The most commonly discussed respirator type is N95. This is an American standard managed by NIOSH – part of the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Europe uses two different standards. The “filtering face piece” score (FFP) comes from EN standard 149:2001. Then EN 143 standard covers P1/P2/P3 ratings. Both standards are maintained by CEN (European Committee for Standardization).
Let’s see how all the different standards compare:
Filter Capacity (removes x% of of all particles that are 0.3 microns in diameter or larger)
FFP1 & P1
At least 80%
FFP2 & P2
At least 94%
At least 95%
N99 & FFP3
At least 99%
At least 99.95%
At least 99.97%
As you can see, the closest European equivalent to N95 are FFP2 / P2 rated respirators, which are rated at 94%, compared to the 95% of N95.
Similarly, the closest to N100 are P3 rated respirators – with FFP3 following closely behind.
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