We utilized our many miles of hook and loop fasteners and our large supply of adhesives. These were put down with a 6 axis robot, a computer controlled conveyor, and expensive glue application machinery which were doing construction materials prior to our shut down.
Many commercial face shields secure the shield with an elastic tape. As one ER doc said, "The last thing you want to have is a shield that slips and obscures your vision. You need to reach up and adjust it with your dirty glove." An elastic strap is either so tight it gives you a headache, or too loose and it slips; adjustments are difficult. Millennium utilizes a strap of loop around the brow fastened with a short piece of hook tape. Optionally a second loop tape may be run from the center of the forehead to the brow tapes where they fasten at the back of the head. This option may be of interest to those wearing other items like lights, or other head gear where a brow strap alone is not sufficient.. Since our Centennial System(TM) roofing has passed a wind tunnel test at 160mph we are confident this shield won't slip. For the easy installation and non slip fit see our video tab or https://youtu.be/agiGQ64JSkc
Also many shields use lightweight 7 mil plastic. Much of the inventory of PETG Millennium has secured is 40 mil, and the material, if not yet the shield, is FDA approved. ANSI Z87.1 Section 184.108.40.206 calls for a minimum thickness of 39.2 mils. We think thicker is better, even if some of ours will have to be lighter weight due to scarcity of materials. Our inventory of adult shields is light/medium (7, 10, 14 & 20 mil) and heavy (30 and 40 mil). Our inventory of kids shields is 14 and 20 mil.
We have thousands of adult shields in stock. We are turning most of our remaining inventory of plastic into kids shields, see www.mslate.rocks/shields As of August 20, 2020 we have hundreds of kids shields in inventory and are making more each week.
See www.mslate.rocks/shop for pricing on both adult and kid's shields.
On April 9, as amended April 13, 2020, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for Face Shields: https://www.fda.gov/media/136842/download We believe our shields are compliant with this regulation and our product insert on this can be seen at www.mslate.rocks/instructions Our cleaning instructions are here: www.mslate.rocks/cleaning
We'd like to thank Halco USA. In support of our efforts they have contributed enough hook and loop material to make several thousand Millennium shields.
We'd also like to thank NY based vendors. They are loyal Millennium vendors in better times, and have worked at a fever pitch in this pandemic:
And various individual donors and early full price purchasers of shields who plan to give them away to front line health care workers and service providers in their communities.
These various partnerships and contributions allow us to bring you more shields faster and cheaper.