Respirators, Surgical Masks are designed for healthcare industry.

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Constructed to fit range of face shapes, VFlex 1805 healthcare particulate respirator has pleated design that increases surface area for facilitated breathing. VFlex 1805/1805S have adjustable noseclip to provide custom and secure seal as well as elastic headband with no rubber latex. Along with flat-fold design for optimal fluid resistance, Aura 1870+ surgical mask has embossed top panel that accommodates eyewear and reduces fogging. Chin tab facilitates positioning, donning, and adjustment.

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3M Expands Line of Respirators and Surgical Masks for Healthcare Industry

Enhanced breathability and protection come standard with two respirator additions

ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M has expanded its family of respirators to include the 3M VFlexTM 1805/1805S and AuraTM 1870+ Healthcare Particulate Respirator and Surgical Masks.

“The VFlex 1805 and Aura 1870+ provide the potential for the proven protection of a respirator with the fluid resistance of a surgical mask,” said James Cooper, product marketer, 3M Personal Safety Division. “Plus, they’re competitively priced, making them accessible for hospitals, day-surgery centers, nursing homes, clinics, and other healthcare facilities.”

The VFlex 1805 boasts an innovative, pleated design that helps increase surface area for ease of breathing, offering wearers enhanced comfort and reliability. Available in two sizes and constructed to fit a broad range of face shapes; the VFlex 1805/1805S features an adjustable noseclip to provide a custom and secure seal and an elastic headband with no rubber latex components.

The Aura 1870+ features a flat-fold design that provides the highest level of fluid resistance, and is packaged individually to help ensure protection from contamination. The embossed top panel is designed to accommodate eyewear and helps reduce fogging, while a convenient chin tab allows for easy positioning, donning and adjusting.

Both the VFlex1805/1805S respirators and the Aura 1870+ are NIOSH N95 approved, FDA Cleared, and fluid resistant.

About 3M

3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

About 3M Personal Safety Division

3M offers a comprehensive, diverse portfolio of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) solutions providing respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, reflective materials for high visibility apparel, protective clothing, protective eyewear, head and face protection, welding helmets, and other adjacent products and solutions such as tactical safety equipment, detection, monitoring equipment, active communications equipment and compliance management. In 2012, 3M celebrated 40 years of occupational health & safety leadership – recognizing the company’s respiratory and hearing protection solutions introduced in 1972. Visit or You can also follow 3M’s Personal Safety Division on Twitter at

3M, Aura and VFlex are trademarks of 3M Company. Trademarks not belonging to 3M are property of their respective companies.

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