Plexiglass

6 Reasons Plexiglass Is an Effective Barrier Against COVID-19

Demand for Plexiglass and PVC has skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because owners of retail businesses, offices and public buildings have chosen to install clear acrylic partitions and sneeze guards to help limit the spread of the virus.

 

PVC partitions create a physical barrier that can protect customers and employees from infectious droplets. They also help reinforce physical distancing and provide an added sense of security.


If you want to safely reopen and welcome customers and employees back to your business, here are six reasons why choosing PVC is an effective solution to protect against COVID-19.


It’s affordable

Acrylic sheets are available at several price points to suit a range of budgets. In addition, it requires less maintenance than regular glass which can save you money in the long term.


It’s transparent

Clear PVC is a non-glare product that offers excellent visibility so customers and employees can easily work and interact with each other. Consequently, it doesn’t interfere with business operations.


It’s lightweight

PVC weighs 50% less than glass making it safer to handle and easy to set up, take down and store as needed.


It’s easy to clean

Acrylic sheets are non-porous and easy to clean using soap and water or a disinfectant spray. This makes it ideal on or near high-touch surfaces.


It’s versatile

Plexiglass can be customized to whatever shape or configuration you need. It comes in several formats including permanent, free-standing, attachable, hanging and portable solutions.


It’s durable

PVC is shatter, impact, heat and chemical resistant. This makes it perfect for high-traffic areas.


The WHO and Public Health Agency of Canada highly recommend using plexiglass partitions in situations where it’s not possible to remain two metres away from others at all times. This includes retail checkouts, food counters, kiosks and between office cubicles.


When used in addition to physical distancing, face masks and frequent hand washing, PVC partitions significantly help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

 

A Trusted Glass and Plexiglass Retailer in Western Canada

All-West Glass is your go-to glass store with over 19 locations across Western Canada. If you need PVC partitions, glass windows, or other glass components for your business, we have an extensive range of high-quality products to fit your exact requirements. Our expert technicians also install, repair and replace automotive glass for all types of vehicles. We understand that these are challenging times for everyone and remain committed to providing you with the products and services you need to keep your employees and customers safe. Contact us today to find a solution that’s right for you.