Kavach2020 Cardboard Face shield. First time in the world, a face shield made out of cardboard, that is light, provides wide field of view and has good ventilation. We have designed this shield using industrial design tools and techniques, the same technologies we used to make cardboard drones. We are now closely working with vendors who can provide necessary quality and quantity of the raw materials.
Corrugated paper board is a versatile material, it can be bent and broken to accommodate many shapes, it is cost effective, it is scalable and sustainable. It came up as our natural choice.
We have designed this shield using industrial design tools and techniques, the same technologies we used to make cardboard drones. We are now closely working with vendors who can provide necessary quality and quantity of the raw materials.
To make a face shield that meets the following criteria
Convenience to the user
Uses sustainable materials
Scalable for large scale production
Broad Field of View
See and be seen
Plain paper, the ultimate differentiator.
Dual air vents
Breath in and breath out
Retractable face cover
Safe and Flexible
Do it in style
Snug Fit Foam Buns
Fits like a charm
Converse with ease
Dual Head Cushions
No hard contacts
Kavach2020 can be worn with other accessories such as spectacles, masks, earphones and works with facial biometric devices and infrared thermometers. The shield can be retracted to allow small breaks such as drinking water.
Best in class Industrial Design
Using our experience in making cardboard drones we developed Kavach2020, a face shield made out of cardboard, that is light, provides wide vision and has good ventilation
Lighter than you can notice
At around 350 grams, it weighs about as much as a pair of headphones. The light weight shield provides better thermal comfort than fully enclosed plastic face shields. it causes negligible fogging, is odorless and offers a fair degree of freedom of movement.
Fully assembled shield
Width : 240 mm
Depth : 280 mm
Height : 350 mm
Top side vent : 2 plys of 45 GSM Non-woven antimicrobial fabric
Collar side vent fabric : 45 GSM Non-woven antimicrobial fabric
Foam Buns : 100 ppi synthetic foam
Weight : 350 grams (+/- 5%)
Assembly and Usage
The shield is made up of three functional units, and can be assembled as per the pictorial instructions provided along with the package.
Once the shield is assembled, it is worn like a t-shirt, head first with the face cover in retracted position.
- The shield is worn by passing the non-woven collar of the shield through the top of the head.
- It is adjusted by pulling the two foam buns over to the ears to maximize user’s comfort.
The face cover of the shield can be put in place or retracted by using the ergonomic handle of the face cover.
A little Back Story
At the onset of lockdown due to coronavirus, we considered donating few face shields to frontline workers, we realized that making of 3D printed shields does not scale well, each print takes an hour or two, 100 shields would take us between 5 to 10 days. We said to ourselves, there has to be another way. In a span of 30 days our team iterated over a hundred designs and constructed prototypes to develop this workable model.
Kavach2020 Development in Pictures.
What it is not
It is not 3rd party tested and certified for antiviral filtration efficacy
It is not waterproof
It is not fireproof
It is not a respirator
It is not a helmet
What it is
It is a cardboard face shield
It will filter dust, and to an extent microbes
It requires some assembly