A recyclable visor designed to protect against COVID-19 has received CE certification. The manKIND visor was developed by the nine manufacturers that comprise the Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN).

MAN has recently supplied its 50,000th visor and is hoping to double this figure over the coming three months. The CE mark means that the manKIND visor has been independently clinically approved.

Visors have proven popular during the pandemic, with hospitals healthcare facilities and a range of commercial organisations and charities opting to use them, due to them being comfortable, reusable and easy to assemble and clean.

The CE mark also means that the manKIND visor can now be added to the “Big Ask” campaign, headed by Medilink Midlands, which aims to use firms in the West Midlands to combat PPE shortages in the UK.

Project lead and Brandauer CEO Rowan Crozier said: “The CE certification is a big moment for us. We had already got the visors clinically tested, but this stamp of approval is crucial when working directly with some of the biggest companies in the world, not to mention Governments across the globe.”

“We can supply 1 to 5000 off a time, which means it is very flexible for smaller companies and charities. One of our largest purchases was from Make UK, who used the visors to protect their apprentices studying at its dedicated academy in Birmingham.”

“The manKIND visor is part of a wider Brandauer approach to supplying crucial PPE, including manufacturing 70 million nose clips per annum for medical face masks across the globe.”

“We’ve even successfully secured Innovate UK funding to come up with our own nose clip design and flexible tooling that will support increasing PPE demand and reshoring activities that will generate revenue for UK manufacturing.”

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