There are various face mask fabric used to make surgical mask, N95 mask, reusable face mask, disposable face mask, and cloth mask. Different fabric materials have different properties that suit a particular or more application. For instance, cotton fabric-made mask is generally preferred for general public for protection against pollution and infectious viruses. And, a surgical mask is made of three layers, meaning three different face mask fabrics. Its middle layer is made of melt-blown polypropylene, placed between non-woven fabrics.
Different types of face mask fabric include 100% pure cotton, cotton blend, non-woven fabric, and polypropylene spunbound non-woven fabric. They are necessary to protect the wearer from droplets, splatter, sprays or splashes that may contain bacteria, viruses and germs. It prevents inhalation of contaminant-laden air, and exists in vast range of applications.