Desk Shields and Table Shields Added to PPE Product Line
Insul-Fab, based in Coppell, Texas, is typically manufacturing parts for Original Equipment Manufacturers of HVAC equipment, commercial aircraft and computer companies. But during the Covid-19 pandemic, a line of personal protective equipment (PPE) was released to help protect U.S. healthcare workers and citizens. After starting with medical face shields, dental face shields, and non-surgical isolation gowns, the FDA registered company engineered and began producing Desk Shields and Table Shields for classroom and lunchroom use as the country returns to school.
CEO, Shelby Ricketts, worked with his engineering and production teams to deploy a free-standing desktop isolation device, called the IF DESK SHIELD for students. Each trifold desk shield is made from durable white corrugated plastic with three transparent polycarbonate windows for visibility. They are portable and safely free-stand on a table or desk to isolate an individual student. "Once we showed our concept to local educators and administrators, we were overwhelmed by the response. There is clearly a unmet need to implement measures keep our students safe, and we're glad to support that need", Ricketts said.
The IF DESK SHIELD product is currently in mass production and being shipped to fulfill direct orders from Texas school districts and private schools. They are also available in limited quantities through the company's Amazon storefront.
The next product being released is a similar device for tabletops in an "X" configuration to isolate four students at a classroom or lunchroom table. The IF TABLE SHIELD is made from the same materials and maintains the feature of being free-standing, which dramatically simplifies installation and use. These can also be purchased through the company's Amazon storefront, or may be ordered directly from Insul-Fab.
InsulFab Table Shield on YouTube: https://youtu.be/77_XAchiK6Q
InsulFab Desk Shield on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cnlGzPPzKdo
Insul-Fab is a Division of Concote Corporation, headquartered in Coppell, Texas, a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth. It employs over 200 people between its three locations in Coppell, Tyler, Texas and Monterrey, Mexico. It has over 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space dedicated to manufacturing a variety of insulating materials for the HVAC, Aerospace, Defense, Medical and Original Equipment Manufacturing industries.