A Bataan-based company is now mass producing the bamboo-framed face shield developed by the DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI).
Following the Institute’s design and specifications, the QGM Plant Nursery and Garden (QGM-PNG) has recently started commercially producing the face shields. DOST-FPRDI gave technical assistance on the steam-bending technology— the process wher ein bamboo strips for the frame are heated to flex them into the desired form. The Institute will likewise help the company with any production-related issue, and assist in technology improvement if needed.
According to their Facebook post, the QGM-PNG now offers a buy-5-donate-1 promo, in which for every five (5) bamboo-framed face shield purchased, one will be donated to a frontliner.
“We are happy that more organizations are getting interested in our technology as this means more people can have access to the bamboo-framed face shield. The QGM-PNG is currently entertaining an interested buyer from the United Kingdom,” said Ms. Grecelda A. Eusebio, Chief of DOST-FPRDI’s Technology Licensing and Promotion Section.
QGM-PNG is the second group to mass-produce the face shield. The first one is the local government unit of Cabuyao City, Laguna.