ProtoShields – Personal Protective Face Shields

Ideal for healthcare providers, public safety officers and grocery workers who must interact at close range with the public during the Coronavirus pandemic

Personal protective equipment (PPE) are in short supply, so our small family run business (Proto Solutions, a prototype manufacturer in San Diego) has retooled to make face shields for our local community and beyond. We want to help protect those that take care of us!

  • Fit. Our ProtoShield is one-size-fits-most. A larger size is available, inquire if interested.
  • Features. The clear polycarbonate shield is 8” from top to bottom, and 16” across. It is rigid enough to protect the face, while flexible enough to mold around most faces.*
  • Comfort. The foam headband conforms nicely to most foreheads.
  • Secure. The entire face shield is secured to the user’s head with a low- snag Velcro strap
  • Reusable. Both the clear polycarbonate and foam can be cleaned with mild soap and water to be reused.**
  • 100% Recyclable. All materials used in making the ProtoShield are recyclable.

* Features may vary slightly cross SKUs

** Reusability varies between SKUs.  Please follow the CDC Guidelines on reuse.  https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hcwcontrols/recommendedguidanceextuse.html


ProtoShield Products (SKUs)



The PM-0001 ProtoShield is intended to be disposable or have limited reuse (according to CDC terminology).    PM-0001 is best for extended use and is recommended to be disposed of after first use or washed and reused at the end of every shift (must let the foam dry).  It is not intended for rapid reuse or frequent doffing.

The CDC’s extended use recommendations hold that extended use is favored as it involves less touching of the respirator (in this case, the shield), and therefore less risk of contact transmission.

The PM-0001 is ideal for low traffic scenarios, warehouses, janitorial usage, grocery stores or other general uses.



The PM-0002 ProtoShield is intended for rapid reuse and facilitates the donning and doffing of the shield.  The PM-0002 comes with all the standard features as the PM-0001 however it includes a rapid dispatch foam attachment that will allow for users to dispose of the foam piece after every use.

This rapid dispatching technology will allow for users to change out between encounters without needing to wash the foam or waiting for the foam to dry.

While we intend for the rapid dispatch foam piece to be disposed, there is no reason you couldn’t follow the same cleaning recommendations on the PM-0001 and reuse the product.  

Disposal of the foam piece after each encounter is recommended to prevent cross contamination.


For additional information on CDC recommendations on extended use and reuse please refer to the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hcwcontrols/recommendedguidanceextuse.html


Cleaning Recommendations

Both the clear polycarbonate and foam can be cleaned with mild soap and water to be reused. Wipe clear polycarbonate gently, squeeze excess fluid from foam, and simply air dry.

Wipe clear polycarbonate gently, squeeze excess fluid from foam, and simply air dry.

Please reference individual SKUs for reusability.



Due to supply shortages, the thickness and material of the shield may vary, but we will ensure any alternative materials sourced will still provide adequate protection.

We offer bulk discounts to keep manufacturing and shipping costs low, so we recommend that you get together with your co-workers and place an order for one shipment.

If you are interested in ordering ProtoShields and/or custom sizes, please contact us for current pricing at ppe@proto-solutions.com.  Orders will be processed and managed by our designated channel partner.

Who we are. Proto Solutions has broad experience with machining and manufacturing in several industries: Aerospace, Automation, Energy, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Defense, X-Ray Inspection.