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‘Apprentice Power’ helps Brandauer secure £500,000 ‘nose clip’ reshoring opportunity

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6th April 2021

The power of young minds has played a key role in the launch of a new modular tooling approach that is enabling the rapid development of new nose clip designs for use in face coverings all over the world. Brandauer, one of the UK’s leading metal pressings and stamping specialists, has employed six apprentices in […]

West Midlands manufacturer Tecman develop Optec™ sustainable biomaterial face shield system for the NHS

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11th March 2021

Medilink Midlands member, Tecman Advanced Healthcare Products is leading the field in the development of sustainable high-quality, British-made PPE with Optec™ – a new biomaterial reusable face shield system designed to help the NHS reach it’s carbon emission reduction targets. At the start of Covid-19, the urgent need for safe and comfortable PPE to protect […]

West Midlands manufacturer launching Optec®sustainable biomaterial face shield system

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26th February 2021

Tecman Advanced Healthcare Products is once more leading the field in the development of high-quality, British-made PPE with Optec® – a new biomaterial reusable face shield system designed to help the NHS reach it’s carbon emission reduction targets. At the start of Covid-19, the urgent need for safe and comfortable PPE to protect frontline healthcare […]

Recyclable visor to fight COVID-19 receives CE mark

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28th January 2021

CE certification for manKIND visor as manufacturing collective targets 100,000 sales A group of nine manufacturers, who developed a new recyclable visor to be used in the fight against Covid-19, is celebrating a major milestone in style by securing CE certification for the product. The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN), which comprises eight sub-contract specialists and […]

Midlands manufacturers complain they are being locked out of NHS PPE contracts

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13th November 2020

A consortium of Midlands businesses has slammed the UK Government for providing what it has labelled ‘inadequate and inappropriate’ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sourced from abroad during the Coronavirus crisis and is calling for Ministers to stop overlooking UK manufacturers that have both the capacity and capability to produce vital equipment. The Midlands PPE Collective […]

Midlands Manufacturer Awarded EN 13795 For UK Made PPE

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3rd November 2020

Staff and Turnover growth following Wearwell’s  Investment and achievement in producing certified PPE Gowns   Tamworth based Wearwell (UK) Ltd, a UK manufacturer of workwear and PPE, has become one of the first manufacturers in the country to be awarded EN 13795 certification, alongside the CE mark, for its UK made disposable surgical gown. Approached via Medilink […]

Keele contributes to national Covid-19 response

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8th September 2020

Medilink member Keele University has impressively supported their local community in response to COVID-19.

B2B Opportunity – Distributor required for the development of sales of an EN166 standard protective visor

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31st July 2020

Leading manufacturer and supplier of quality cable and network connectivity solutions in search of a distributor to list and distribute an EN166 standard Visor (Hela-Vis).

B2B Opportunity – distributor for the development of sales of an innovative anti-microbial multifunctional hand-held device

14th July 2020

A Distributor / Promotional Merchandiser is required to list and distribute a multifunctional handle. EasyDoorTM can be considered as a Personal Protective Equipment containing an antimicrobial additive.

B2B Opportunity – Supplier of Medical grade spun-bonded fabric for medical gowns

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16th June 2020

A Midlands medical gown manufacturer requires medical grade coated polypropylene spun-bonded fabric for the manufacture of surgical and isolation gowns to fulfill NHS contracts.

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