3M approved organic vapors/acid gases cartridge for half & full facepiece respirators series 6000, 7000 & FF-400. Sold in pairs.


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3M NIOSH 42 CFR 84 approved cartridge for organic vapours and acid gases. These cartridges are compatible with 3M half facepiece and full facepiece respirators series 6000, 7000 and Ultimate-FX (FF-400). Sold in pairs, 30 pairs/case.

3M 6000 series cartridges are made of active charcoal which is one of the most efficient and cost-effective method of filtering airborne contaminants on the market. 3M 6003 cartridges have been designed to protect one from organic vapours such as xylene, benzene, spray paint, pesticides and acid gases such as chlorine dioxide (ClO), sulfur dioxide (SO), hydrogen fluoride (HF), hydrochloric acid (HCl) and many others. The 6003 cartridges for acid gases can protect one from hydrogen sulfide (HS) for a limited time. Without the right equipment, HS is extremely hazardous. These cartridges are meant to protect one in case of emergency evacuation due to a release of hydrogen sulfide. One must of course, throw away the cartridges exposed to that gas. CAUTION: 6003 cartridges don’t protect one from carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO). If one has to work in an environment that may contain those two gases, one has to find another way to protect himself.

Use for:
This type of cartridge is ideal for chemical and petrochemical manufacturing, laboratory work, aluminum smelting and paper manufacturing.

Do not use for:
Do not use on a beard and other facial hair or if the user suffers from a condition that prevents him from having direct contact with the respirator’s sides. One should never use a respirator regardless of the type of cartridge in use whenever concentrations of gases and vapours exceed 10 times the admissible limit set by the CNESST or any other regulation applicable. Avoid sandblasting and oxygen deprived environments (an atmosphere with less than 19,5 % oxygen).

Maintenance and service life:
Studies have shown that in case of contaminant mixture, all vapours are absorbed simultaneously by the granulated charcoal inside the cartridges. One must take into account the presence of a contaminant mixture since the most volatile solvent will saturate the cartridge. The cartridge service life and one’s degree of protection will then depend on the concentration and the nature of the contaminants in the air.

One may store its cartridges in an airtight bag or container since even when not in use, the cartridge absorb whatever contaminant there may be in the air.

Since this is a disposable product, there is no maintenance. The manufacturer’s limitations must be followed.

Type of productSafety equipment
Main categoryPersonal protection
Sub categoryRespiratory protection
Sub sub category3M respirators and cartridges
Name of the productCartridge
Series of productsFor 7800S, FF-400, 7000, 5000, 7500, 6500, 6000 series respirators
Product codeR6003
Approved/CertifiedMeets NIOSH
Country of originUnited State of America
Maintenance freeDisposable product
Type of connectionBayonet type connector
Carbon filterWith carbon filter
Protection against gases and vaporsProtects against organic vapours and acid gases
Useful life1825 Days
Cartridge color codeYellow
Material1Active charcoal
Length (in/cm)7.25 in / 18.4 cm
Width (in/cm)4.25 in / 10.79 cm
Height (in/cm)1.5 in / 3.81 cm
Weight (lb/kg)0.45 lb / 0.20 Kg
Sold byPair
Return conditionsNo returnable if used. For more information about our return policy, please refer to the "Orders and Returns" link on the home page


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