In the Italian scenario, many companies are converting part of their production into devices to deal with the emergency, continuing to develop projects for the community that can improve situations of coexistence with Coronavirus. Negri Bossi who since April 9, 2020 has been using two injection machines to produce masks for the community through the help of the Lombard Civil Protection to counter the spread of COVID‐19, the most serious pandemic of this beginning of the century, is working in collaboration with another all‐Italian company: COMPLASTIC Srl.
The company born in 1984 from the business idea of Salvatore D’Alise today has a 2000 sq. m plant in the Maddaloni Valley in the province of Caserta and specialises in thermoplastic molding and patented coinfection mainly for the Automotive, Food sectors, Textile and Personal Protective Equipment.
With strong know‐how in the plastic molding sector, Complastic Srl is developing a project to produce glasses and a face shields thanks to an injection molding machine delivered by Negri Bossi to the company in record time. This project was funded by Invialia for the Cura Italia decree in order to deal with the emergency of Covid‐19.
The aim is, therefore, to convert part of the production into the molding of glasses and DPI / DM screens; at present, the procedures required by the Legislative Decree itself for PPE are in progress. (reference D.L. 17 March 2020 n. 18, art. 16, c. 2.).
The design of the two objects produced fully reflects the characteristics required by the EN166: 2004 standards, in addition, efforts have been made to give maximum transparency to the glasses also on the side, so that the wearer’s visual field is not diminished and with the purpose to decrease the mental tiredness caused by the use of the object for many consecutive hours.
In the work area for the project at the Complastic Srl company, the expected productivity at full capacity will be 2000 pieces per day for both glasses and face shield.
All this has been possible thanks to a symbiotic work, as well as with Negri Bossi also with ADM who made the mold of the glasses, with Moretto SpA who supplied the ancillaries of the machine (Polymer dehumidification plant, granulation plant that molds thermoregulation), with the supplier of the raw material AT & Service srl (Pastorano ‐ CE) and that of the packaging, Paper Sun Sas.