All uvex respirators are tested and approved in accordance with the European standard 149. This standard sets out a wide range of requirements for respirators, with the aim of providing the user with the highest level of protection and comfort.
Respiratory masks and filtering half-masks in accordance with standard DIN EN 149 protect the wearer from particulate pollutants such as aluminium dust and smoke, glass fibres, wood dust and other harmful particles. Depending on the type and concentration of the pollutant, one of three protection classes of face masks must be available.
Classification of filtering half-masks for protection against particles
Particle-filtering half-masks and masks with changeable filters are classified into various respiratory protection classes in accordance with DIN EN 149:2001 and A1:2009. Each class is suitable for use in different areas of application, depending on the level of pollution: