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CSIR-CECRI partners with 3D Lycan for Face Shield
CSIR-CECRI partners with 3D Lycan for Face Shield

CSIR-CECRI partnered with 3D Lycan, Bangalore company to increase the mass production of Face Shield.

09 April 2020 Current Affairs:CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) at Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, has developed a series of lab-made Personal protective equipment (PPEs) to fight COVID-19 pandemic. CSIR-CECRI partnered with 3D Lycan, Bangalore company to increase the mass production of Face Shield.

Measures by CSIR-CECRI:
♦ The PPEs prepared by CSIR-CECRI include Hand sanitizer solutions, as per the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, Hand washes solutions using coconut oil and Sodium hypochlorite based disinfectant solutions. 
♦ These solutions are packed in containers, printed for instructions to use and distributed to the needy organizations at free of cost.
♦ It benefits the nearby Municipal Corporation, Govt. Medical College Hospital, Govt. Hospital, other police stations, and few nationalized banks, among others.
Digital training to make face masks:
CSIR-CECRI is also offering digital training to make face masks by interested rural women to help and cater to the needs of the people. A 3D printed face shield with reusable options has been given to the Dispensary staff of CSIR-CECRI to protect them effectively from a sneeze, cough and aerosol communication of the patients. It also launched the preparation method for electrochemical synthesis of hypo-chlorite (Disinfectant) to MSMEs to increase the production rate. 

Note:
For hand sanitizers, WHO has recommended the presence of 75% Iso-propanol, 1.45% Glycerol, 0.125% Hydrogen peroxide and lemongrass oil for fragrance.

CSIR-CECRI:
Established on: 1953
Location: Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
Director: Dr. N. Kalaiselvi
CECRI functions under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). CECRI is the premier institution for research and development in electrochemical Science & Technology in India.