Detectamet beats PPE supply issues by manufacturing in-house

By James Ridler

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Detectamet has taken PPE manufacturing in-house to beat shipping delays
Detectamet has taken PPE manufacturing in-house to beat shipping delays

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UK food safety business Detectamet has tackled personal protective equipment (PPE) supply issues by heavily investing the production of its own protective gear.

The company’s investment will allow it to manufacture its own detectable and non-detectable non-woven mob caps and beard snoods.

By manufacturing PPE in house, Detectamet hoped to significantly reduce lead times for its customers and be far less reliant on overseas suppliers – and consequently, less vulnerable to shipping delays.

This investment also allows Detectamet to offer their distributor network an own-branding service on the product packaging, from as little as one pallet's worth of mob caps or beard snoods.

Heavy investment

Detectamet also invested significantly in cleanroom facilities and new ways of working, giving staff the tools and training to fight against cross contamination.

Chief executive Sean Smith said: “Over the last 2 years we've invested heavily in our on-site production, including our injection moulding capabilities. This latest investment in our cleanroom & PPE machinery is another big step forward for Detectamet.

“Our customers should look forward to using a quality, British made product with a regular & reliable supply.”

Detectamet non-woven Mob Caps & Beard Snoods will be available in 8 colours as standard, to allow colour coding opportunities for the workplace. The mob caps will be available as 21” as standard, with sizing up to 24”+ available upon request.

Meanwhile, thousands of workers are at risk from inadequately cared for personal protective equipment​because it is being washed at home, according to the Textile Service Association.

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