comfort priority

healthcare workers’ comfort at the top of the agenda, with investment in the future of PPE

While many businesses have struggled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tecman Advanced Material Engineers has taken the opportunity to adapt in response to the crisis. Their brand-new range of CE marked face and eye protection products – developed with the comfort of healthcare workers at its heart – is catapulting the business to new levels of innovation.

The Leamington-based manufacturer has already opened a new site that is dedicated to the production of healthcare products such as protective face shields for NHS workers.

The new West Midlands-based premises includes 10,000 square feet of storage, a new automation system to streamline production, and state-of-the-art machinery to boost manufacturing capacity.

This latest investment includes a brand new, dedicated production line, enabling the business to produce over 1 million CE marked, disposable shields each week, under the name Tecman Advanced Healthcare Products.

Comfort is key

Not content with this remarkable achievement, the team at Tecman are planning for a new generation of protective personal equipment (PPE) with improved comfort levels – and they’re involving UK healthcare workers in the development process.

Optical grade film used in the manufacturing process of the face shields visor

Optical grade film used in the manufacturing process of the face shields visor.

In order to create the best possible protective products, the team at Tecman are setting up focus groups to consult healthcare workers on their comfort needs and concerns. The resulting feedback will be incorporated throughout every step of the design process.

These ambitious plans support Tecman’s long-term vision to become a global leader in the development and manufacture of face and eye protection.

Quality and safety

Every product in Tecman’s face and eye protection range will meet the same standards as the disposable face shield, which complies with stringent British standards, CE marked EN166:2001 and incorporates both optical grade film and medical grade materials.

Face Shield designed with soft PPE headband for comfort

Headband designed for long term comfort using soft PPE foam.

Tecman’s Technical Director, Kevin Porter, commented: “Developing and manufacturing effective products to support frontline workers has already enabled us to protect tens of thousands of healthcare workers. This next step will position Tecman firmly on the road to becoming a world leader in the manufacture of face and eye protection.”

About Tecman

Tecman Advanced Material Engineers is a leading converter and manufacturer of advanced materials, with over 25 years’ experience of providing components and services to the healthcare and medical sector.

Innovation is at the heart of Tecman’s approach, and the company’s knowledge, skills and expertise in material selection and engineering has led to several groundbreaking developments, including ventilator gaskets and diagnostic device components.

For more information about developments in PPE from Tecman Advanced Healthcare Products  – call 01926 353384 or email

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