Shell has joined forces with engineering, 3D printing and injection-moulding experts from across Europe to form a ‘cohort’ helping to provide vital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the healthcare sector.

The group is pooling expertise and resources to quickly develop and manufacture much needed medical equipment.

As part of its contribution, Shell UK is set to deliver around 2,500 reusable face visors from the group to the NHS Grampian Trust in Aberdeen, Scotland. This follows requests from NHS Trusts for help with supplementing existing PPE supplies.

The visors are being produced through injecting-moulding and will be re-usable, which is especially important when PPE is in such high demand. The visor design has been modified and tested by cohort members working closely with NHS Trusts to make sure it fits stringent medical requirements.

Jane Lindsay-Green, from the Shell UK COVID-19 response team, said: “We are proud that we can play a role to support the NHS by supplying vital PPE. As a group, we are now exploring other opportunities, for example 3D printed PPE, to help with the fight against COVID-19.”

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