SIRIM produces face shields, hand sanitisers for frontliners

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SHAH ALAM (April 7): To do its part to help frontliners in the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 spread in Malaysia, SIRIM Berhad (SIRIM) is producing and donating face shields and hand sanitiser to health clinics around Selangor.

Developed by its Smart Manufacturing Industrial Centre of Innovation, SIRIM in a statement said, 3D printing, filament deposition modeling (FDM)  and selective laser sintering (SLS) technologies were used in producing the face shields.

The hand sanitiser which contains 70% alcohol is developed by its Industrial Biotechnology Research Centre, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certified cosmetics factory which complies with the regulatory requirements set by the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Division.

“These items to be donated to the Selangor State Health Department (JKNS) are for distribution to medical personnel handling Covid-19 cases. 

"The researchers at SIRIM are grateful to the frontliners and in appreciation of their dedicated efforts in battling Covid-19, we feel compelled to find solutions to ensure their safety," the statement said.

SIRIM said, since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced on March 18, 4,000 bottles of hand sanitiser had been produced and were distributed to suppliers for hospital use.

At the same time, the Industrial Centre of Innovation is also helping to develop the Y Splitter, a  component for ventilators to treat Covid-19 patients, using 3D printing technology, the statement added.

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