Sneeze guards made out of PLEXIGLAS®

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Transparent protection against viruses

Important: New legal regulations at work

On 16/04/2020, the Federal Government established new rules for workspaces relating to the current interventions to prevent infections. Jointly used workspaces must be modified so that persons can keep a minimum distance of 1.50 m to eachother. This may be achieved by access restrictions or markings. However, if the minimum distance can't be ensured, PLEXIGLAS® partitions can be installed.

In bakeries, canteens, as well as for the sale of food in self-service, a breath or sneeze guard is mandatory to prevent food contamination.
At workplaces with direct customer contact, e.g. in workshops, at cash or reception desks, sneeze guards and protection screens are recommended to meet statutory requirements; this also applies to workplaces in libraries, archives and laboratories.

During the coronavirus crisis, safety and health are also top priority at the point of sale.

Transparent protective screens made from PLEXIGLAS®, the original acrylic glass from Röhm, ensure the required distance between customers and staff is maintained and are also aesthetically pleasing:

  • PLEXIGLAS® infection protection screens combine safety with aesthetics
  • Protection for a variety of applications
  • Easy to process compared to a glass sneeze guard
  • Permanent or portable sneeze guard possible
  • High-quality brand acrylic glass directly from the manufacturer

PLEXIGLAS® - one solution for protection against infection

Protect yourself and the people around you against SARS-CoV-2: a protective screen made of PLEXIGLAS® can lower the risk of infection through airborne droplets. Order your custom PLEXIGLAS® sheet in our online shop or buy a complete solution from one of our specialist fabricators.

PLEXIGLAS® protective screen

  • Custom-fit solutions for many areas of everyday-life
  • Transparent or translucent, also in various colors
  • High quality appearance
  • Easy to process
  • Easy to clean

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Solid sheets

  • Outstanding transparency and brilliance
  • Weighs half as much as glass
  • Easy to fabricate
  • Highly weather-resistant, with a 30-year guarantee against yellowing and for retaining a high level of light transmission

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Multi-skin sheets

  • Outstanding transparency and brilliance
  • Colorless and smooth, with transparency similar to glass due to the 64 mm webspace
  • Easy to fabricate
  • High material strength, making it highly stable even in vertical applications
  • Highly weather-resistant, with a 30-year guarantee against yellowing and retaining a high level of light transmission

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Visors made of PLEXIGLAS® Film

PLEXIGLAS® is also suitable as wearable protection, namely as a film for face visors. The transparent face shield increases the safety of the many everyday heroes who are in close contact with people in order to look after them or who cannot maintain social distancing in their jobs.

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Technical information

Mit Gesichtsvisieren als Virenschutz verteilen Helfer Lebensmittel an Hilfsbedürftige.

PLEXIGLAS® films

  • Weather resistant
  • UV absorbent
  • Scratch resistant
  • Absolutely colorless
  • Good plasticity
  • Good printability (screen, digital, gravure and flexographic printing)

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EUROPLEX® PPSU – the serializable and reusable solution

A face visor is required to be worn to protect against infection in more and more areas. To ensure safety, the masks must be replaced multiple times each day or adequately cleaned.

The EUROPLEX® sheets that have been tried and tested in medical technology are particularly suitable for this purpose. Visors made from EUROPLEX® PPSU allow for thorough cleaning using all kinds of sterilization, amongst others, steam sterilization. The material withstands significantly more than 1000 sterilization processes. The result: a reusable, completely virus- and bacteria-free solution to protect health and the environment.

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EUROPLEX® PPSU

  • 92% transmission
  • Transparent
  • Meets requirements for medical applications
  • Reusable, as it is sterilizable
  • Continuous operating temperature: 190°C
  • Excellent chemical resistance and break resistance
  • Complies with UL94 V0 already from 0.8 mm thickness

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Frequently asked questions

  • All transparent and colorless PLEXIGLAS® variants are suitable for use as a sneeze screen, counter attachment or protective barrier. Options include:

  • PLEXIGLAS® does not release any of its ingredients into the environment while in use, and is therefore deployed as a counter attachment in applications including catering, bakeries and other grocery stores.

    Find out more about the product safety properties of PLEXIGLAS® here.

  • PLEXIGLAS® is easy to clean and maintain. Please note the following information:

    • PLEXIGLAS® should not be cleaned when dry, as this can cause scratches on the surface.
    • Clean dusty surfaces with water with a little dishwashing detergent and a soft, lint-free cloth or sponge.
    • To remove tougher and especially greasy stains from PLEXIGLAS®, benzene-free petroleum ether (light petroleum) may be used.

    Find out more about cleaning PLEXIGLAS® here.

  • PLEXIGLAS® is easy to disinfect. Please note the following information:

    • Commercial disinfectants are only suitable in part, as they can damage the surface of the PLEXIGLAS®.
    • Bacteria and viruses can be wiped off the surface without any problem using isopropanol (2-propanol) and a soft cloth. The agent has also been approved for use as a hand disinfectant against SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus).

    Find out more about disinfecting PLEXIGLAS® here.

  • You can simply fix PLEXIGLAS® sheets to a support, for example a wooden or aluminum frame, a wall or the ceiling. Alternatively, you can build a frameless version yourself, for example by joining different elements together.

    Tips on processing PLEXIGLAS® are available in our step-by-step guides.

  • For all areas in which the required distance between employees and customers cannot be guaranteed: As a sneeze screen or counter attachment in catering and grocery stores, pharmacies and other shops, but also as protective guards in offices and doctors’ practices. A protective screen made of PLEXIGLAS® can lower the risk of infection through airborne droplets in these and many more applications.

    • Permanently installed guards are one solution. In this case, PLEXIGLAS® sheets, for example from our online shop, are simply fixed to a support or a wall.
    • A mobile sneeze guard made of PLEXIGLAS® is often smaller and made from multiple parts. Many of our specialist fabricators offer this solution.

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