Charpak develops innovative face visor for major NHS foundation

Silverstone Technology Cluster

15th June 2020

STC member Charpak Ltd has applied its expertise in bespoke plastics thermoforming to produce an innovative face visor in collaboration with a nationally recognised NHS hospital foundation.

The Huntingdon based business’s design team, under Director of Sales and Innovation, Justin Kempson, worked extensively with frontline medical staff to fully understand and analyse their needs.

The result has been a simple, cost effective visor manufactured using recycled plastic that is designed to maximise comfort when worn for extended periods.

At end of use, the visors are easily recycled thus avoiding waste plastics going into landfill or polluting rivers and oceans.

In addition, Charpak has introduced a surgical face mask clip designed to be worn on the back of the head, relieving pressure and pain in the ears following reports from medical staff.

Having been proven in the most demanding medical environment, Charpak face visors are now available for sale both direct from the factory and through a network of distributors.

Justin commented: “Helping and innovating is in our DNA, and the Covid-19 crisis has given us the opportunity to do our bit for society. We are enormously grateful for all the encouraging messages we have received over the last few months.”

Charpak is both ISO 9001 2015 and BRC accredited so all products are produced in a food-safe, hygienic environment and delivered completely sealed to the end customer.

The company’s concentration on cleanliness, accuracy and sustainability means its skills have been successfully transferred beyond its original market in food and drink – indeed, has come to operate highly effectively as well in automotive, medical, power electronics and high-performance engineering.

Recent innovations have allowed Charpak to produce re-usable and recyclable cost-effective rigid packaging to enormously exacting tolerances.

This enables customers to fully integrate robotic manipulation into their processes, resulting in significant productivity gains. Recent applications include the manufacture of lithium ion battery packs and electric vehicle components.

Experienced Charpak engineers are on hand to advise customers on no fault forward best practise and provide design solutions.





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