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  • Judging criteria
  • Judging criteriaMask
  • Scope of Application
  • 1. Non-drug masks under the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act
    2. Masks for cold weather, fashion, and sports according household products subject to self-conformity declaration confirmation
  • Test Methods
  • 1. Reference standards
  • The following are some of the reference standards.
      – ISO 18184 Textiles – Determination of antiviral activity of textile products
      – ASTM E2720 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Effectiveness of Decontamination Procedures for Air-Permeable Materials when Callenged with Biological Aerosols
        Containing Human Pathogenic Viruses, and etc.
  • 2. Evaluation items
  • The following items are evaluated for the outer material, lining, and heavy dust material of the mask.
      1) Safety requirements for hazardous substances – submitted by the applicant
      2) Safety test – submitted by the applicant
      3) Antiviral performance evaluation
      4) Usability evaluation (*optional)
        - Applicable for reusable products and subject to the manufacturer's recommended reuse criteria
  • 3. Antiviral performance standards
  • Certification review is conducted after determining antiviral performance based on the log reduction value.
    * Standards for antiviral performance vary by product.