Made of acrylic, plexiglass shields are light weight and more scratch resistant than Lexan shields. Plexiglass shields are known to resist yellowing and are stronger than standard glass.
Similar to plexiglass, Lexan is not glass at all but a polycarbonate resin thermoplastic. Lexan is best suited for situations where it may be impacted, because it is more flexible than plexiglass or regular glass.
For permanent applications glass may be a better option because of its, stability and increased resistance to scratching over plexiglass and Lexan glass.
The choice of glass barrier material depends on several factors, including the location of installation and how permanent you desire the installation to be. If your installation is permanent, consider standard glass. If your installation is seasonal or semi-permanent, consider a Lexan or plexiglass shield, as both options are easier to move and, in some cases, less expensive than standard glass.
Sneeze guards and glass barriers work as a blockade between workers and the public. They physically block the trajectory of respiratory droplets. They may also serve as a visual reminder to use proper hygiene to prevent the spread of germs.
The most effective sneeze guards are tall enough to protect an individual whether they are standing or sitting. They should cover the full interaction space and offer some side protection. Glass barriers for virus protection should be fixed in place using appropriate hardware. There may be a cutout or slot for the exchange of goods or payment, but that window should remain small and low, away from people’s faces.
Sneeze guards for buffets or for use in restaurants during normal times are governed by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You can learn more about food safety regulations by visiting foodsafety.gov.
A&E Glass local teams work with small businesses and national chains to deliver and install glass shields and glass barriers for any business desiring to protect their employees and customers from transmission of airborne pathogens.
Glass type and installation are of particular importance for keeping people safe. Standard glass products may be more likely to shatter or break – especially if the unit is not professionally installed and secured.
Our local technicians are proud to offer members of many communities another level of protection against infectious diseases like coronavirus. We’re taking extra precautions to keep from spreading coronavirus while on the job. Whether you’re interested in countertop sneeze guards, Lexan or plexiglass shield for your employees or you need your window to be repaired, choose A&E Glass for reliable service.
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