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July 27, 2011

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Respiratory protection – 3M VFlex Particulate Respirator

3M has launched a disposable respirator, which, it says, will provide wearers with superb flexibility and effective protection at incredible value.

The company says its VFlex Particulate Respirator provides an assigned protection factor of 10 and is ideal for environments in which respiratory protective equipment for dusts and mists is required for short-duration or light-duty tasks, and where RPE has to be frequently replaced.

Anja Buchan, product manager for 3M Disposable and Reusable Respiratory Products, explained: “The embossed front panel allows the respirator to hold itself away from the mouth, while the V-shaped pleats flex and expand so wearers can breathe, work and talk more easily. It’s also our most affordable FFP2 disposable respirator yet.”

The respirator is available in two sizes, while an adjustable noseclip and specially-designed tabs help wearers achieve a custom fit and secure seal, adds 3M. The low profile of the respirator on the face enables a good field of vision, while the flat fold design also allows for efficient storage and increased portability, making it extremely convenient for sites where there is little storage space for PPE.

3M is offering customers access to introductory and fitting videos via smartphone, using QR code technology. For customers who do not have access to a smartphone these videos are also available to view online at  

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