The family of plastics executive Doreen Becker is doing its part to meet the shortage of personal protection equipment (PPE) for health care workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
Becker is sustainability director for Ampacet Corp., a leading maker of color and additive compounds and concentrates based in Tarrytown, N.Y. Earlier this month, her 16-year-old son Grant began making plastic headbands for face shields on a pair of 3D printers that he had built himself.
To make the headbands, Grant Becker used a design file that he found online from the State University of New York system. The file was made by Czech technology firm Prusa Research.