The need for face masks during this COVID-19 pandemic is enormous. People are encouraged to sew, 3D print, even crochet and knit face masks, from the - understandable - idea that you are better protected a little bit than not at all. 

However, we want to make sure that our medical professionals are adequately protected and don't get a false sense of security, which can put them and the general public health at great risk.

That's why, as a certified laboratory authorized to test medical face masks, we are happy to provide information on the performance requirements for a safe medical face mask according to the European Medical Device Directive.

Face masks: not just anything will do