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Looking for Thailand export manufacturers offering N95, FFP, and other face masks? This guide lists some of Thailand’s leading face mask suppliers, complete with their respective company history, company certificates, product compliance experience, and main products.
Med-Con (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Irema (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
Sky Trade Company Ltd.
iCare Medical Co., Ltd.
Kasidech Buatah Medical Devices
Surgical Masks (3-Ply/4-Ply/5-Ply)
We have selected the suppliers in this list based on their product scope and claimed certification. We don’t endorse any of the suppliers in this list, nor are we affiliated with them. We provide this supplier list as a free resource.
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Before you order
Here are our recommendations for importers planning to order medical products.
It’s currently a seller’s market for many medical products, with more demand than supply. Expect higher unit prices for more products.
The Minimum Order Quantities (MOQ) requirements are also higher than normal. Some suppliers don’t accept orders valued less than USD 100,000.
Medical devices and equipment are regulated in the United States and the European Union. Such regulations are there for a reason – to ensure that the product is not worthless (which is a risk) – and will not go away due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. You must request and verify test reports and other compliance documents (e.g. DoC) before placing an order.
Med-Con (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Med-Con (Thailand) was founded in 1993 in Bangkok, as a professional manufacturer and distributor of disposable medical products to local hospitals and healthcare centers.
Med-Con’s offers a series of nonwoven and plastic disposable health protection items, such as face masks, caps, scrub suits, one-piece gowns, and shoe covers. Med-Con also produces reusable surgical bed sheets, cotton pillowcases, hand towels, and nonwoven tote bags.
In addition to the hospitals and the medical centers, Med-Con’s distribution network has stretched to food processing factories, electronic factories, and beauty parlors.
Currently, approximately 20% of Med-Con’s products are for exports and the rest are supplying domestic markets.
Irema (Thailand) is a certified manufacturer of disposable face masks and air filters. The company is headquartered in Ireland and owns a manufacturing center in Thailand.
Irema designs, manufactures and supplies several kinds of face masks for healthcare professionals that meet EN standards and international standards such as EN 14683, ISO 16890, EN 779 and HVAC Air Filtration ASHRAE 52.2.
Irema offers clinical disposable 3-ply and 4-ply masks, anti-fogging masks, anti-splash masks with visors, tie-on and ear-loop face masks that are suitable to be used in operating laboratories, hospitals or dental surgeries.
Skytrade was established in 2007 in Pathum Thani and specializes in producing and supplying disposable medical products to healthcare, food processing, chemical fields, and other industrial sectors.
Skytrade’s product lines include various kinds of disposable health protection items such as face masks, bouffant caps, surgical gowns, and shoe covers. In addition, the company also supplies disposable bedding sets such as headrest cover, pillowcases, and underpants to tourism sectors like airlines, resorts, and hotels.
Currently, the production capacity of Skytrade is estimated at 60 million units per year in its own brand named “HYGUARD”.
iCare Medical Co., Ltd. was established in 2009, of which its business focuses on producing and distributing disposable medical supplies in Thailand.
iCare is ISO 9001 certified and manufactures generic disposable products for sanitation and medical purposes, such as nonwoven masks, examination nitrile gloves, cotton swabs, lap sponges and forceps.
Disposable face masks
Wooden applicator sticks
Year of Registration: 2009
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Location: 350/5 Soi Keharomklao 33, Klongsongtonnoon, Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand
Kasidech Buatah Medical Devices
Kasidech Buatah Medical Devices has been a supplier of medical devices in Thailand since 1999. The company manufactures a variety of disposable products for medical, hygienic, cleansing and catering purposes.
Kasidech’s product lines include surgical dressings, protective wears, medical injection products, diagnostic instruments, medical rubbers, and medical catheters.
For masks, Kasidech offers nonwoven disposable masks in a 3-ply tie on, earloop designs, carbon masks, OEM masks, N95 masks, and 3M particulate respirator 8210.
Masks, based on the functionality, can be roughly divided as respirators and surgical masks. A respirator is designed to protect the wearers from inhaling particles in hazardous environments and are able to purify the air the wearers breath to a large extent.
Respirators have a higher manufacturing standard and generally considered to be able to provide higher levels of protection to the users. While surgical masks have less strict standards in terms of material, structure, and size and are widely used in all walks of life.
FFP1 Face Masks (EU)
The standard EN 149 classified filtering facepiece into FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3, based on the particle filtration capacity. The filtration rate of these three types of masks are FFP1<FFP2
FFP1 masks shall be able to protect the users from inhaling at least 80% particles, generally are particles of larger diameters. FFP1 masks are very often used during home renovations, sandling and, and similar tasks, and are effective for blocking off larger particles.
