In recent months, acrylic has become vital in the fight against Coronavirus. Businesses of all types have installed barriers and shields in order to protect customers and employees. People from around the country have been using acrylic to build face shields for themselves and essential workers.
With acrylic's role in keeping employees and customers safe, and important question is "how do I keep my product clean and sanitary without damaging the acrylic?"
Fortunately, following these three easy steps can keep acrylic clean* and damage-free:
- To sanitize, wipe down acrylic with an approved disinfectant
- Immediately following the use of a disinfectant, spray your acrylic with a cleaning product specifically designed for acrylic (Novus or Brillianize are perfect for this).
- Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down the acrylic, leaving it clean, polished, and protected.
Using a microfiber cloth is an important step in keeping your acrylic scratch-free, and clean. Studies by UC Davis Medical Center and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation show that using microﬁber cloth eliminates 99% of harmful bacteria, microbes and spores. ‡
Using Novus Polish to keep acrylic clean and polished
It's important to remember that prolonged exposure to cleaning products can cause your acrylic to stiffen and crack. Over time, the acrylic may become hazy, and lose the crystal clear complexion that enables its effectiveness for facemasks and barriers. As important as it is to ensure the acrylic is completely sanitary, it's also important to properly clean your material with a product that's designed for acrylic products. This will help it stay clean and looking its best for years to come.
*Using an approved disinfectant is an important step in keeping your acrylic sanitary. Delvie's Plastics has NOT tested these cleaning methods in relation to viral protection - please refer to the CDC for more information on SARS-COV-2
‡UC Davis Medical - http://www.brillianize.com/Microfiber%20Facts/UC%20DAVIS%20PIONEERS%20USE%20OF%20MICROFIBER%20MOPS%20IN%20HOSPITALS.pdf
‡California Department of Pesticide Regulation - http://www.brillianize.com/Microfiber%20Facts/fact_sheet_whats_so_great_about_microfiber.pdf