In recent weeks we have seen the importance of communication in protecting people's health, and signage has proved to be indispensable. An even greater need turns out to be protective clothing against the coronavirus, such as mouth masks and aprons. All of these are applications where Summa's cutting technologies can help.
Therefore, as the coronavirus is continuing to spread across the globe, Summa wants to use its resources to help to minimize the impact of the outbreak as much as possible. With our available cutting technology, we can produce many applications to supplement shortages of protective materials against COVID-19. Together with you, and the many other inspiring solidarity projects of people, we can all contribute to overcoming these troublesome times.
To put this into practice, the Summa team is currently cutting thousands of mouth masks and surgical aprons with both Summa Laser cutters and Flatbed cutters. The project started when we found an entrepreneur with her own shop, who brought together material suppliers to take care of the cutting part, as well as a large group of over 200 volunteers for stitching the products.
The urgently needed end products are then distributed on a daily basis to local hospitals and people in the front lines, such as home care, food stores, the staff at elderly homes and so on.
The possibilities with our Summa cutting technologies are endless. Besides protective materials, the demand for specific signage increased as well. Examples include floor stickers to mark a safe distance of 1,5 meters, or window stickers to inform customers how many people may enter at once, flags and postcards. So be inspired and produce your own range of applications to support your community now.
How can you contribute?
Create mouth masks made out of breathable Tyvek material, strong enough for the straps to attach. Tyvek can potentially be exchanged for a woven polypropylene or polyester. A filter material needs to be put in the pocket for safety reasons. The design of these mouth masks has been approved by local medical institutions. In the download, you will find the cut file and instructions.
Download: Zip file Tyvek mouth masks for stitchless use
Create mouth masks made out of cotton. The mask is made by stitching the front piece together with a copy of this piece. A filter must be put between both layers. Straps can be produced out of any material. The design of these mouth masks has been approved by local medical institutions. In the download, you will find the cut file.
Download: Cut file Cotton mouth masks for stitchable use
Help out nurses and doctors by providing them with surgical aprons. For this application, you can use PUL material, a textile where a polyurethane sheet is laminated on top. Read more about this material here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyurethane_laminate
Download: Cut file surgical aprons
Quickly created stickers for temporarily health and safety announcements. Easy to apply and remove by the store staff themselves. Choose bright colours of vinyl to make sure they catch the eye instantly.
Download: Print & Cut file Window sticker (Dutch)
Create floor decals to mark in shops to help customers keep their distance. You can use floor vinyl with a laminate, specific to stick firmly to floors, so additional lamination is not necessary.
Download: Print & Cut file floor decals (Dutch)
Create highly protective face shields for people working in very close contact with their patients. Make sure these care workers can keep giving the care their patients need, without having to expose themselves too much to risks.
Download: Cut files and instructions face shields
Do you have other ideas to help out? Do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] to discuss. We are happy to help wherever possible. Also, if another marketing material is needed please let us know. We are here to support you wherever we can.
Let’s join forces to stay protected and healthy together!
The Summa Team