Why are these imported and not USA Made?
At Premium-PPE, it's important that we focus our efforts on USA made products and brands. That's why we developed and manufacture AmeriShield adult disposable masks, in our Virginia Beach Facility. Unfortunately, manufacturing respirators in the USA is a very intensive process that we are working on but is not possible in the near future.
The FDA has temporarily allowed the substitution of a KN95 mask for the USA version of a N95 mask. The main differences between a KN95 and N95 are the ear loops. The KN95 goes behind the ears and the N95 goes around the head.
The FDA also has a list of Schedule A KN95 importers that can legally be sold to medical facilities. If you require KN95s for a medical setting or industry, please reach out to us: firstname.lastname@example.org.