As the world is grappling with the pandemic, companies have transformed their manufacturing lines to make medical supplies like masks and medical shields. Nike, too, is in it and it is doing so in a very clever way.
Interestingly, Nike’s version of the full-face shield uses collar padding for shoes, cords for apparel and TPU component of a Nike signature – the Nike Air soles.
The result is a three-part full-face shield that is manufactured in a streamlined nine-step process. The aforementioned TPU will also be used to produce new lenses for air-purifying respirator (PAPR) helmets.
The medical devices are made by Nike’s Air Manufacturing Innovation (Air MI) facilities in Oregon and Missouri.
Nike has revealed that it has delivered the first shipment of donated full-face shields and PAPR lenses to OHSU on Friday, April 3, 2020.
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