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How a Langley company went from making plastic food containers to medical grade face shields in less than a week (SPH)

Masks produced by Langley’s Packright Manufacturing Ltd. are assembled in an idled Port Coquitlam dance studio (Photo credit: Aldergrove Star)

Langley manufacturer Packright has come up with a creative solution to a shortage of elastic for the protective face shields worn by medical staff.

Their design uses rubber bands as a substitute, attached in a way that ensures they won’t break or snap.

Packright Manufacturing Ltd. CEO Colin Chiu told the Langley Advance Times the wait to get medical-grade elastic is currently running about 16 weeks, the result of massive buys by different purchasers on international markets.

Packright was able made a quick switch to making the much-needed face shields, developing a design with input from St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, then obtaining a federal “medical device establishment licence.”

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