Plastic-IT Develops Innovative Face Shields to Aid Return to Work

Plastic-IT has designed, developed, prototyped and is manufacturing an innovative face shield that can be used in a variety of environments from healthcare through to retail. 

Businesses across the country are preparing to open their doors again towards the middle of June, and are busy implementing health and safety procedures to safeguard their employees and customers. To aid this return to work while maintaining a safe working environment for staff, Plastic-IT developed the Salutem Face Shield.

SALUTEM Face ShieldThe Salutem Face Shield protects the wearer from any coughs or sneezes from other people from entering their nasal passage, mouth and most importantly, eyes. Face masks only protect others from the wearer. Salutem Face Shields are lightweight and comfortable, enabling them to be worn for extended periods. It also features an anti-fog coating and an optically clear field of vision and is designed to be suitable for people who wear spectacles.

Managing Director, Richard Webster says: “After months of lockdown, businesses are understandably eager to open.  With lead times on social distancing screens and other plastic protective screens getting ever longer as demand increases, a Salutem Face Shield will enable businesses to mobilise quickly and safely, giving confidence to both customers and employees. The shields offer user protection at all times when they are worn.

“We have given samples of Salutem Face Shield to local NHS trusts, retailers and janitorial suppliers, and the feedback has been very encouraging.  Compared to other visors, we believe our Salutem Face Shield provides better protection from contracting the virus, is more comfortable to wear and offers a more cost-effective solution for employees returning to the workplace.” 

SALUTEM Face Shields are manufactured here in the UK and meet the requirements for PPE according to Annex II of PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and BS EN166:2002.

For more information, or to request a sample call 01743 213 007 or visit

+44 (0) 1743 213007

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