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Testing of community masks

You have started with the production of community masks? TÜV Rheinland has developed its own test specification (2PFG S 0193/04.20) ensuring fast and uncomplicated testing of community masks as the basis for a successful market launch. After the successful completion of all required tests, your products may obtain the test mark "Schadstoffgeprüft" (Tested for harmful substances). Our experts will be pleased to give you more information about our service offer.

Important notes:

  • Community masks are not medical devices and no personal protective equipment!
  • We point out that the Biocide Regulation must be observed!


Any biocide treatment of community masks is excluded from a test mark award by TÜV Rheinland and accordingly is not part of the scope of a certification or the criteria catalog 2PfG S 0193 / 04.20. The manufacturer confirms that he has not used biocides with a corresponding manufacturer’s declaration. In the case of a justified suspicion, it is the responsibility of the expert to order additional testing to verify that biocides were not used.

The chemical analysis in the basic package (Legal) includes relevant, legal, chemical conditions in accordance with national legislation and/or European regulations (REACH) and the POP regulation. If biocides are used in connection with the product, this must be ordered separately and evaluated by the experts through additional independent testing in accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012 Biocide Regulation.

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