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.
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.