India-based injection molder Dalal Plastics Pvt. Ltd. has entered two new product areas during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mumbai-based Dalal began production of face shields, as well as electrical distribution systems that are used at hospitals, health care facilities, fire protection, law enforcement facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, data centers, and grocery stores, officials told Plastics News.
Dalal's production of non-essential commodities was stopped during a lockdown earlier this year. All resources available during that time were dedicated to making parts required in the electrical systems. The firm, an injection molder of products made primarily from engineering resins, invested in a new mold to make headbands for the face shields, officials said.
During the three-month lockdown, Dalal was operating at 20 percent machine and manpower efficiency. The firm continued at this level to maintain social distancing and avoid large gatherings.
"We did not lay off any of our employees and at the same time continued without any pay cuts," officials said. "Currently, we are getting back to normal but with minimum manpower and are grateful to our employees who ran our production lines in such tough times."