MLA Ltd are a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of public order equipment and clothing to police forces and prison services all over the world, having established in 1993.
As the Covid-19 pandemic started to take hold in the UK, MLA needed to be able to offer a face visor product to their customers, however as a manufacturer of genuine safety equipment any visor product needed to offer the very best protection possible.
As an existing customer of Peerless Plastics & Coatings, MLA were aware of the range of products and services Peerless could offer.
Supply a cut to shape face shield profile, manufactured from optically clear material that offers the wearer long term protection. The visor needs to be reusable and therefore made from a material that could be cleaned on a regular basis.
Peerless have a range of UV curable hard coatings and had, in 2019, carried out a development programme on flexible and formable hard coatings. From this process Peerless have been able to develop hard coatings that can be cold-formed and thermo-formed when applied to Polycarbonate sheet materials.
Within this process Peerless had developed a solution for thin film materials ideal for face shields and visors.
Within this range Peerless have a unique Anti-Microbial product called MicroGuard™.
Working together, MLA & Peerless developed a visor profile that would meet the needs of customers and MLA further developed a head strap design which is robust yet comfortable meeting the requirements of long-term use.
From the range of hard coatings offered by Peerless, MLA were only interested in offering the best solution for their customers and therefore opted for the MicroGuard™ Clear hard coating.
MicroGuard™ is a revolutionary anti-microbial hard coating that has been specially developed and formulated to give enhanced protection against bacteria. This anti-bacterial coating for plastic effectively inhibits the presence of bacteria, whilst retaining the protective properties of the rest of our coating range.
Abrasion Resistance – Protects against, scruffs, marks & scratches.
Protected – Protection against bacteria such as gram-positive e.g. MRSA and Listeria; and gram-negative e.g. E. coli and Salmonella, amongst others.
Chemical Resistance – Can be cleaned with any common cleaning chemical without damage.
Durability – All Peerless coatings enhance the life of any plastic substrate.
Having established a design, MLA launched their range of new Anti-Microbial Face Shield products, incorporating Optical Polycarbonate film and MicroGuard™ coating.