Canadian Manufacturing

CKF launches face shields in support of fight against COVID-19

The face shields are made from recycled PET

April 14, 2020  by CM Staff

CKF Face Shield. PHOTO: CKF Inc.

On April 14, CKF Inc., a Canadian-owned manufacturer of moulded pulp, foam and recycled PET plastic (rPET) products for retail, food service and packaging, launched a newly developed face shield to help protect front line medical workers and essential services.

Best known for manufacturing the Royal Chinet brand, CKF designed the face shields from rPET.

The face shields can be assembled in 60 seconds and will be available from CKF’s Delta, B.C., and Rexdale, Ont., locations, according to a company statement.

The shields come with assembly instructions and are available in cases of 144 — 6 bags of 24 — so they can be distributed to individual departments or locations.

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“We all heard the call of front line medical workers for much needed PPE so our staff got to work,” said Ian Anderson, president of CKF., Inc., in a prepared statement. “They quickly mobilized resources, reached out to our trusted suppliers and developed a plan to re-deploy our manufacturing capacity to produce the much need face shields”.

Full production of the face shields is set to start later this week with capacity for up to 1 million face shields per month.