Covid-19 Mask Manufacturers in Korea

South Korea has done a great job producing covid-19 test kits and COVID-19 masks since the outbreak’s first cases in Daegu, a city south of Seoul. Covid-19 mask manufacturers have exploded during covid increasing their sales by over 1,000%. In 2023, the demand for N95 masks has decreased, but there is still high demand in the US and the UK. This is because the N95 masks do a great job of filtering airborne particles that can carry the virus. The N95 equivalent masks in South Korea are the KF94 masks. These masks are critical for healthcare workers, teachers, and students looking to get back to school.

The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) has allowed the export of COVID-19 masks from Korea. The Korean government allows Covid-19 mask manufacturers to sell their masks freely under market rules for global export.

N95 Masks in the US and UK

Wearing masks is very common in South Korea and was never something done in the US or UK until Covid. Due to future pandemics, the US and the UK have made plans to start storing as much protective equipment as possible and have started to aggressively import N95 Masks from other countries. The only other country with excess supply at the moment are countries in Asia, especially South Korea. 

COVID-19 Masks in Korea 

Covid KoreaMasks are so abundant in South Korea that manufacturers want to export them to the global market. Life has pretty much gotten back to normal in South Korea. The Korean government has given tax relief for small businesses to help them as they recover from COVID-19. Since the demand is lower than the supply, many are looking abroad to find buyers. 

The standard government-rationed masks are sold retail for 1,500 won ($1). Many manufacturers sell N95 masks to global buyers for about $1. That seems to be the standard going rate for most masks. It could be possible to buy them for less, but buyers must do their due diligence. South Korea has resumed the export of face masks classified as KF94, the equivalent of US N95 masks

“The changes are expected to permit market mechanisms to take effect that can end excessive inventory issues faced by some manufacturers due to a drop in sales and make it possible for companies here to export their products to countries that are in need of South Korean-made masks,” said a KFDA official.

COVID-19 Masks from Korea are Ready to be Shipped to US and UK

Seoulz will continue to update this section as we find more and more suppliers in South Korea. Those looking for the highest quality COVID-19 masks in Korea should check back often. We will help you connect with these manufacturers in Korea so the masks can be shipped to the US or UK as quickly as possible. We will focus on companies in Korea that produce COVID-19 Masks that are FDA-approved and meet the standards of the N95 masks.


Source: Healmade

HEALMADE is a mask company in Korea that has gotten FDA approval for their FFP2-certified masks for export to the U.S. and Europe. To get FFP2, the company had to pass more than 20 tests and prove it could filter out more than 94% of aerosol content. The FFP2 mask tests were conducted by Europe’s certification body Conformite Europeenne in 2020. FFP2 Masks are the same grade as N95 and KF94 masks. In addition, it has gotten the US FDA’s approval as a surgical medical class 2 product and passed the multinational SGS product safety test for Substances of Very High Concern.


COVID-19 Masks in Korea

Shinwha Group Co. Ltd is the manufacturer of both KF94 and KF80 masks. Their PASS OVER MASK is a KF94 mask that is already FDA and KFDA-approved. The mask is 20.5cm by 7.6cm, and a box contains 25 individual masks. Shinwha has the infrastructure to produce these masks in bulk. They are expanding their business area to include B2G(government) beyond the B2C and B2B markets. Therefore, they will be able to ship their masks internationally to government organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom.

FDA Certified

Shinwha COVID-19 MasksOne-Q Antiviral Mask by Reno-Fec

COVID-19 Masks in KoreaReno-Fec is a specialized manufacturer of functional soft materials. They are the producers of One-Q, the world’s first micro-current antiviral mask with US FDA certification. Not only is it easy to breathe, but it also has excellent sterilizing properties. The mask is created by applying the nao-fusion wire technology of silver and copper. Wearers can see the copper wires, which help is crucial for offering 99.9% sterilization function even after being washed 100 times. The copper non-woven fabric blocks the growth of viruses and other harmful bacteria.

FDA Certified

FDA COVID-19 MasksThe copper ion-bonded fibers are what separates the One-Q mask from other COVID-19 masks in Korea. They choose copper because it is not only a safe, natural material but also the most powerful and non-toxic to humans. It can sustain antibacterial activity after repeated wear and tear due to moisture and drying. Incorporating copper into the mask is a major reason why the One-Q mask has been able to get FDA approval. They are now well-positioned to enter the US and UK markets.

Number One Guard Mask by Happy Day

Covid-19 Masks in Korea

Happy Day is working with exporter Blocks Avenue to provide FDA-approved KF94 and KF80 masks. The Ministry has approved these Food and Drug Safety masks for importation into the United States of America. It has passed all the testing requirements and has completed the FDA Medical Device Establishment Registration and Device Listing.


On the Lookout for FDA-approved COVID-19 Masks in Korea.

We are constantly looking for COVID-19 masks in Korea that have FDA approval and are ready to be shipped to the US and UK. Manufacturers interested in connecting with government bodies, schools, or hospitals, please send Seoulz your documents so we can look them over and add your masks to this list. The world needs access to reliable Covid-19 masks, and hopefully, South Korea can help those having trouble keeping up with the demand. South Korea has shown that life can get back to normal post-COVID-19. Let’s hope other countries can follow in South Korea’s footsteps.


John is the Co-Founder of Seoulz. He has covered the Korean startup & tech scene for over eight years and has written over 700 articles regarding the Korean startup ecosystem. He has brought global attention to Korea's tech scene using Google SEO. Email him at

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