NIOSH’s highest-rated filtration efficiency in a disposable respirator
3M 8233 N100 is a disposable particulate respirator that is designed to help provide reliable respiratory protection of at least 99.97 percent filtration efficiency against certain non-oil based particles. Soft inner material provides added comfort while the cup shape design makes the respirator spacious and durable. Adjustable nose clip reduces the potential for eyewear fogging. Fully adjustable head straps help provide a secure seal.
The respirator incorporates 3M’s proprietary technology with advanced electrostatically charged microfiber filter media designed for ease of breathing. This respirator is compatible with a variety of protective eyewear and hearing protection. Recommended applications include foundry operations, grinding, petrochemical manufacturing, processing of minerals, and welding. Industries in which this respirator is commonly used include construction, general manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, and transportation.
Fitted with a 3M Cool Flow™ Exhalation Valve, this respirator is ideally suited for work situations involving heat, humidity, or long periods of wear. The proprietary 3M Cool Flow valve is designed to release hot, humid exhaled breath quickly, helping to prevent an unpleasant build-up of heat inside the facepiece – a significant cause of discomfort to respirator wearers.
This particulate respirator is NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) approved for environments containing certain non-oil based particles and provides N100 (99.97%) filter efficiency. Respirator helps provide protection against certain OSHA substance specific contaminants including lead, MDA, arsenic, and cadmium (excluding asbestos).
Breathing hazardous particles can pose a risk to your health. NIOSH, a Federal government regulatory agency, has tested and approved the 3M Particulate Respirator 8233, which is designed to help reduce exposure to certain airborne particles.
3M 8233 Features:
- NIOSH’s highest rated filtration efficiency in a disposable respirator N100
- 3M™ Cool Flow™ Exhalation Valve reduces heat build-up inside the respirator
- Compatible with a variety of protective eyewear and hearing protection
- Adjustable nose clip helps provide a custom secure seal
- Individually packaged
- Advanced Electret Media is designed for ease of breathing
Suggested applications of 3M 8233 respirator:
- Torch cutting
- Metal pouring
- Pharmaceutical manufacturing
- OSHA substance specific particle exposures [Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic, 4,4’–Methylenedianiline (MDA)]
3M 8233 Specifications:
Assigned Protection Factor
Boxes per Case
Braided Comfort Strap
Cartridge or Filter Included
Comfort Plus, Specialty
3M™ Cool Flow™ Valve, Adjustable Buckle Straps, Advanced Electrostatic Media, Faceseal, N100 Required
Flame Resistance (ASTM D2859-96)
Fluid Resistant (ASTM F1862)
Gas & Vapor Protection Type
National Stock Number
Natural Rubber Latex Components
NIOSH Approval Number
NIOSH Filter Approval Rating
Nuisance Odor Relief (< OSHA PEL)
Number per Box
Dust and other Particles
General Manufacturing, Marine, Mining, Oil & Gas, Transportation
Strap Attachment Type
- 3M 8233 N100 Particulate Respirator Manufacturer Information
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