With COVID Projected To Be Here In The Near Future, New Application Of Glass Comes Around
While businesses around the world are undertaking safeguards to protect employees and customers alike, a physical barrier is a safer alternative that all parties will surely appreciate.
As the lockdown is lifted and people start joining work, glass will come to play an important role as a shield or a barrier against the coronavirus and help maintain distance between people as a separator. Glass barriers can be rapidly installed at workplaces and public facilities to protect against the virus, amplifying efforts to promote social distancing. A sneeze guard or glass barrier has several advantages at a workplace. It helps keep a barrier and yet people remain connected. Glass is transparent and hence, one can see through it clearly. There will be no impediments to hearing. A glass barrier will help protect against cough and sneeze droplets. Glass is easy to sanitize, clean and maintain. Sneeze guards can be installed in offices, malls and entertainment zones, banks, hospitals, educational institutions, retail showrooms, hotels etc. with ease. Any carpenter or glass fabricator can help install glass barriers on desks. As a tool for social distancing, glass will enhance the look of office spaces and help in adhering to government guidelines for the post-lockdown workplace scenario. Unlike other glass products that are custom-made, sneeze guards are ready to buy and hence, are easily available in various sizes. This also provides a business opportunity for the glass industry, which has been hit hard by the lockdown. Although the demand generated by sneeze guards will not be enough to replace the loss of business caused by the lockdown, it nonetheless will provide opportunities for growth. And various companies are already en route to explore the opportunity. Manufacturing giant Saint-Gobain has already started marketing the product. Other processors are also following suite.
“While acting as a tool for social distancing, glass will enhance the look of office spaces and help in adhering to government guidelines for the post-lockdown workplace scenario.