3M launched its new disposable KN95 respirator also known as the 3M™ Particulate Respirator 9513, which is designed for comfort and breathability while protecting the user by filtering at least 95% of airborne particles.

Manufactured as per international standards, – the 3M Particulate Respirator 9513 is an example of how 3M has applied science to develop an innovative product in response to the prevailing pandemic situation, to help protect people.

Made from 3M’s proprietary filter media, 3M Advanced Electrostatic Media, this respirator filters dust, smoke and smog, PM2.5, allergens and other particles, while allowing easy breathing. The filter media screens at least 95% of airborne particulates, when used as per the instructions mentioned on the package.

“As a global leader in respiratory protection, we created this respirator for people to wear wherever they need protection in their daily lives,” said Megan Selby, President of 3M Consumer Health and Safety Division. “This is particularly useful for those who are more likely to be exposed to crowds or dust, such as commuters on public transport and motorcyclists”.

“We found that the two most critical needs for an Indian consumer while using a Respirator, are protection and comfort,” said Siddhesh Borkar, Country Business Head of 3M India Consumer Group. “I am proud to say that this product has been designed keeping in mind both these needs. We are optimistic about the acceptance of this product by consumers in India, as it will reduce the quantum of airborne particles one breathes while enjoying everyday activities.”

Typical face coverings and surgical masks often have a loose fit, leaving gaps between the mask and face. The 3M Particulate Respirator 9513 uses a unique and innovative neck-loop with hook attachment to fit very closely, providing superior protection. It has a four-layer 3D design which uses soft and breathable materials for added comfort. The 3D design makes it easy for the user to breath and speak when using the respirator.

Additionally, an embedded noseclip provides a non-industrial look and feel. Beyond providing protection during the pandemic, the respirator includes highly charged microfibers that also enhance the capture of airborne particles during seasonal periods of heightened air pollution, which typically occurs from October to December in Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kanpur, Varanasi, Lucknow, Agra, and many more.

Availability and Pricing

The respirator is currently sold as a single unit and features a vertical, flatfold design which is easy to wear and store. It has a shelf life of five years from manufacturing date, for an unused unit.

The 3M Particulate Respirator 9513 is currently available at a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of Rs. 110 on e-commerce platforms including Flipkart and Amazon. It will soon be made available offline in select retail outlets as well. The website for this product will be launched shortly which will provide the customers and users with all relevant information to understand and purchase the product.