Testing Face Masks for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Application Note Introduction

Due to the recent COVID-19 global pandemic, there is a shortage in the supply of face masks for hospital staff, essential workers, and the general public. To meet the increased demand, mask manufacturers are rushing to increase the supply and new manufacturers are entering the market. However, several manufacturing hurdles including the stress of accelerated timelines and uncertainties due to the learning curve required for the mass production of an entirely new product, have led to apprehension regarding face mask safety and quality.

To address these concerns, EAG Laboratories is equipped with analytical methodology and instrumentation to evaluate a variety of different face masks for a class of chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

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