Health professional wearing a face mask

Leading British PPE manufacturer Tecman introduces new product lines

Having led the field in the production of PPE from the early days of Covid-19, Tecman Advanced Healthcare Products has revealed the results of its ongoing focus on product development.

In a recent survey carried out by the company, 73% of healthcare workers expressed concerns over wearer comfort – while a massive 90% were worried about the growing environmental impact of disposable PPE.

Prioritising these issues has led the West Midlands-based business to create two brand-new, high-quality ranges that address keyworker concerns.

Focus on sustainability

Tecman’s Type IIR face mask with an integrated visor provides ultimate wearer comfort. Their new product is manufactured from three-layered protective fabric with an integrated, optically clear visor with anti-fog properties.

The visor, which is ultrasonically welded to the mask, provides a comfortable fit, and is available with a choice of extra soft ear loops or ties that fit comfortably around surgical caps. Additionally, the compact product packaging reduces packaging waste, freight costs and storage space, whilst a significant proportion of the profits will be reinvested into Tecman’s R&D programme for the continued development of sustainable bio-sourced material technology. 

Meanwhile, Optec™, which is due to be launched next month, addresses the need for safe, comfortable protection that’s kinder to the environment and offers a low cost per wear.

The ergonomically designed, reusable face shield system is manufactured from biomaterial, engineered to reduce the build-up of bacteria and suitable for use with standard thermal washer-disinfectors or wiping clean.

Listening to wearer feedback

Since spring 2020, the Tecman team have been on a mission to make British-engineered face and eye protection the number one choice for the NHS – and wearer feedback plays a huge part.

Kevin Porter, Tecman’s Technical Director, said: “Our ongoing product development is aligned with market and customer feedback, and every stage of the design process reflects user needs.”

Tecman’s ongoing product development process focuses on the company’s 4 Pillars of Comfort:

  • all-day wearer comfort
  • performance to the highest standards of safety
  • sustainable design choices
  • cost-effective options for healthcare services

Thanks to the company’s high standards of quality, excellent technical support and fast delivery, Tecman’s products remain in great demand from distributors around the UK and beyond.

NHE July/August 21

NHE July/August 21

Prioritising staff wellbeing

NHE’s July/August 2021 edition focuses on some of the key, defining aspects of a successful, supported health service: Mental Health & Workforce. Elsewhere, we take on the incredibly topical Infection Prevention and address the role which Pharma will play in both our NHS and wider health environment.

Videos...

View all videos
National Health Executive Presents

National Health Executive Presents

NHE365 Virtual Festival: Net-Zero NHS

As was outlined by Sir Simon Stevens when the NHS announced their green plans back in 2020, 5,700 lives could be saved each year by improved air quality. Even more could see their overall health improve and be in a position to self-manage their conditions, rather than requiring NHS treatment. Covid-19 has already left the NHS with a sizeable treatment backlog, so anything which can be done to improve patient health and reduce demand is beneficial for all.

Working together, we can help the NHS realise its green ambitions as per the Net-Zero National Health Service report and its ambitious 2040 target. Join us on August 25, 2021 for our Net-Zero NHS event, where we will be joined by health sector leaders and innovators for a day of sharing best practice and networking.

Finger on the Pulse

Ep 14. Health messaging is a science, Professor Craig Jackson

On Episode 14 of NHE's Finger on the Pulse podcast, we're joined by Professor Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology
Birmingham City University to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, the health messaging around it and how those in power have missed a trick by overlooking the key role of psychology in informing the public of restrictions, measures and the ever-changing situation

More articles...

View all