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Join us to learn more about regulatory requirements for Reuseable Fabric Masks for EU, US & China markets.


25 Mar 2021, 10:30


25 Mar 2021, 11:30




As more individuals turn to reusable face masks, most often ‘do-it-yourself’ (DIY) made from fabric, countries have begun to develop regulations, standards and guidelines to ensure their proficiency.

As a fabric mask is directly in contact with skin for potentially long periods of time, relevant restricted substance and biocompatibility testing are highly encouraged. Also, the ear loops have to be securely attached to a reusable mask for the duration of its expected lifetime.

Relevant performance testing for fabric face masks include:

  • Barrier performance
  • Breathing resistance
  • Functional testing
  • Colorfastness testing
  • Ear loop attachment strength
  • Restricted substances

Of all the specifications, ‘barrier performance’ is the most crucial when it comes to reusable fabric masks. Most locations have adopted particulate filtration efficiency (PFE) as the major barrier performance, while bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) is specified in Spain and Portugal.


  • Background
  • Global standards and guidelines: EU (France, CWA), US (ASTM F3502, AATCC M14) & China
  • Barrier Performance: Filtration Efficiency / Breathability
  • SGS services

Speaker: Ms. Karen He, Senior Technical Service Executive
Karen holds a PhD degree in chemistry from the University of Hong Kong, specializing in organic chemistry.  Karen joined SGS Hong Kong's Softlines Technical Team in 2017 and has been working with Restricted Substance & Functional testing as well as Labeling regulations

Date: 25th March 2021 (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Application Deadline: 24th March 2021 (Wed)

Language: Cantonese



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