Plastic folding box manufacturer converts to face shield manufacturer
Printex Transparent Packaging is now manufacturing protective face shields for frontline workers
BURLINGTON, Ont. — Printex Transparent Packaging (PTP), a manufacturer of clear folding boxes for consumer goods, has re-tooled its facilities to produce face shield splash guard for frontline workers.
“When the outbreak happened, we had the materials and the equipment to produce face shields, we just needed a good design,” said company president David Dennison, in a prepared statement. “Within days, our designers in New York, Montreal and Burlington collaborated to come up with a great design that is efficient to produce using materials we already had in our manufacturing facilities.”
The Printex Transparent Packaging shield and strap are disposable. According to a company statement, the shield is lightweight and made entirely of recyclable materials. Line extensions now include shields for bump caps and hard hats as well as printing brand logos on the shield or head strap.
Subsequent to initially entering the safety shield market, producing its own design, the company has also been producing just the clear shield section for other manufacturers that provide their own head strap and assembly.