Scottish Borders plant to help Covid-19 response with thousands of protective face shields

A garment hanger manufacturer and supplier has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by making protective face shields for frontline medical and care services at its Scottish plant in Jedburgh.

Production will begin at 8,000 protective face shields a day, with 1,000 being donated to a local hospital.
Production will begin at 8,000 protective face shields a day, with 1,000 being donated to a local hospital.

Mainetti said it was utilising its “expertise and technological capabilities” to re-engineer the business and produce the in-demand items on an industrial scale.

Production will begin at 8,000 protective face shields a day, with 1,000 being donated to the plant’s local hospital – Borders General Hospital in Melrose. Production can then be scaled up based on demand, it added.

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Nick Cranston, a spokesperson for Mainetti UK and EU, said: “The shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face shields, has been well-publicised and we’re fortunate that Mainetti has the capabilities to adapt our operations and produce these vital pieces of equipment.

“We all have a role to play in the fight against Covid-19 and we are working to respond to the surge in demand and deliver these protective face shields.”

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