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Basic classification and subdivision of masks

Recently, new outbreaks of new pneumonia in foreign countries have continued, and the demand for masks and other epidemic prevention materials has increased greatly. Due to the different standards of various countries, cases in which non-medical masks exported from my country are misused for medical treatment have occurred from time to time. On March 31, the Ministry of Commerce, together with the General Administration of Customs and the Food and Drug Administration, issued the Announcement on the Orderly Development of Export of Medical Materials (No. 5 of 2020), which requires that export of 5 types of products such as medical masks must be obtained from the relevant national drug regulatory authorities. Qualifications meet the quality standards of the importing country (region).

Masks can be divided into two categories: medical/non-medical. As the name implies, medical masks are mainly used for medical protection, which can be subdivided into three types: medical protection, medical surgery, and disposable medical; non-medical masks are also called personal protective masks, which can be subdivided into anti-accumulations according to their applicable scenarios. Particulate matter and daily protection. Masks for different purposes have different technical requirements and different scopes of application.