At Orange County Industrial Plastics (OCIP), we design, engineer, and manufacture high-quality plastic components for customers across a wide range of industries. One of our core product offerings is acrylic sneeze guards.
Sneeze guards are barriers or partitions installed in public-facing locations (e.g., banks, restaurants, and offices) to protect employees or products against contamination by bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms expelled by nearby people coughing, sneezing, or exhaling. They are generally made from glass, Lexan (a polycarbonate resin), or Plexiglass (an acrylic material), all of which provide a smooth and transparent surface that does not disrupt visibility or require significant maintenance. The material of a sneeze guard is generally chosen with regard to the cost (i.e., the price of the material) and permanency of the application (i.e., how long the product will be installed).
Types of Sneeze Guards
Sneeze guards are available in several designs and configurations. For example, they can be temporary or permanent. Temporary sneeze guards are only used for shorter periods of time, so they are generally designed for portability to make them easy to move from one place to another and remove and place into storage when they are no longer needed. Permanent sneeze guards are installed in locations that require continuous protection over a longer time period, so they are designed and manufactured with long-term durability in mind.
Two of the most common configurations for temporary and permanent sneeze guards are counter-mounted and suspended. Counter-mounted sneeze guards are attached to countertops or other flat surfaces by brackets or other mounting hardware. Suspended sneeze guards are hung from the ceiling such that they fall in front and above the people or products that need protection.
Benefits of Using OCIP Sneeze Guards
Sneeze guards are ideal for protecting employees and materials in a wide range of industrial and commercial facilities, including, but not limited to, banks, convenience stores, healthcare clinics, restaurants, supermarkets, salons, and more. However, beyond serving as an effective transmission barrier, they also must not interfere with normal operations or need significant maintenance requirements.
Our sneeze guards are made from clear Plexiglass. As such, employees can see through them to interact with customers, and products can remain visible to passersby. Additionally, the smooth surface finish makes them easy to clean and sanitize. By using our products in public-facing facilities, both employees and customers can have peace of mind that they are safely protected from the spread of disease.
Contact OCIP for Your Standard or Custom Sneeze Guard Needs Today
At OCIP, we are one of the top sneeze guard manufacturers in the United States. We offer several standard partitions and barriers and customization capabilities for customers with highly specific requirements. Our experts are ready and willing to help create a custom design if needed. Both standard and custom product solutions are available with lightning-fast turnaround anywhere in the United States.