How We Went From Designing Retail Displays to Producing Face Shields During COVID-19
Updated: Jun 2, 2020
Yups - you read that right. POP Specialist Malaysia is shifting its focus to produce our own version of splash face shield during COVID-19 pandemic and this is the story of how it all happened.
You’ve obviously heard that Malaysia - in fact, almost the whole world! - is on lock down and many non-essential businesses like ours were required to stop operations for the moment. For the first few days, I took it as time off and spent my days watching COVID-19 news as well as reading up on it on the Internet. There really wasn’t much that we could do during the Restricted Movement Order (RMO). I was in constant contact with some friends, keeping up with how they were coping with the New Normal and just basically keeping each others’ spirits up.
A few days into lock down, I received an email from a friend about protective face shields. It was really interesting to read and got me thinking: We have the right equipment; can we produce our own version? The same friend who sent that email also mentioned that this was something he would like to explore with us to help support the healthcare workers in Malaysia where these protective face shields were obviously a necessity to better protect them in their day to day during this pandemic.