COVID-19: West Midlands manufacturer to donate over 1,000 face shields to local NHS Trusts each week

 
ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, U.K. - April 6, 2020 - PRLog -- In the spirit of adapting to adversity and rising to the challenges of COVID-19, the team at Tecman Advanced Material Engineers are doing their bit to help.

Employees of the business, based in Leamington Spa, have united to develop a disposable face shield that will provide vital protection for healthcare staff.

Pulling together to support our NHS

Healthcare workers require protective equipment, such as face shields, masks and gloves, to protect themselves and their patients and to prevent the further spread of infection.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented demand for personal protection equipment (PPE) that supply chains are struggling to meet. This demand has created a global shortage of equipment that puts NHS workers and their patients at risk.

Around the UK, campaigns such as #PPE4NHS are driving donations of equipment from businesses into their local NHS trusts.

With a promise to donate over 1,000 CE-certified visors a week to the campaign, Tecman's response will help to protect thousands of vulnerable healthcare workers.

The new lightweight, disposable face shield has been developed to provide maximum protection and long-term comfort. Having been through rigorous testing, the visors will be available from mid-April and manufactured under the brand Tecman Advanced Healthcare Products.

The project has been led by Kevin Porter, Tecman's Technical Director: "This is a time for businesses to pull together to protect our healthcare workers and help to slow the spread of infection," says Kevin. "We are focused on producing an effective product with uncompromised safety. Our protective face shields are manufactured to CE standards and we're proud to be supporting our NHS in this time of need."

For more information about Tecman's advanced healthcare products, call 01926 337 466 or email sales@tecmanuk.com

NOTES FOR EDITORS

Tecman Advanced Material Engineers is a leading converter and manufacturer of advanced materials, with over 25 years' experience of providing components and services to the healthcare and medical sector.

Innovation is at the heart of Tecman's approach, and the company's knowledge, skills and expertise in material selection and engineering has led to several groundbreaking developments, including ventilator gaskets and diagnostic device components.

For more information on Tecman's involvement in the #PPE4NHS campaign, email Jo Talbot on jo.talbot@tecmanuk.com or call 01926 353384.

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