Face Masks

Face masks protect the wearer and others against potential infectious substances that are airborne such as viruses and diseases and are used to reduce the spread of these from one another. A face mask can block the release of virus-filled particles into the air when a person coughs, sneezes or breathes out. Although a face mask may not stop the spreading of a virus or infection, it is used as an additional layer of protection for you and others.


A face mask design is typically lightweight, loose-fitting mask that is attached around the mouth and nose, with most being for single-use and disposable. You can learn more in our face masks guide.

What materials are used?


Face masks differ in materials, typically from non-woven fabric such as polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene, polycarbonate or polystyrene and have multi-layer filtering and ply thickness.


Ply thickness levels


  • 1-ply face mask: usually made from paper pulp and the weakest physical form of the plies, not made for medical use, but used for food processing, industrial and general domestic use.

  • 2- ply face mask: usually made from the same fabric, polypropylene or other non-woven materials. These do not have a filter layer to stop the spread of viruses. Ideally, for hygiene and sanitary purposes e.g. spas & restaurants.

  • 3-ply face mask: designed with three layers. 3-ply masks are recommended to reduce the spread of germs, viruses and bacteria. Typically used in healthcare environments. The outer layer is usually resistant to water, blood and body fluids with the middle layer designed to filter bacteria and contains a high static filtration to block dust and the inner layer absorbs saliva, sweat and water.

  • 4-ply face mask: similar to 3-ply mask but with an additional layer and active carbon filter layer and made from 100% non-woven polypropylene and spun bound. 4-ply face masks provide maximum protection and comfort with adjustable nose strips. Like 3-ply face masks, these also protect against viruses and can reduce the spreading.

Where to use face masks


  • Hospitals and healthcare

  • Catering & restaurants

  • Commercial and domestic cleaning

  • Transportation

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RS Stock No. 201-3411
BrandRS PRO
£23.70
1 Kit
Kit(s)
General Purpose White 53 One Size Polyethylene 3 Yes Face masks, Hand Sanitisers and Soft Tissues Disposable
RS Stock No. 201-3412
BrandRS PRO
£26.00
1 Kit
Kit(s)
General Purpose White 53 One Size Polyethylene 3 Yes Face masks, Hand Sanitisers and Antibacterial Wipes Disposable
RS Stock No. 201-4519
Mfr. Part No.MK150090WHE
BrandWacoal
£1.23
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
General Purpose White 5 One Size Cotton 2 Yes - Reusable
RS Stock No. 201-7888
Mfr. Part No.PMI100*10
BrandPince Mi
£3.33
1 Bag of 10
Bag(s)
- - 10 60mm x 12mm x 0.8mm - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-6923
Mfr. Part No.3951083
BrandDRAEGER
£1.76
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Sanitary Blue 20 155 x 115 mm - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-6934
Mfr. Part No.3951215
BrandDRAEGER
£5.26
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Sanitary White 10 125 x 140 x 54 mm - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-6950
Mfr. Part No.3951936
BrandDRAEGER
£6.89
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Sanitary White 10 S - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-6931
Mfr. Part No.3951213
BrandDRAEGER
£4.76
Each (In a Pack of 20)
Units
Sanitary White 20 125 x 140 x 54 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-7889
Mfr. Part No.PMI1000
BrandPince Mi
£160.00
1 Bag of 1000
Bag(s)
- - 1000 60mm x 12mm x 0.8mm - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-6924
Mfr. Part No.3951084
BrandDRAEGER
£1.76
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Sanitary Blue 10 155 x 115 mm - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-6935
Mfr. Part No.3951216
BrandDRAEGER
£1.32
Each (In a Pack of 20)
Units
Sanitary White 5 125 x 140 x 54 mm - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-6941
Mfr. Part No.3951916
BrandDRAEGER
£8.16
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Sanitary White 10 S - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-6951
Mfr. Part No.6732974
BrandDRAEGER
£7.79
Each (In a Pack of 14)
Units
Sanitary White 25 102 x 108.5 mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-7885
Mfr. Part No.PMA40*25
BrandPince Mi
£9.22
1 Bag of 25
Bag(s)
- - 25 60mm x 12mm x 0.8mm Aluminium - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-6921
Mfr. Part No.3951081
BrandDRAEGER
£1.05
Each (In a Pack of 20)
Units
Sanitary Blue 10 155 x 115 mm - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-6947
Mfr. Part No.3951931
BrandDRAEGER
£5.68
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Sanitary White 20 S - - - - -
RS Stock No. 204-2166
Mfr. Part No.FM1545H
BrandAustins
£8.85
1 Bag of 4
Bag(s)
Sanitary White 4 150 x 180 mm Polypropylene - Yes - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-6925
Mfr. Part No.3951085
BrandDRAEGER
£1.91
Each (In a Pack of 20)
Units
Sanitary Blue 10 155 x 115 mm - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-6936
Mfr. Part No.3951217
BrandDRAEGER
£2.31
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Sanitary White 5 125 x 140 x 54 mm - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 218-6942
Mfr. Part No.3951920
BrandDRAEGER
£9.72
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
Sanitary White 20 L, M - - - - -