Safety is an important factor in a work environment. It is needed to protect the health and safety of business owners, employees, customers, and other members of the public. With the global spread of the novel Coronavirus, there is a need to upgrade security practices in a business environment. On a daily basis, customers and employees interact in several business environments. With these high volatility in activities, there is a high risk of germs and pathogens being spread from one individual to another, or one individual to products and other items. It is essential for business owners to keep their offices sanitized and well-protected. One of the solutions that improves the working environment safety is the application of PPE materials and sheets.

What Does PPE Mean?

PPE, also known as Personal Protective Equipment, is a piece of equipment that is used to protect a user from health and safety risks in a work environment. PPE materials include gloves, safety helmets, safety harnesses, safety footwear, high-visibility clothing, and eye-protection. Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is also regarded as PPE.

Benefits Of Plastic PPE

Plastics are used for manufacturing PPE for various applications in several business settings. One amazing quality of plexiglass sheets is the fact that they have unusually low moisture absorption; this is based on their inherent composition. These PPE materials also provide protection from acids, bases, salt solutions, water, and other substances. They also possess good electrical insulating properties that enable them to weather varying temperatures and humidity conditions.  For these reasons, plastic PPE materials are in high demand from PPE materials and sheets suppliers.

Plastic PPE Material Properties And Applications

Here are some of the properties of plastic PPE:

  • Great hydrolytic stability
  • Light weight
  • Thermoformable capability
  • Superior impact strength
  • Long-term dimensional stability
  • Good electrical insulating properties

These protective materials are also used in various applications:

  • Food processing
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Automotive parts
  • Conveying technology
  • Home appliances
  • Electrical engineering

How Plastic PPE Materials Provide Sanitary Surface Solutions

Business owners must ensure the health and safety of your customers and employees, by installing protective surfaces in their work environments. Plastic PPE provides an ideal solution to meet these requirements. Protective materials made from plastic are easy to clean and sanitize. They do not retain germs or bacteria and can be cleaned with antimicrobial cleaners consistently, reducing the chance of employees and customers contracting airborne diseases.

Benefits Of Using Plastic Sheets

Plastic sheeting is gradually becoming popular in several commercial environments for small and large projects. Due to their lightweight, transparency, strength, and durability, they provide a better alternative to other materials – an example being glass. Glass, on the other hand, is heavy and prone to breakage which can range from a small chip to a shattered panel that needs replacement. Here are some benefits of using plastic sheets for various applications:

  • It is resistant to breakage
  • It is more durable than glass in the long run
  • Plastic sheets are available in different finishes, ranging from matte to shiny options
  • You can easily cut it to suit any dimension
  • It offers versatility
  • Unlike other material, plastic can be maneuvered and moved easily from one place to another
  • It is less expensive than glass.
  • It is easy to clean and maintain for a long period

Plastic sheets are ideal for a wide array of businesses, including manufacturing, production, and retail and customer service.

Cite this article as:
Editorial Staff, "THE APPLICATION OF PLASTIC, PETG, AND PLEXIGLASS IN PPE MATERIALS AND ROOFING SHEETS," in Medicalopedia, June 27, 2020, [Permalink: https://www.medicalopedia.org/9011/the-application-of-plastic-petg-and-plexiglass-in-ppe-materials-and-roofing-sheets/].