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From foundries to wood working, workers in many industries require protection from airborne particles and mists. Sweeping, sanding, grinding, sawing, bagging, welding — each creates a unique set of demands, especially given environmental considerations such as heat and humidity. 3M’s wide selection of filtering facepiece respirators helps you match the respirator to your work environment. 3M uses a variety of innovative technologies and features to meet your protection and comfort needs. They are all approved under NIOSH 42 CFR 84. Lightweight and comfortable, Adjustable nose clips, Variety of strap types, Variety of strap attachments (stapled, welded, adjustable buckle), some available with carbon filter material for nuisance level 4 odors, soft inner materials (e.g. nose foam, face seal), compatible with eye and hearing protection. 3M N95 Light Duty Particulate Respirator: Grinding, Sanding, Sweeping, Other dusty operations. Economical-N95. 3M 5000 Series Half Mask OV Respirator : Simple and convenient—minimal training required. Pre-assembled mask with cartridges that are permanently attached, no required maintenance, saving you time and money. Facepiece made from soft, lightweight thermoplastic elastomer. Low profile design provides wider field of vision and greater comfort while wearing goggles or glasses. Ideally suited for intermittent respirator use, plant shutdowns and turnarounds, dirty applications where respirators wear out or become difficult to clean in a short time. 3M 6000 Series Half Mask Respirator: The economical choice to either keep or toss. Facepiece is made from soft, lightweight thermoplastic elastomer. Available with a standard or drop-down head harness option. Drop-down model allows wearers to lower the respirator without removing hardhat or faceshield. Head harness assembly and spare parts available. 3M 7500 Series Ultimate Half Face Respirator: 3M cool flow exhalation valve. New valve design helps make breathing easier, and helps reduce heat and moisture buildup in the facepiece. New Soft Seal Design: Advanced silicone material provides a softer feel on the face. Unique adjustment design helps reduce tension and pressure points on the face for unsurpassed comfort. Dual-mode head harness: Unique head harness design adjusts easily so user has the option of wearing the respirator in either traditional or drop-down mode. Durable and heat-resistant: Made from soft, resilient silicone and heat-resistant plastics. Yoke won’t get hot to the touch like metal yokes. Can be used with a variety of cartridges and filters that help protect against both dust and/or odor. Available in three color-coded sizes for easy identification. 3M 6000 Series Full Face Respirator: Lightweight design with silicone face seal enhances comfort and improves durability. Wide field of vision helps wearers feel safe. Available in six different modes; can be used with both negative- and positive-pressure systems. 3M 7800S Full Facepiece Respirator: Available in 11 different modes—from negative pressure air purifying to SCBA. Excellent choice for standardizing your entire facility’s respiratory requirements. Light silicone facepiece enhances fit and improves durability. Extra-large inhalation and exhalation valves make breathing easier. Double-flange face seal and six adjustable straps help provide a secure fit. 3M 6006 Multi-gas - Vapor Cartridge : Low-profile design helps maintain good field of vision. 3M 2071 P95 Particulate Filter/ 3M 2096 P100 Particulate - Acid Gas Filter/ 3M 2097 P100 Particulate - Organic Vapor Filter: Lightweight and easy to breathe through. Assortment of filters available for a wide range of applications.

North North Silicone Half Mask: The 7700 Series is the most comfortable and durable half mask available. Its soft non-allergenic silicone seal provides excellent protection, comfort and fit. The half mask cradle suspension system allows the facepiece to seal evenly on the face without creating pressure points. Its low profile gives workers a wide field of vision and does not interfere with protective eyewear. The low inhalation and exhalation resistance of the 7700 Series makes breathing easier to reduce worker fatigue. Silicone facepiece material conforms to facial features and doesn’t harden with age. Silicone is easy to clean, extremely durable and resists distortion ensuring a better fit, time after time. Contoured sealing flange and cradle suspension system eliminates discomfort caused by pressure points on facial nerves. Design of nose area provides excellent comfort and fit. Minimal dead air space improves worker comfort by limiting re-breathing of exhaled air. Direct cartridge to facepiece seal minimizes replacement parts and simplifies maintenance. Three overlapping sizes will comfortably fit most users. North 7700 Series Half Masks are compatible with all North cartridges, filters and accessories. North Half-Mask Carrying Bag: This durable, belt-mounted carry bag can be used with any North Half Mask Respirator. Along with your North Half Mask Respirator, there is room for safety glasses, ear plugs, respirator wipes and other small items. North Defender Cartridge with Particulate Filter: Multi-Purpose Cartridge for Organic Vapors, Chlorine, Hydrogen Chloride, Sulfur Dioxide, Hydrogen Sulfide (Escape) Hydrogen Fluoride, Chlorine Dioxide, Ammonia, Methylamine and Formaldehyde. Also with P100 Particulate Filter (99.97% Minimum Filter Efficiency).

MSA OV-N95 Replacement Cartridges for MSA Advantage Respirator: This cartridge protects against organic vapor and is (95% filter efficiency level) effective against particulate aerosols. NIOSH-approved (to 42 CFR, Part 84) and provides lightweight, low-profile performance. Cartridges fit both 200 LS Half-Mask and 3000 Full-Facepiece Advantage Respirators. Multi-Gas/R95 Replacement Filters for MSA Advantage Masks: This cartridge is NIOSH approved (to 42CFR, Part 84) and provides lightweight, low-profile performance. This cartridge protects against organic vapor, chlorine, sulfur dioxide, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, methylamine, formaldehyde and hydrogen fluoride. It is effective against all particulate aerosols at a (95% filter efficiency level).
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