Having led the field in the production of PPE from the early days of Covid-19, Tecman Advanced Healthcare Products has revealed the results of its ongoing focus on product development.
In a recent survey carried out by the company, 73% of healthcare workers expressed concerns over wearer comfort – while a massive 90% were worried about the growing environmental impact of disposable PPE.
Prioritising these issues has led the West Midlands-based business to create two brand-new, high-quality ranges that address keyworker concerns.
Focus on sustainability
Tecman’s Type IIR face mask with an integrated visor provides ultimate wearer comfort. There new product is manufactured from three-layered protective fabric with an integrated, optically clear visor with anti-fog properties.
The visor, which is ultrasonically welded to the mask, provides a comfortable fit, and is available with a choice of extra soft ear loops or ties that fit comfortably around surgical caps. Additionally, the compact product packaging reduces packaging waste, freight costs and storage space, whilst a significant proportion of the profits will be reinvested into Tecman’s R&D programme for the continued development of sustainable bio-sourced material technology.
Meanwhile, Optec™, which is due to be launched next month, addresses the need for safe, comfortable protection that’s kinder to the environment and offers a low cost per wear.
The ergonomically designed, reusable face shield system is manufactured from biomaterial, engineered to reduce the build-up of bacteria and suitable for use with standard thermal washer-disinfectors or wiping clean.
Listening to wearer feedback
Since spring 2020, the Tecman team have been on a mission to make British-engineered face and eye protection the number one choice for the NHS – and wearer feedback plays a huge part.
Kevin Porter, Tecman’s technical director, said: “Our ongoing product development is aligned with market and customer feedback, and every stage of the design process reflects user needs.”
Tecman’s ongoing product development process focuses on the company’s 4 Pillars of Comfort:
Thanks to the company’s high standards of quality, excellent technical support and fast delivery, Tecman’s products remain in great demand from distributors around the UK and beyond.
Source: Tecman tecmanuk.com