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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