Safely Navigate the Coronavirus Crisis with PLEXIGLAS®

No Risks or Side-Effects

  • Light and pliable—our acrylic glass opens up a multitude of design options
  • Extremely shatterproof material
  • 30 year non-yellowing guarantee

We can hardly think what life was like without them. You’ll find them in stylish hair salons, cozy cafés, your local supermarket. These are all places where PLEXIGLAS® protective screens keep customers and staff safe from the coronavirus. PLEXIGLAS® is the original acrylic glass brand made by Röhm.

Early on in the crisis, many store and restaurant owners got very creative. “But retailers are now looking for permanent solutions that will fit in with the design of their establishments”, says Röhm CEO Dr. Michael Pack. Many owners choose PLEXIGLAS® because it offers a wide range of design options and its low weight. “PLEXIGLAS® provides maximum versatility of design”, adds Pack.

It can be shaped, bent and, if necessary, adapted to the structural conditions of the establishment on site. The light PLEXIGLAS® protective screens can be easily transported and moved around. Mineral glass screens weigh about twice as much as PLEXIGLAS® of the same thickness.

PLEXIGLAS® is perfect for realizing creative design ideas that not only protect but can also be harmoniously integrated with existing store fittings. The “Safety Glases” designed and produced by Make Northwest protect an optician’s customers and staff from getting infected with the virus.

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The literally most hard-hitting argument for PLEXIGLAS® is the fact that it is extremely shatterproof and can therefore be safely handled. “Countertop screens and protective barriers should definitely be made from robust and shatterproof material”, explains Pack. “In the worst case scenario a glass panel that hasn’t been securely fastened could drop from the counter and shatter, posing a great hazard and risk of both customers and staff getting hurt.”

If they are looked after correctly, the scratch-resistant PLEXIGLAS® panels will last for many years and keep their high-quality appearance. “Because the PLEXIGLAS® is UV resistant, we offer a 30 year non-yellowing guarantee”, says Pack.

High-tech sectors, such as the aviation industry, also take advantage of the many positive features of acrylic glass, where the shatterproof and UV resistant PLEXIGLAS® is used for cockpit and fuselage windows. “Our product will thus contribute to people's safety in many other areas of life well beyond the coronavirus crisis.

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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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