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An overview of Medical PPE requirements for surgical masks. Plus an introduction to Hong Kong's testing capabilities & certification services.


21 Aug 2020, 02:30


21 Aug 2020, 03:30



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As panic over the COVID-19 pandemic continues, shelves around the world are being emptied of protective gear.  In early March, the World Health Organization (WHO) called on industry and governments to increase manufacturing by 40%.  Since then, China has been producing 200 million face masks a day.  But that's still not nearly enough to meet local demands as well as global orders.  Since most factories are running out of their capacity, local manufacturers have joined in to ease the pressure.

Surgical masks sold in the EU require a CE mark as they are a class-one medical device and must prove features such as breathability, splash resistance and efficiency in filtering bacteria. A similar test is performed in the US by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

SGS Hong Kong has vamped up its arsenal of testing equipment to accommodate the increased demand for testing, especially for local manufacturers, in order to reduce the time required for comply with various mandatory standards.

On Friday, August 21st, 2020, our experts will address the details for standards in accordance to EU, US, and other national requirements.

Key Highlights:

  • Regulatory requirements (including Labeling) of medical use / surgical mask
  • Test details of ASTM F2100 and EN 14683
  • National standards for other countries
  • ISO 13485 (Quality Management System & Certification)
  • Our services 
  • Q & A


Date: 21st August, 2020 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Language: Cantonese (with English presentation)
Speakers:  Mr. John Wong, Technical Services Manager, Hardlines
  Mr. Don Lee, Business Manager, Certification & Business Enhancement
Fee: Free of charge
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