PPE Face Visor manufacture in record time
At 1st Packaging we specialise in the supply of die cut of sheeted P.E.T and with the Covid-19 (Corona Virus) crisis we have rapidly developed P.E.T Face Visors with one of our customers. All the material we use is BRC/IOP food grade P.E.T for use in the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and medical products and is Optically Clear so it made sense to look into the manufacture of PPE Face Visors. We also have a specialised plastic to manufacture an anti-fogging PPE Face Visor. Our die cut PPE Face Shields are supplied nationwide to companies in tens of thousands per week and are currently capable of producing 150,000 per week given 3 weeks’ notice. Here is how the story unfolded:
- Friday afternoon: The story starts on a Friday afternoon at 5.20 pm and concludes with us delivering finished goods by Sunday lunch time. At 5.20 pm on the Friday our sales team took a call from a customer urgently requiring a price, and even more urgent delivery, of die cut PPE Face Visors made from P.E.T. Recognising the urgency of this request we did our research and supplied detailed costings by 10.30 pm; the customer instantly agreed to push ahead with the project.
- Saturday: Saturday morning we contacted our tool maker at home who again recognised the urgency of this project, took our rough sketches and drew up the concept. An accurate C.A.D sample was produced, also a vector line drawing for approval. Work continued through Saturday until 10 pm to manufacture the tooling required for the machine to stamp out the shapes. Fortunately we hold high levels of stocks for our customers of specific grades and with many tonnes of material in varying thicknesses in our warehouse, we were able to give a delivery commitment of 48 hours.
- Sunday: The tool was taken to our production facility very early on Sunday morning and by 11.30am had made over 4,500 PPE Face Visors and by 12.00 they had been delivered to front line workers.
Plastic often gets a bad press but for the right application it is invaluable. We are simply happy to be able to support our front line healthcare workers and hope everyone can stay safe during these testing times.
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Our PPE visors are available in three specification, to buy them online visit Staysafevisor.co.uk