The Canadian Shield is on a mission to build a sustainable future for medical device manufacturing in North America, in order to achieve safety and security for our country. Our materials and products are tested to ensure the highest-grade Canadian quality possible. Here's how we do it.
At The Canadian Shield, quality is at the core of everything we do — including our production processes. As a Health Canada certified medical device establishment, our team is committed to providing industry leading performance in quality that not only meets national and international standards, but exceeds them with reliable personal protective equipment.
The Canadian Shield is proud to have in-house testing capabilities for particle filtration efficiency, allowing our team to perform frequent incoming inventory control audits as well as spot tests as products come off of the line.
As an ASTM Organizational Member, The Canadian Shield manufacturers medical masks that not only meet but exceed ASTM standards for the highest levels of protection in four areas: fluid resistance, differential pressure, filter efficiency and flammability.
Working closely with an FDA certified testing laboratory, our materials are tested to ensure compliance with ASTM standards in addition to frequent, in-house PFE testing as products come off the line.
The Canadian Shield is pleased to work with a number of reliable global suppliers, many of which are located in North America. As part of our commitment to quality, our audit team has strict procedures in place to evaluate and approve outsourced manufacturing vendors as well as rigorous incoming quality testing for materials. Every batch of outsourced material is extensively tested before utilization in our production line. In addition to our testing procedures, The Canadian Shield also facilitates periodic audits for vendor compliance. As part of these audits, each of our suppliers is evaluated for adherence to responsible business practices including (but not limited to) ethical, social, environmental and health and safety responsibilities.