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New 3M™ Aura™ Disposable Respirators 9300+Gen3

Introducing the new 3M™ Aura™ Particulate Respirators 9300+Gen3 Series

  • The new Aura™ 9300+Gen3 disposable respirator series with the new 3M™ Cool Flow™ Comfort Valve with innovative film technology.
    Easier to use, improved comfort and enhanced durability!

Greater breathing comfort

Greater breathing comfort

3M™ Cool Flow™ Comfort Valve
- Updated, modern and stylish design with clear cover lets you see new technology in action
- Opens more easily and stays open longer than the original Cool Flow™ Valve
- Helps to minimise the risk of eyewear fogging from heat exiting through the media

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78% More comfortable*

*Based on workers surveyed in 2017 who rated the 3M™ Aura™ 9300+Gen3 valved respirators higher than the 3M™ Aura™ 9300+ equivalent model

Easier to fit

Easier to position

The new, innovative tabs on the upper and lower panels of the
respirator, along with the new 'grip' feature on the valve,
enable easier opening of the respirator to simplify the
positioning and adjustment on the face.

Learn more about the importance of fit

Durable design

More durable design

New braided headbands are strong and durable holding your respirator securely on your face and yet are comfortable upon your head.

Learn more about all the key features

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Third generation design

1990s – 3M introduced the Cool Flow™ valve demonstrating reduced breathing resistance and temperature inside the respirator.
1996 – 3M launched the first ever 3-panel disposable respirator, the 9300-Series.
2000s – 3M introduced a version with a “Shrouded valve”, designed to reduce cross contamination while offering the comfort benefits of an exhalation valve.
2011 – The second generation design; Aura™ 9300+ series with improved filter media and features designed to reduce eyewear fogging and improve compatibility with 3M eyewear.
2012 – A staple-free, blue version of Aura designed for the food market.
Now – Building further upon its predecessors, the third generation 9300+Gen3 series, with a new modern and stylish Cool Flow™ Comfort Valve, braided headbands and easy-to-use tabs.

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Find out more about the new technology in the 3M™ Aura™ 9300+Gen3 Series.

Product videos and testimonials

Interview with one of the inventors

  • Interview with valve developer

    Find out more about the advanced technology inside the 3M™ Aura™ 9300+Gen3 Series of disposable respirator from Chris Henderson, 3M Scientist.

    “It’s a great feeling to contribute to a product that protects people. Every time I see products being used in an industrial environment or on television etc., I feel proud I can contribute to people’s safety and health. You have an enormous amount of emotional involvement and commitment to a product and you always want to see people getting value from it.” – Chris Henderson, 3M Division Scientist.

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