFE using DOP (0.3 μm) and pressure differential – method used to test HEPA Filters
  • ASTM F3502 Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings
Medical Gown Testing
  • AATCC TM 042: Impact Penetration Test
  • AATCC TM 127: Hydrostatic Pressure Test
  • ASTM F1670: Blood Penetration Resistance for Protective Clothing
Kinectrics is ISO 17025 accredited by the Standards Council of Canada for ASTM F2100 , NIOSH N95 PFE & Breathing Resistance, and ASTM F3502​


Kinectrics is an organizational member of ASTM.