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  • Aura 9211+ Disposable Respirator

    3M™ Aura 9211+ Disposable Respirator

    Designed with patented 3M™ CoolFlow™ Valve, the 9211+ directs exhaled air away from the nose panel reducing eyewear fog. The comfortable multi-purpose respirator keeps you protected for extended wear time and in hot/humid conditions.

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  • 3M™ Reusable Respirator 6500QL Series

    The low-profile design and convince of quickly latching on and off makes wearing the 6500 easy. Featuring a silicone faceseal, this reusable respirator provides optimal comfort and stability with a soft but firm secure fit.

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  • 3M™ Versaflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator TR-600

    The evolutionary TR-600 reaches new heights of performance with a lithium-ion battery. Designed for heavy use and long wear, the TR-600 features a user-friendly design with intuitive visual, vibratory, and audible indicators.

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Respiratory Protection

Respiratory safety solutions for your toughest workplace challenges - whether it’s a disposable, reusable or powered option that suits you best. Helping to provide you with protection and comfort for a range of applications and conditions. We are a pioneer in the development and manufacture of quality respiratory products and services.

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History of 3M Respiratory Solutions

  • Filtering facepiece respirator
    1972

    3M launches first NIOSH-approved filtering facepiece respirator.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Reusable half facepiece respiratorr
    1977

    3M offers the first reusable "Maintenance-Free" Half Facepiece Respirator.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Sweptback designed cartridge
    1987

    3M manufactures a "sweptback" designed cartridge for its 5000 Series Facepiece for better peripheral vision and weight distribution.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Bayonet-style
    1989

    3M designs and develops the "bayonet-style" cartridge connection.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Integral filer technology
    1991

    3M develops and incorporates a new integrated filter technology in its 4000 Series Facepiece, creating a lighter weight respirator.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Web-filter media
    1992

    3M develops the first disc filters with loaded Web-filter media - the first nonwoven, nonfiberglass filters.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • GVP
    1993

    3M launches the GVP that allows the wearer to choose from a wide selection of filters and cartridges.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Full facepiece respirator
    1996

    3M launches its 6000 Series Full Facepiece Respirator offering best-in-class field of view and lightweight characteristics.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • 2002 rectangular filter
    2002

    3M develops the first rectangular filter with unique seal-check capabilities.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Cool flow™ valve
    2002

    3M introduces the Cool Flow™ Valve for reduced heat and moisture in the 7500 Half Facepiece Respirator.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • HF P100 nuisance OV filter
    2007

    3M develops the first HF P100 nuisance OV filter. Offers lowest breathing resistance on the market.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • 2000 Series disc filters
    2009

    3M develops easier breathing, longer lasting 2000 Series disc filters.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Full facepiece respirator with scotchgard™ coating
    2010

    3M develops first Full Facepiece Respirator with Scotchgard™ Coating, over molded gaskets, and a comfort head cradle.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Versaflo™ TR-300
    2011

    3M introduces the Versaflo™ TR-300 a Powered Air Purifying and Supplied Air Respirator System.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • 6500 Half Facepiece Respirator
    2013

    3M introduces the 6500 Half Facepiece Respirator, our lightest silicone half facepiece available in a quick latch option.

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Versaflo™ TR-600 powered air purifying respirator
    2014

    3M introduces the evolutionary Versaflo™ TR-600 Powered Air Purifying Respirator reaching new heights of performance with a lithium-ion battery.

    Dec 1, 1901
  •  Organic vapour service life indicator cartridges
    2015

    3M introduces Organic Vapour Service Life Indicator Cartridges 6000i Series to help users determine when to change cartridges.

    Dec 1, 1901
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