Protex N95 Particulate Respirator (Cup)
The Protex N95 Respirator is made by Shawmut Advanced Materials, a family owned company that's been making medical fabrics for over a century.
This American manufacturer has a reputation for incredible attention to detail, which becomes obvious once you see the next-level build quality of this mask.
When designing the Protex SR9520, Shawmut's engineers spent more than a year experimenting with different head straps and nose foams to create one of the most secure and comfortable N95s on the market. Those elements, coupled with their in-house meltblown production, makes the Protex a world class N95 respirator.
Made in Massachusetts
NIOSH Certification: TC-84A-9295
20 masks per box
Cup / Headstrap
Designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA, Shawmut’s new Protex™ Model SR9520 mask is designed to be more comfortable and easier to breathe through than traditional N95 respirator, without sacrificing safety.
- Soft, non-abrasive inner shell is precisely thermoformed for a superior fit
- Lightweight, super-high-efficiency filter layer is easier to breathe through
- Comfortable viscoelastic nose foam provides a secure seal and reduces eyeglass fog
- Expanded force-curve elastic head straps are engineered to fit a wider rang of sizes
- Polypropylene filter and outer cover
- PET inner shell
- Elastic straps
- Aluminum nose clip
- Viscoelastic polyurethane nose foam
- All materials are latex and PVC free
- PROTEX™N95 PARTICULATE RESPIRATOR MODEL SR9520
- COLOR: White with yellow straps
- STYLE: Molded Cup, non-valve
- SIZE: Medium/Large
- WEIGHT: 0.3 oz per mask
- PACKAGING: 20 masks/box
- COMPLIANCE: NIOSH 42CFR 84, TC-84A-9295
- COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Made In USA
- TYPE: Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirator
- FILTRATION EFFICIENCY • N95 - 95% against solid particulates & nonpetroleum based liquid aerosols at 0.3 microns
STORAGE CONDITIONS AND SHELF LIFE:
Protex™ N95 particulate respirators have a standard shelf life of 5 years when respirators are stored in their original packaging within climatic conditions ranging from -4 °F (-20°C) to +86 °F (+30°C). Use respirators before the “use by” date specified on each box. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: 508-588-3300 | shawmutcorp.com/safety
SIZE INFORMATION: Standard Size.
Return policy: We cannot accept returns of any open packages of N95 masks.(Click here for all USA made N95 masks)
I bought a box of the Shawmut brand N95s for myself and my mom. They are very snug and well made. I purchased them to wear while in the airport and on the plane. I';m very happy with my purchase and with Armbrust. I';d previously ordered some surgical masks and am equally happy with those.
This is the mask for me! Being a high school science teacher during the Covid pandemic has left me quite anxious. With up to 34 students in each of my classes who don';t always mask well, I was nervous. With rising Covid cases in our community, once Delta hit, I was determined to ramp up my masking protocols by finding a US made N95 that worked for me. The Shamut N95 from Armbrust has fit the bill! I tried the IFM N95 mask also from Armbrust but found that it didn';t fit my face that well. The Shawmut mask has a lot going for it.
Here';s a synposis:
Pros: NO MORE FOGGING GLASSES!! This mask provide a tight seal all of the way around the edge--including around my nose. The foam strip glued on the inside of the mask (directly under the metal nose bridge) provides a very comfortable sealing surface. The metal nose bridge is wide enough and long enough to provide the seal I was hoping for. In addition, the metal is stiff enough that even if I remove the mask, the metal keeps its shape- no need to "refit" the mask when I put it back on. I find the mask easy to breath through and not too bad at muffling my voice (critical for a classroom teacher). But, it does muffle some. This has to be true for all N95 masks.
Cons: The tension on the straps is pretty high after I put the mask on. I suppose this is how that tight seal is maintained. Maybe it';s my large sized head, but this does add a bit of discomfort as the day goes by. Then again, I know that the mask is sealing correctly!
If you';re looking for tight fitting, American made, comfortable mask sold an incredible company, then checkout the Shamut N95 from Armbrust. I';m glad that I did!
I actually bought these to wear on the airplane for my trip in 2022. I have asthma and it’s very Important to keep myself safe. I might wear one at church as well because of the close contact with people.
So far every one of these masks, the strap has broken while putting it on. I have a small head, I'm not stretching the elastic beyond it's limits. the straps break while putting them on or the second I put it on and adjust the nose piece. unable to return them once they're opened, but how else would we know they're defective? I prefer other masks sold here, just wish I could return/exchange these ones, I think they're defective. I've only tried about 3 or 4, but I no longer trust them.
Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention!
We take pride in providing the best masks possible, but on occasion some masks will have defects that need to be addressed. With that in mind, I have reached out to you privately to further resolve this issue.
Look forward to hearing back!
It was too small.
We ordered these for a plane trip. We thought they looked better than the
Duckbill Gerson 3230 N95 Respirator which were super comfortable. They actually are a bit painful over the bridge of my nose so I would prefer to look silly rather than hurt for 6 hours.
Thank you for your thoughtful and honest review. We will make this right!
While we strive to make a perfect mask every time, we do acknowledge sometimes a customer will receive an item that does not live up to our high standards. I have reached out to your private email to further resolve this matter.
Look forward to hearing back!
These are great masks. I do not go into public places without one. I am amazed at the number of folks who have decided masks are no longer necessary.
I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box to find the 5 pPLY (Black) KN95 masks GB 2626-2019 I I ordered. The fit is perfect. I especially like the soft foam nose piece covering the aluminum nose clip. This creates a whole other level of comfort. Thank you!