Irish company develop ground-breaking antimicrobial face shield
An Irish based company has developed a groundbreaking antimicrobial face shield, focused on protecting workers across a range of industries against the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
3D Technology Ltd., based in Galway, is a leading provider of 3D printing solutions and has successfully developed a number products in response to the COVID-19 pandemic including respirator parts, face shields and custom 3D printers.
In response to the easing of restrictions and the re-opening of many businesses, the company has now launched an innovative antimicrobial face shield that not only reduces the spread of COVID-19 but also includes a self-sterilising brow guard that eliminates the need to autoclave for cleaning purposes. According to 3D Technology founder James Wall this new product is a game changer in terms of PPE for frontline workers.
‘’This is our newest face shield and it is the only one of its kind on the market. The material has an integrated active ingredient which makes it effective against microbial growth, therefore it will not need to be sterilised or autoclaved. This means companies can save time while relieving any concerns with regards to contamination.’’
In addition to providing increased protection against COVID-19 the face shields also include a number of features that have proven popular amongst customers including a light weight design, super clear visor and durable construction.
Central to the design of the new antimicrobial face shield have been MedScan3D, a sister company of 3D Technology Ltd. who have played a leading role in the development of the product. Johannes Werner, lead designer of the new face shield, is anticipating strong uptake.
“Since concept stage, the shield was designed with the objective of achieving clinical sign off which has now been attained. The antimicrobial headband is a key selling point of the shield, something that is unique to this particular product.”
As companies across the world begin to return staff to the workplace, protection against COVID-19 will remain a critical element of planning. It is clear that face shield protection is becoming more and more commonplace, and with the launch of their antimicrobial face shield 3D Technology Ltd. are anticipating significant demand across a wide array of industries.
Colour and Size: Blue; 28cm wide; 21cm long