FFP2 Face Masks (EU)
The particulate filtration efficiency of FFP2 must be 94% or better. FFP2 are effective in blocking off particles like cotton dust, granite dust, hay, lead dust, and fume.
FFP2 masks are somewhat equivalent to N95, which we describe below, in terms of the filtration rate and are proven to be able to reduce the risks of influenza viruses such as avian influenza, SARS, and tuberculosis-infected by the wearers.
FFP3 Face Masks (EU)
FFP3 masks must block off 99% or more of all particulates from the air and fine particles with diameters smaller than 0.001 microns, such as asbestos. FFP3 masks are mainly used for medical, pharmaceutical and chemical purposes.
Note that the higher the level of protection a mask can provide to the users, the more time it will take to manufacture such products since these products need more complex procedures to make unless the supplier has off-the-shelf products.
N95 Face Masks (USA)
The American National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) established the standards for respirators in the US market and distinguished them into N, R, and P series, with the filtration capacity indicated by numbers 95, 99 and 100. Among these three, N-series are the most popular and well-known in the public.
To be considered as N95, a mask must protect the wearer from upwards of 95% of airborne particles that are larger than 0.3 microns in diameter, such as coal, metal, wood and pollen, and other non-oil based liquids. N95 masks are proven to be effective in protecting the wearers from flu and air pollution.
N99 Face Masks (USA)
The minimum particle filtration efficiency of an N99 mask is 99%. Qualified N99 filters particles larger than 0.3 microns in diameter, such as bacteria. N99 masks are thicker than N95 masks due in order to provide better filtration capacity, therefore, wearers with cardiac and respiratory diseases should be cautious when using N99 masks for protection.
N100 Face Masks (USA)
N100 masks feature the highest level of filtration capacity and thus provide extra protection for users from inhaling particles that are larger than 0.3 microns in diameter. N100 masks are able to protect the wearers from airborne hazards like avian flu, swine flu, and other contagious diseases.
KN90 Face Masks (China)
GB2626 is a Chinese national standard for respiratory devices enacted by the State Administration of Quality Supervision of China. This regulation classified respirators into KN and KP series and used the number 90, 95 and 100 to rate the filtration capacity of the masks. N stands for nonoil resistant and P stands for oil proof. The bigger the number is, the more capable a mask in filtering particles.
For example, KN90 masks are non-oil-resistant and should be at least 90% effective in blocking particles of which the diameter is less than 5 microns. And the particle filtration efficacy of KN-series should be KN100>KN95>KN90.
KN95 Face Masks (China)
To qualify as a KN95, a mask must remove 95% of all particulates from the air that passes through it.
KN95 masks are closely equivalent to N95 for its filtration capacity. Therefore, KN95 masks are often used for medical and clinical purposes to protect the users against bacteria, viruses, or air pollution.
KN100 Face Masks (China)
KN100 masks should have a least 99.97% particle filtration rate and are effective in blocking fine particles such as asbestos, bacteria, and copier toner. KN100 masks are suitable to be worn in the fields of chemical engineering, pharmaceutical and constructional sites for its exceptional filtering capacity.
Surgical Masks (3-Ply/4-Ply/5-Ply)
Surgical masks are primarily designed to be used by doctors to protect patients from bacteria and viruses which are transmitted by fluids and splashes.
Nowadays, surgical masks are often seen used by the public to block off the dust, pollen and other small particles which could cause allergies or respiratory diseases to the users.
Currently, there are 3-ply, 4-ply and 5-ply masks available in the market. In practice, the thicker the mask is, the higher the filtration rate could be.
Surgical masks are classified by the FDA as Class II medical devices and should meet the ASTM standards for masks in the aspect of fluid resistance and filtration efficacy, which are ASTM F2100 and ASTM F1215.
The former one specifies the methods for testing bacterial filtration efficiency, while the latter one indicates the evaluation practice for particle filtration efficiency.
A compliant mask is rated 1, 2, or 3 based on the tested result.
Level 1 masks filter out 95% or more of bacteria and sub-micron particulates, while level 2 or 3 masks remove at least 98%.
The Medical Devices Directive regulates the safety and performance of surgical masks and the Standard EN 14683 classifies them into Type I, Type II, and Type IIR according to its effectiveness blocking bacteria and sub-micron particulates.
It requires that Type I masks must meet the minimum filtration rate of 95% while Type II and Type IIR masks must filter out 98% particles or more.
Chinese national standards for surgical masks require such products to be able to at least filter 95% of particles.
Mo Chuiyan has an MA in Islamic Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has previously worked as a marketing developer for Middle Eastern countries in an E-commerce company. She has also worked as a merchandiser in the garment industry, where she gained expertise in material sourcing and production management. She currently works as a content editor for Chinaimportal.com