PLEXIGLAS®: Usable for years with the right care

  • Acrylic glass is an integral part of daily life
  • PLEXIGLAS® offers advantages over glass
  • Following care instructions is essential for long-term use

Whether it is in supermarkets, restaurants or hair salons, PLEXIGLAS® sheets from Röhm are now being used in all areas of public life as infection protection against the Corona virus. As a result, the acrylic glass brand is helping many to return to a new normality.

“The Corona virus has fundamentally changed people’s awareness of hygiene,” says Dr. Michael Pack, Managing Director of Röhm GmbH. Even after the crisis is over, PLEXIGLAS® sheets will continue to be used as virus protection, for example against seasonal flu. “This trend will be with us for years to come,” says Pack. The high quality of PLEXIGLAS® is therefore all the more important.

“Acrylic glass offers several significant advantages over glass,” says Pack. Not only is it substantially more shatter resistant but its formability makes it very versatile in terms of application. In addition, its light weight also makes suspended constructions possible.

PLEXIGLAS® also requires different care to glass. Commercially available glass cleaners should therefore only be used for cleaning glass. For most everyday uses, a light washing up liquid/water solution is more than adequate for cleaning PLEXIGLAS® sheets.

The Robert Koch Institute has also stated that routine disinfection of surfaces in domestic and public areas is not necessary during the Corona pandemic. Therefore, PLEXIGLAS® products only require disinfection if they are subject to high viral contamination, for instance in the medical sector. Pure isopropanol, the active ingredient of which does not attack the surface of PLEXIGLAS®, is suitable for such purposes.

"With the right care, PLEXIGLAS® can be used for many years," says Pack.

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About Röhm

With 3,500 employees and 13 production sites worldwide, Röhm is one of the leading manufacturers in the methacrylate business. The medium-sized company with branches in Germany, China, the USA, Mexico, and South Africa has 90 years of experience in methacrylate chemistry and a strong technology platform. Our best-known brands include PLEXIGLAS®, ACRYLITE®, EUROPLEX®, MERACRYL®, DEGALAN®, DEGAROUTE® and CYROLITE®.

Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) products from Röhm are sold on the European, Asian, African and Australian continent under the registered trademark PLEXIGLAS®, in the Americas under the registered trademark ACRYLITE®.

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