Reusable VS Disposable Respiratory
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Reusable vs Disposable Respirators

When deciding between reusable and disposable respiratory don’t let price be the key factor when purchasing. There are a number of differences you need to consider to make an informed decision on what will best suit your requirements.

Reusable Respirators

Disposable Respirators


Reusable respirators last longer and depending on circumstances, can be used multiple times.

Disposable respirators are only meant for single use as their filters cannot be cleaned or replaced.


Reusable respirators come in different sizes (small, medium and large) to best fit different faces.

Disposable respirators usually come in only one size.


Reusable respirators use different types of replaceable filters to clean the air when combined with a half face piece or full face piece to provide the level of protection you need.

No replaceable filters, single use only.


When fitted correctly, reusable respirators conform better to the curves of the face, giving a tighter and more comfortable seal.

Disposable respirators are only meant for single use as their filters cannot be cleaned or replaced.


If you are uncertain which respiratory item is best to suit your needs, please contact our team on 1800 276 872.