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video transcriptGet your VR goggles everybody. We're doing 3D masks today. That's right. I don't know what that means but we're about to find out Let's get this in the clamper. We are testing some masks. Where's this energy coming from. It's the names. The names are giving it to me.
Look at this. We bought this mask on Amazon and I'm going to put it in the clamper. Oh, this is interesting. This is a lot like the Kimberly Clark remember, look at this. It's like the Kimberly Clark has a N95 with a similar or design.
See if that works. That's a good clamp. We've got a solid clamp there. This is a PFE machine, particulate filtration efficiency machine. It's designed to figure out what the filtration is of this mask. It's actually designed for the Niosh N95 test, which is very similar to the KN95 test. So let's talk PalmJoy. PalmJoy? Ooh. Let's just say, if someone gives you the nickname, PalmJoy, you might want to reconsider your extracurricular activities. All right.
So one thing I can tell you right away is that this is not legitimately following the KN95 standard. The KN95 standard needs three things, KN95, the GB 26 26-2019. And you got to be, be able to say the manufacturer's name. So now we got to go hunting. What is the manufacturer's name? It is Fujian New Yifa group, Co LTD. Well, can I buy a vowel? Probably couldn't fit all that on there. Also it's clear they wanted to market this as PalmJoy. I don't know why. I know that's a terrible name, but they did. They did. I guess the same person that thought 3D protection was a good idea. Also thought that PalmJoy was a good brand name. And they asked the manufacturer not to put the actual information on there. And by doing that, they're violating the KN95 standard.
Now, does that mean that their claims around filtration efficiency of 95%, which is the thing you actually care about when wearing the mask, are not true. That's what this machine is designed. They're really going deep on the 3D though look at this, "360 degree fit," type of things. What does that mean? What does it mean? What does it mean. Guys, everything's 3D. Okay. Everything. Everything that's in the world is 3D. That's how the world works. And in fact, if you look at the mask, it's now 4D, because time has been involved including the time I've wasted saying 3D over and over again. This is like the most basic KN95. Oh, in fact, look at this. Look at how short it is. It's given me the elf ears.
It's a basic nose wire. Actually. It is tight to the face though, because the ear loops are too small. Smell's not terrible though. I would call this smell, "Sunday dinner at my aunt's house." I don't have an aunt. So it's a fake idea. And let's try the ear loops. It's pretty good. I mean, construction's pretty solid aside from the fact that's way too small for my face. Sorry, but does any of that matter if it doesn't protect you remember they're saying, they're claiming that this 3D protection at PalmJoy will protect at least 95%. So that's what this machine test is. That's what this machine tests. Let's see if it made that expectation, 98.953. They're making their claims, making their claims.
Now the breath ability is a little on the high side at 197 pascals, generally anything over 150 pascals you're not going to want to wear for more than an hour. So if you have to go into a grocery store this might be a good mask for that. But if you have to wear this all day long or something, this is not the 3D protection you're looking for. All right. Thank you guys so much for watching. I hope you appreciated this video. Give me a like or subscribe or you could always talk to me about that time that my dog died when I was five that's if you want to hurt me. Just write it in comments. RIP Cedric. We'll catch you on the next test.
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