3 min read
26 Oct

What is social distancing?

Social distancing is a method utilized to avoid the spreading of illnesses by keeping a physical distance between people. The minimum recommendation for individuals is to stand at 6 feet apart. 

What is a sneeze guard?

The purpose of a sneeze guard and/or shield is to protect your products and maintain the cleanliness of the area and surrounding space. These guards are typically used in places with a large amount of foot traffic such as buffets. For durability, longevity, and optical clarity clients prefer the use of plexiglass for these shields. 

What is a splash guard?

A splash guards is a protective physical barrier used to keep fluids in one area, minimizing the spread of illness bearing germs and potential cross-contamination with other surfaces and other objects. These guards are commonly constructed by plastic material such as acrylic and polycarbonate. They can also be made to various sizes.

Can you accommodate large quantity orders and rollouts?

Akrylix's production team has capacity to fulfill orders of any quantity. We have extensive experience producing and shipping out large orders and multi-store rollouts.

Where are your protective shield products manufactured?

All of our retail barriers, plexiglass shields, and sneeze guards are made in the USA and manufactured in-house at our Chicago production building.

What are the shipping times for your plexiglass shields, sneeze guards, and retail barriers?

All of our protective shield products are in stock and ready to ship. Your order will leave our Chicago manufacturing building in 1 to 2 business days. Delivery time is dependent on the carrier and destination.

What material are used for your sneeze guards, plexiglass shields, and retail barriers?

Akrylix uses high quality acrylic plexiglass for all of our products including our sneeze guards, plexiglass shields, and retail barriers. Acrylic is half the weight of glass but 10 times more impact-resistant, making it a durable and long lasting product, which is ideal for protective shields.

Can you make sneeze guards, plexiglass shields, and retail barriers in custom sizes?

Akrylix can indeed customize the sneeze guards, plexiglass shields, and retail barriers in your required sizes. Our production team is equipped to customize your product with a variety of options such as mounting features and custom printing. Please contact us for more information and a fast free quote!

Countertop Clear Acrylic Splash Shield Sneeze Guards

Our Countertop Clear Acrylic Splash Shield Sneeze Guards are designed to help shield and protect from contamination from sprays and splashes. The 25" height is ideal for stable flat surfaces such as  desktops and workstation countertops. We offer the following widths: 11.75", 23.75" and 35.75". The larger size Splash Shield Sneeze Guard can also be used to maintain the cleanliness of your workspace and reduce the potential spread of germs.

Clear Acrylic "U" Shape Barrier Shield

Our Clear Acrylic “U” Shape Barrier Shields are ideal for stable, flat surfaces such as countertops and desktops. We have three different heights; 28", 35.5", and 47.5" but we can construct them in different widths. The 35.5" and 47.5" tall Clear Acrylic “U” Shape Barrier Shields feature side brackets that are attached using flexible living hinges. These brackets can be adjusted to various angles to offer more coverage options.

For standard barrier shield models, the gap size can be adjusted to provide a 6" opening by moving the main panel. For barrier shields with the access hole option, the access hole measures 4" high by 10" wide opening,  making it easy to exchange goods, payment, documents and more.

Countertop Clear Acrylic “L” Shape Shield Barriers

Our Countertop Clear Acrylic “L” Shape Shield Barriers are perfect for maintaining the cleanliness of your desk and providing physical separation. It has a freestanding design for stable flat surfaces that does not need permanent installation and allows for easy adjusting, repositioning, and storage. You can position two shields together to form a U-shape barrier increasing coverage area. We offer our Countertop Clear Acrylic “L” Shape Shield Barriers in 18" and 29.5" heights.

What type of barriers should I use for my countertop, desktop or tabletop?

We recommend the following products for countertop use. If these products do not meet your requirements, our design team will help you create the barriers you need.

What are table dividers?

Our Clear Acrylic 4 Way Table Dividers are a great way to fraction a table into 4 or more isolated seating areas. The crystal clear acrylic allows you to still see your company while maintaining physical separation and minimizing the spread of germs. Multiple table dividers can be connected for larger conference tables. This is an ideal solution for meeting rooms, classrooms, and more!

What is a floor standing barrier or shield?

Our Floor Standing Clear Acrylic Sneeze Guard Shields are used to a physical barrier between customers and workers. It can stand alone on stable ground and does not need to be permanently mounted with any hardware. Situate the floor standing barrier in high traffic areas to help prevent the spread of germs maintain social distance. Choose from 3 widths: 24.7, 36.7, 48.7 inches to suit your application.

What type of guard should I use for my store checkout or retail POS register?

In our line of protective shields and barriers is our Screw Mount Clear Acrylic POS Shield Barriers are designed to be screwed into store checkout lanes, point of sales (POS) register areas, or customer service counters. It creates a physical barrier, limiting the spread of germs and helps maintain social distance. The 35.5" height works perfectly with standard countertop heights but they can be customized if needed. It is available in a variety of widths to provide optimal coverage in your high traffic areas. There is an access slot option, measuring 14"H x 10"W, ideal for processing payments, transactions as well exchanging documents. All corners are rounded and polished for safety as well as a finished look.

What type of shield can be hung from the ceiling?

Our Ceiling Hanging Sneeze Guard Shields are ideal for cashiers, registers, help desks, secretary desks, lobbies, hospitals, cafes, restaurant and counter areas. Available in two sizes, 31.5" x 29.5" for smaller counters and 31.5" x 47.5" for larger countertops. The larger version can be installed vertically or horizontally to fit your space. These shields are designed with rounded and polished corners for safety and can be hung from a grid ceiling with the included hardware. These shields are constructed with high quality and extremely durable acrylic, which makes them ideal for longevity in a public space.

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