New product is now on the market
(Biddeford, Maine) – Thermoformed Plastics New England (TPNE) has designed a new face shield called FaceShield Plus ™. The new face shield allows for a high-quality band with replaceable face shields. The idea to reduce waste and bring costs down came to TPNE general manager Paul Tyson while working with Robert Stoddard, his operations manager. Tyson noted that many of the 3D printed headbands would break over time. After talking with his staff Tyson said it was clear that rapid development of a new product was necessary. Tyson said, “We were looking for a longer-term solution that was less expensive and more efficient and we found it in the design and execution using injection molding for Faceshields Plus ™
The injection molded headband is produced using white polypropylene and is fastened with a white silicone adjustable strap. Each head band comes with 20 replacement shields. Tyson added, “We have been able to bring costs down on this product because the user retains the headband and silicone strap. What would usually cost 3-4 dollars per use can be brought down as low as 65 cents a use. There are obvious benefits to the environment by not continually discarding the head bands and swapping out the face shields.”
TPNE has been a leader in Maine donating more than 16 thousand face shields since the Covid 19 crisis erupted. This latest product line will address the still persistent need for product and will make it affordable across multiple situations.
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TPNE was started by Paul Tyson in 2003. TPNE is proud to support companies in a wide range of industries particularly medical, telecommunications, automotive and electronic. Our customers are located throughout the country and overseas.