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The December ADVISOR eNews Flash - Industrial

MSA is pleased to introduce the next-generation Advantage 290 LS Air-Purifying Respirator (APR). This product is the first of its kind — designed without an exhalation valve — to receive approval from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). An elastomeric half-mask respirator (EHMR), the Advantage 290 LS Respirator covers a wearer’s nose and mouth and utilizes twin filters to provide respiratory protection.

Some applications within healthcare require a sterile environment, and one critical component to ensuring a sterile environment is source control. The Advantage 290 Respirator is the first EHMR to function without an exhalation valve, making it a new respiratory protection option that provides both personal protection and source control. In addition, the new respirator gives healthcare facilities greater optionality and flexibility in developing their respiratory protection programs in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

The Advantage 290 Respirator, is now available for preorder. We anticipate volume delivery to begin in January 2021.  Respirators and Filters will be ordered separately.

Part Number Description 2021 US Suggested List Price

10217165 Advantage 290 Respirator with 2 Piece Neckstrap, Small $49.00                                 

10217166 Advantage 290 Respirator with 2 Piece Neckstrap, Medium $49.00                                    

10217167 Advantage 290 Respirator with 2 Piece Neckstrap, Large $49.00

The Advantage 290 Respirator is approved for use with the current P100 Filter Cartridge (P\N 815369 – 2 pack ) or P100 with Splash Guard (10146939 – 2 Pack).   P95 filter options are also approved and are planned for later release.

The specific EHMR models covered under the NIOSH approval are identified by the following NIOSH Approval Numbers: TC-84A-9260, TC-84A-9261, TC-84A-9256 and TC-84A-9257.

For more information download the new Advantage 290 LS Bulletin 1012-60-MC or Click Here.