Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam has designed and started production of protective face shields to help prevent the spread of C-19.
The company’s response to the current huge demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) is aimed at Italy’s Phase 2 lockdown, where certain activities are permitted only when using adequate protective devices. Production will run in parallel with Tecnam’s ongoing aircraft manufacturing activities.
The Tecnam TFS (Face Shield) provides eye protection against droplets and sprays of fluids containing biological agents, while also protecting the nose and mouth from direct inhalation of biological matter that may contain the coronavirus.
Also being developed is a version of the shield that can be equipped with air intake filters, for those environments where air filtration is necessary in addition to protection from fluids containing biological matter.
Tecnam TFS features:
- Full protection for face: eyes, nose and mouth
- Reusable and recyclable
- Comfortable and ergonomic
- Able to be used while wearing spectacles
- Latex free and solvent free
- Washable and can be sterilized using ethylene oxide
- A surgical or FFP mask can be accommodated beneath the device.
Tecnam’s managing director Giovanni Pascale said, “In difficult times like these, companies such as Tecnam need to do their part. Protecting our first responders and healthcare workers has never been more important.
“We’ve marshalled the best resources of Tecnam to focus on immediately installing the production capacity for making PPE and supporting those most in need on the frontline of this pandemic.
“We are also pleased to provide a transparent device able to let everyone’s smile be visible once again!”