Carbon8 moves into PPE visor production
Innovative award-winning Sydney print business Carbon8 is using its technology and expertise to produce thousands of protective face visors for front-line workers. It is one of hundreds of businesses that have reoriented some of their capability to meet demand during the coronavirus crisis.
The company featured on the primetime Channel 7 News bulletin, with reporter Andrea Laidlaw dropping in to see for herself what the company has been doing.
Joint managing director Peter Musarra told Channel 7, "I would never have thought we would be manufacturing PPE and supplying the medical space. Now we are producing tens of thousands of masks."
Musarra and partner were approached by production manager Daniel Southerland with the initial idea. Sutherland told Channel 7 that, "It just made sense. We have the machinery to do it, the staff and the time, we looked at the issue and said, right let's put ourselves to work."
The visors are cut on the company's Zund flatbed digital cutting unit, which is usually being put to work on POS and other print.
The company credits the new project with helping keep the jobs of all its 25 staff, and hiring extra casuals. Mussara says the project is likley to last for seveal months at least.