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FAQ - protective masks in accordance with Specifications UNE 0064-1;-2 and UNE 0065

FAQ - protective masks in accordance with Specifications UNE 0064-1;-2 and UNE 0065

Can I use a different type of confection method to the one specified in the UNE Specifications?

  • Yes, changes in the confection method are the responsibility of the manufacturer, but they must be tested according to the specified tests and must demonstrate compliance with the acceptance criteria indicated in the corresponding UNE Specification, as well as the other requirements thereof.
 

The masks I manufacture have different measurements/pattern to those in the Specifications. Can they still meet the UNE Specifications?

  • Yes, changes in design are the responsibility of the manufacturer, but they must be tested according to the specified tests and must demonstrate compliance with the acceptance criteria indicated in the corresponding UNE Specification, as well as the other requirements thereof.

Where can I consult the methods for washing and disinfecting masks?


What sort of branding should the face mask have?

  • The mask must be clearly and permanently branded on the smallest commercially available packaging, or branding must be visible and legible through the packaging if it is transparent. Similarly, in the case of online sales, this information must also be displayed on the website.
  • See also Order SND/354/2020, of 19 April, on exceptional measures to guarantee public access to products recommended for use as protective measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19, which refers to face mask labelling.
What procedures do I need to follow to manufacture and sell these masks? Is any type of prior authorization required from the administration?


How can I sell protective face masks?

Would it be correct to assume that face masks that comply with another Specification or standard for reusable protective face masks also comply with the UNE 0065 Specification?

  • No, the testing methods applicable under other specifications or standards and those of Specification UNE 0065 are not the same, so in order to compare them and see if they offer the same level of protection, a comparison must be made between the tests and the results duly correlated. 

Where can I get reusable masks?

Companies wishing to order these products, can go to the website of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.

The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, does not provide additional information on this.

  • Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007, of 16 November, approving the consolidated text of the General Law for the Protection of Consumers and Users and other complementary laws.
  • Royal Decree 1468/1998, of 2 December, which approves the Regulations on labelling, presentation and advertising of industrial products intended for direct sale to consumers and users.
  • Regulation (EU) No. 1007/2011of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2011, on fibre textile naming and labelling and marking of textile product fibre compositions, as well as Royal Decree 1801/2003 of 26 December, on general product safety.