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Surgical Face Mask Test Package (for Domestic Market)


Surgical Face Mask Test Package (for Domestic Market)


Putting on a face mask has become part of our routine.  While face masks are not hard to get your hands on these days, thanks to a whole raft of mask manufacturers and start-up brands here in Hong Kong, it’s still important to choose the right one for you, whether it’s the functionality or appearance.

In August 2022, Hong Kong’s Consumer Council published its monthly magazine regarding their surveillance where 30 samples of masks were collected from the market between April and June.

The overall performance for bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) and particle filtration efficiency (PFE) are satisfactory, but the performance in the synthetic blood penetration test, the bacterial content test, and the ear strap rupture test are not as ideal.

Why SGS?

Test Plan

Sample Size 
It will be advised in the order confirmation email upon purchase

Turnaround Time (working days)
12-14 Working Days

The test will be conducted in compliance with the following standards :

Test ParameterTest MethodSample Size
Mask Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) TestASTM F210110 pieces
Mask Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE) TestASTM F229910 pieces
Differential PressureEN14683:2019 + AC: 2019 Annex C10 pieces
Synthetic Blood PenetrationASTM F186240 pieces
Microbial cleanliness (Bacterial Content)EN 14683 Annex D (ISO 11737 Part 1)20 pieces (sealed with plastic bag)
Breaking Strength of Junction (Ear strap rupture)GB 19083, Clause 4.3 & 5.320 pieces
Azo Dye (Natural / Synthetic / natural-synthetic blend fabric)*

Annex XVII, Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006
With reference to EN ISO 14362-1/-3: 2017

5 grams


Only applicable test items will be conducted on selected product nature and destination market. A detailed test item list will be included in order confirmation email upon order purchase.

Strengths & benefits

Regulatory Experts
Ensure your product compliance to specific countries’ requirements

Global Network
Provide worldwide coverage and access to all key locations & markets

Order flow

1. Check Out

Confirm selections and fill in contact info

2. Arrange Payment

Pay by credit card or bank transfer offline​

3. Confirm Test Plan

Confirm test and product details

4. Send Sample

Send the sample with printed form

5. Receive Report

Receive our test report by email


Online Payment
  • Order acknowledgment email will be sent to you by system after successful payment
  • Order confirmation email with service details will be sent to you within 1 working day by our specialist
Offline Payment
  • We accept T/T bank transfer payment
  • Order acknowledgment email with bank details for payment will be sent to you by system after order submission
  • Please arrange payment and send payment receipt to our specialist by email
  • Order confirmation email with service details will be sent to you after payment verification by our specialist


You can add them to shopping cart and proceed to checkout for placing your order online. You will receive an order acknowledgment with order details after online order.

It is not necessary to create an account for online purchase, you can select Guest Checkout to place an order without an account.

However, creating an account offers additional benefits:

  • Your contact information will be saved securely for a faster checkout
  • Track your order status and history

If you place an order as a guest, please check our notifications at your email box. Please remember to check promotional and junk mail box if you can’t find it.

If you place an order as a member, please log in and check the status of your order under “Quote Request” or “Orders”.

SGS TIC Mall only accepts US$ for checkout.

You will receive a test application form, sample requirement and delivery details in confirmation email upon successful payment, please complete the form and send the required sample(s) to our competence center in Hong Kong.

Please contact your dedicated specialist to submit your request. It will be reviewed case by case depending on the order process.

No, you can’t cancel and refund the paid order unless there is a quality or service delivery issue.

Surgical masks meeting ASTM Level 2 or Level 3 will be able to filter ≥98% bacteria and 0.1μm particulates, while ASTM Level 1 can only filter ≥95% bacteria

EN14683 Type I and Type II can filter ≥95% and ≥98% bacteria, Type I has a higher breathability than Type II, both are non-resistant to fluid. Type IR has the same bacteria filtration efficiency as Type I, just as Type IIR and Type II, but Type IR are resistant to fluid. 

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