April 07, 2020

Need an emergency face shield for use at home?

Commiserating with colleagues over the lack of PPE for health care workers, Ed Samulski had an idea: He described a simple way to make a face shield using a clear 2-liter soda bottle, a box cutter or scissors, and masking tape. The compression-fit shield may be useful for patients as well as for caretakers.

Samulski is emeritus Cary Boshamer Professor of Chemistry, co-founder of the 3D printing company Carbon, and launching a start-up that is focused on high performance polymers, Allotropica Technologies.

See below for instructions: