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Waterloo, Ont. manufacturer develops new PPE solution



The Canadian Shield has developed the Vizor, an eye shield made of 100 per cent recyclable plastic that attaches to face masks.

The Waterloo, Ont.-based medical device manufacturer has filed a patent application for its proprietary PPE solution, which is targeted at front-line workers in manufacturing facilities, hospitals, health care setting, etc.

Available in compact, flat-packed packages of 50, the slim profile of the Vizor is a space-saver on the front lines, the company says.

The ability to separate the Vizor from the mask body means that the Vizor can be fully recycled.

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The Canadian Shield has heavily invested in manufacturing over the past year to produce not only products, but also Made-in-Canada medical mask manufacturing automation lines and machine vision systems equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) technology capabilities.