Used mainly to protect against solvents, such as those in oil based paints. Others would include paint thinner, lacquer thinner, turpentine and fuel vapors. Also absorbs bad smells. Ideal for non-urethane spray painting (urethane paints that contain isocyanates which cannot be filtered out). Attaches to the 3M 6000 and 7500 series masks. For paint spray and pesticide applications, use with a prefilter such as the 5P71 or 5N11 and filter retainer 501.
For e6000 glue we recommend this cartridge with the 3M full face mask respirator or the 3M 6000 half facepiece respirator making sure you have good ventilation.
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3M Organic Vapor Cartridge (Pair) 6001 - Video
3M 6001 Organic Vapor Cartridge Video Transcript
Hi this is Rick Pedley and welcome to PK Safety Supply. Today we're going to look at the 3M 6001 Organic Vapor Cartridge.
The 3M 6001 comes in a sealed bag -- I've cut the top off here -- let me show you. It's very important that this bag be sealed. Some organic vapors can be absorbed straight out of the air. So when you're done using them, keeping them in a Ziploc bag would be a good idea to extend their lives.
So what we've got here is a plastic cartridge containing granulated charcoal. This granulated charcoal is held between this little plastic grid, and behind that there's a fabric there. The fabric is only intended to hold the granules in place. It's not intended to be a dust filter. There is actually a dust filter that can go on top of this, the 5M115P71, which is held on with a retainer, but we'll look at that in another video.
So what is an organic vapor cartridge good for? That's a good question. So, when we're thinking about organic vapors, we're primarily thinking about solvents. That's the thing that comes up most often. So if I'm doing paint spray, for instance, and I've got a solvent-based paint, this is going to absorb that. If I'm working on something like a latex paint, it's going to absorb the odors from that. The thing to remember about this cartridge is that as things go through it, is that unlike a filter, a cartridge absorbs like a sponge. So as it goes through, it's going to soak up what it can. This means two things. First, there's only so much it can absorb at one time. Think of water running over a sponge. If you drip it on, no problem. If you turn the tap on too fast, it's going to overwhelm it and the water is just going to run over the side. The same basic thing happens here. If the organic vapors get too dense -- let's say if you're using a sort of solvent or paint in an enclosed room -- you can get to the point where the concentration is so high that this thing can't absorb it. That's the first thing. The second thing is that over a period of time, the cartridge can absorb only so much. That is, there's only so much absorbent surface inside here, and it doesn't dry out. You can't recharge them or air them out. That doesn't work, chemical bonds are involved and the surface gets used up.
So they call them trapezoidal in shape because they're narrow at one end, larger at the other. When you put them on to either the 6000 Full Face Mask or Half Mask or the 7500 series half mask, there's a connector on the back. This sort of connector is called a bayonet connector because you mount it with a quarter turn to get it on the mask. We looked at that in another video. It's pretty simple and easy to do. It fits on the mask quite readily and there's a swept back design so that the larger portion of the cartridge is out of your view.
The units come with a little instructional sheet, and that's it. There you go! A very popular product. We sell a ton of these! Thank you very much for looking in!
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|Protection From||Organic Vapors|
- Blocks even penetrating epoxy Review by Nancy
I use these cartridges when applying penetrating epoxy to wood on our old schooner. Do not get even a whiff of the toxic fumes. Easy to breathe.
(Posted on 10/1/2015)
- Great choice for organics Review by Carey
Original filters were organics and particulates, which had some resistance to the air flow by necessity. These are easier breathing if you have no need for a particulate filter.
(Posted on 9/30/2014)
- Necessary Evil... works! Review by Dave
An easy to replace filter to keep your lungs healthy under many adverse conditions.
Easy to use. added safety.
(Posted on 8/15/2013)
- Organic Vapor Cartridge 3M 6001 Review by Randy Royea
Great respiration system...Easy breathing
Minimal restriction of air flow,,,Great design
(Posted on 8/15/2013)
- Great Experience Review by Barbara Shank
Fit was great, just as described. Will order again in the future from PK Safety
Fair Price, order arrives on or before promised.
(Posted on 8/15/2013)
- Great for epoxy resin Review by Betsy
I've used these filters for resin and spray paint for the last year. As long as the mask is tight enough, not one bit of fumes come through the filter.
Good quality filter
(Posted on 8/15/2013)
- Use these daily Review by John S.
We use these daily in our auto body shop for painting. They are good at keeping paint fumes out of your lungs.
(Posted on 4/19/2013)
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It's not the respirator, but more so the cartridge that will protect you from Formaldehyde. This is the cartridge that will help with your application:
0voteA: So long as you're working with low levels of the vapors this cartridge should provide protection. Please make sure you're in a well ventilated area, if the area is enclosed we have blowers that will help.
0voteA: Cartridges like this are filled with activated charcoal. They can lose their effectiveness over time when exposed to vapors or other impurities in the ambient air. Here is a link to a blog post that explains How to extend the life of your cartridges.
0voteA: Mold has two parts we need protection from - spores (particles) and vapors. The 3M 6001 cartridge protects from vapors but not spores.
For mold protection using a 3M mask, we recommend either the 3M 2097 Particulate/Organic Vapor Filter or the 3M 60926 Multi-Gas P100 Cartridge.
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