Technova Novashield protective face shields to fight COVID-19

Made from environment-friendly recyclable PET material

Technova's NovaShield face shields

In response to the deadly Coronavirus threat, Technova Imaging Systems has begun manufacturing and distribution of NovaShield face shields. These provide added protection to anybody who is at a high risk of exposure to airborne contagious infections. TechNova is one of the world’s largest suppliers of print solutions and has stood strongly with the Indian printing industry during this time of crisis. Since the nationwide lockdown began, Technova is one of the only suppliers to the print industry that worked 24/7 and overcame every obstacle to ensure uninterrupted supplies of critical raw material like printing plates, pre-press & pressroom chemicals, and digital print media to leading newspapers and publications across the country.

Going beyond, Technova is now manufacturing NovaShield face shields to help the country fight Covid-19. C G Ramakrishnan, ex-director and chief executive officer of Technova says, “Technova is committed to supporting the print industry, as well as the frontline medical professionals and essential services providers across India. We recognized a need for Face Shields, as the first line of defense for the frontline COVID warriors. Our team was quickly able to design & produce an initial batch of face shields and test them with a select group from the medical community and other user segments. Once we had their approval, we decided to go ahead with mass production of the shields”.

USPs of Technova’s NovaShield face shield include;

Cushioned headband for comfortable prolonged usage

Highly transparent visor for clear, unobstructed vision

Easily fits over eyeglasses, with adequate breathing space

Made from environment-friendly, recyclable PET material

Full frontal coverage for maximum protection

NovaShield face shield is recommended to be used along with other PPE such as face masks, hair nets, and is ideal for medical staff, healthcare workers, laboratory workers, police and security personnel, cleaning and sanitation personnel, delivery staff, personnel at various retail outlets and places of close human interaction and for general citizens at risk of exposure to airborne contagious infections.

The importance of having a domestic print consumables manufacturer and ‘Make In India’ manufacturing has been well proven in such a time of crisis when Team Technova extended itself in every way to meet customer needs and stand in solidarity with the country.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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