Laser remote cutting of innovative face shields

"IWShield": Shielding droplets effectively and easily

News – Fraunhofer IWS Dresden /

The COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges for many parts of society. Very acutely, these include the personal protection of special professional and personal groups who are daily exposed to the danger of direct virus infection. Masks and face shields are an additional supporting tool to reduce the risk of droplet infection via the mucous membranes of eyes, nose and mouth. Basing on the laser remote cutting technology, Fraunhofer IWS has developed a solution for a fast and environmentally friendly production of an innovative face shield: the Intense Wearable Shield ("IWShield").