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The Protective Benefits Of Face Shields

Protective solutions serve a critical role in reducing the spread of germs and bacteria that cause infectious diseases such as COVID-19, and as a result have recently increased in demand. While many hospitals and businesses are actively trying to supply their staff with proper protective materials such as masks, gloves and sanitary gels, one solution in particular has received a great amount of attention over the last several weeks. This important piece of personal protective equipment (PPE), often referred to as a face shield, adds an extra barrier of protection for the individual wearing the device and they’re needed now more than ever.

About Face Shields

In case you’re unfamiliar with the properties of a face shield, it is a relatively simple product to design and manufacture. Most are made using performance plastic materials like polyester, PETG, polycarbonate, or acrylic. The benefit of using performance plastics over alternative materials is significant, as they ensure superior heat, impact, and chemical resistance all while maintaining the highest degree of optical clarity.

Once these materials are assembled into a face shield, the product can then serve as an important piece of wearable equipment in the fight against infectious disease. While alone they may not prevent an individual from contracting an illness, when paired with other protective materials, the chances of spread are greatly reduced. Face shields also serve to protect the wearer from projectile hazards such as fluid splash, respiratory droplets, and debris particles. If you are interested in learning more about PPE face shield solutions click here.

Other Industries & Benefits

With face shields currently flooding the healthcare market, it is also important to remember the benefits they serve in other industries. In the industrial and chemical markets, face shields continue to serve as a barrier against foreign materials that don’t involve disease. As mentioned above, these shields help protect against hazards like chemical fluid splashes and dust or debris particles. Whether it’s to protect against disease or eliminate the risk of injury, face shields can be formulated to meet or exceed the needs of your projects and applications.

Contact Us

At Piedmont Plastics, we stand ready to serve the needs of our customers and local communities. We are fully stocked with a number of ideal solutions for PPE face shields and are prepared to work within any timeline. Contact us today to inquire about how our superior plastic materials can serve you.