Three UK plastics manufacturers have joined forces to produce much-needed PPE visors for the hair and beauty sector.
Early on in the pandemic, Mechlam Precision Tooling a mould tool manufacturer based in Haydock, Merseyside, identified the rapidly increasing need for quality PPE.
The company was keen to support its wider community and concluded quality face shields would be in high demand for a long time to come.
The team produced laser cut PET sheet visors and set about designing a suitable headguard.
For producing the end product they collaborated with Fibrax Mouldings, an injection moulding company.
Selecting PP for the holder and TPE for the strap; both contained the high flow properties needed to successfully mould the headguard, whilst being touch safe and suitable for skin contact.
Silverate Plastics, manufacturer of masterbatches, developed attractive colouring and additives enhancing the properties of the plastic
The PPE visors are now being distributed directly to wholesalers operating in the hair and beauty industry.
Source:- British Plastics