5 Reasons Why our PVC Social Distancing Barriers are a Better Option than Acrylic When Choosing Your Sneeze Guards
July 16, 2020
As organizations continue to add additional workplace safety products to their facilities, new questions are arising that many might not have asked in the initial wave of reopening prep. With schools and universities looking to reopen in the fall, we have had an influx of calls and questions regarding which products might work best for them. While our acrylic sneeze guards are indeed our best selling and economical safety product, there are several compelling reasons to go with our PVC Social Distancing Barriers instead.
PVC will not crack or splinter into sharp pieces if damaged, keeping employees and customers safe from injury.
PVC is a flexible clear material, which our Social Distancing Barriers feature. These can be hung from the ceiling or free-standing using an aluminum frame. Plexiglass or acrylic sneeze guards often crack and splinter if drilled into, knocked over, or damaged. This can cause injury to employees and customers if not replaced or handled properly. To avoid this, use PVC instead of plexiglass.
PVC is 50-75% lighter than acrylic, making it easier to assemble, move, and reduces freight costs.
Being 50% lighter material than acrylic sneeze guards, our PVC social distancing barriers are easily and quickly installed in large areas. No additional labor required. Some spaces may call for large Portable Social Distancing Barriers that need to be moved frequently throughout a business. Having a lighter material makes moving a 72W x 96H partition no problem! Reduced freight cost is just a plus!
Our PVC Social Distancing Barriers are antimicrobial, typically used in food processing facilities for its easy sanitation.
Sanitation measures are the whole reason you want to install a barrier in the first place. So, choosing a material that is already antimicrobial only makes sense. Our PVC is used in food processing facilities where sanitation is a top priority. Acrylic sneeze guards are not suitable for the food industry. Therefore, having PVC that is antimicrobial will kill or slow the spread of bacteria and viruses on the surface of your safety partitions.
Our PVC Social Distancing Barriers are NFPA-701 and California Fire Marshal rated for flame retardancy.
When fulfilling safety guidelines, make sure your product also meets other standards. Unlike plexiglass sneeze guards, our PVC Social Distancing Barriers are NFPA-701 and California State Fire Marshal rated for flame retardancy. This will give you peace of mind when installing new safety measures in your facility. Fabrics used in most public spaces (including schools, churches, auditoriums, theatres, and more) are required by law in many states and cities to be certified as flame retardant, according to standards developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). NFPA has various standards depending on how the fabric will be used. In the case of draperies, curtains, and similar hanging textiles, the standard that applies is NFPA 701: Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films. This test measures the flammability of a fabric when it is exposed to specific sources of ignition. NFPA 701 (Small Scale) testing measures the ignition resistance of a fabric after it is exposed to a flame for 12 seconds. The flame, char length, and flaming residue are recorded. The fabric will pass the test if all samples meet the following criteria:
- An after flame of less than 2.0 seconds
- A char length of less than 6.5”
- The specimen does not continue to flame after reaching the floor of the test chamber
PVC Social Distancing Barriers ship pre-assembled to simplify setup and easily roll up for efficient storage.
There is nothing worse than ordering a new product and finding out you have no idea how to put it together. Our PVC Social Distancing Barriers arrive fully assembled and ready to protect your employees and customers. Hanging partitions easily roll up for efficient storage if need be. Acrylic sneeze guards always remain stiff and inflexible making storage difficult. PVC allows for flexible usage and the ability to change locations in your facility easily.
PVC Social Distancing Barriers from Action Services Group
The expert here at Action Services Group have the experience and knowledge needed to help and guide you in selecting the products that will offer the best safety features for your business or facility. Contact us today by calling 610-558-9773, email [email protected] or Schedule a Call by clicking the button below.
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