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Dow develops simplified, lightweight design for face shields to help protect healthcare professionals, shares open-source design to encourage additional production

  • 1.  Dow develops simplified, lightweight design for face shields to help protect healthcare professionals, shares open-source design to encourage additional production

    Posted 04-21-2020 17:26

    Dow develops simplified, lightweight design for face shields to help protect healthcare professionals, shares open-source design to encourage additional production

    • Vastly simplified, two-piece design helps accelerate production rates
    • Dow will produce and donate 100,000 face shields to support Michigan hospitals
    • Dow is looking for fabricators to accelerate production to address PPE shortages. Interested parties should email Dow at facshld@dow.com

    The face-shield design is very flexible, allowing for the shields to be produced from a variety of readily available polymers, and can be cut using several high throughput technologies, such as water, laser and die cutting techniques. It is also simple and lightweight, comprised of just two pieces – a shield and forehead cushion – which eliminates multi-component assembly that can slow production, allowing for faster distribution.

    Companies and individuals interested in producing face shields can access the design file online. Dow is also seeking to partner with other companies with film manufacturing and cutting capabilities to continue to develop this critical PPE. Please contact us at facshld@dow.com if you are interested.

    <Read the full news release>


    For further information, please contact:
     
    Kyle Bandlow
    989.638.2417
    kbandlow@dow.com


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    Susie Landes
    Dow

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