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    New Product: Polycarbonate Protective Panels From Austin Hardware®.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Jul 20, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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    Companies are looking for ways to safely allow employees to return to the Poly Blog Image - 1workplace as businesses open back up amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the primary modes of transmission of COVID-19 is via airborne droplets.

    A simple solution to mitigate the transmission of these droplets is to place a physical barrier between employees working in an office environment. Placing a partition at individual workstations, and other key areas throughout the business can help to insulate workers from the potentially virus-carrying particulates emitted by others.  

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    Austin Hardware’s® in-house engineering department separates our company from most industrial distributors and places us in a unique and vital position. One that enables us to directly and quickly assist our customers with this special need at this crucial time.  

    As numerous customers have reached out in search of a solution, the Austin engineering team has gone to work on the design of a COVID-19 Protective Panel to help workers return to work safely. 



    There are 2 basic options available. Solid and with a pass-thru, are now available in 4 standard sizes each:  


    The barrier of our protective panel is fabricated from a durable, shatter-resistant, clear polycarbonate that looks like glass but is much lighter and sturdier. The transparent barrier allows co-workers all the benefits of face-to-face communication while remaining safely separated 

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    The pass-thru version allows co-workers to quickly and easily exchange paperwork and other essential work items. At the same time, the solid physical barrier remains intact at face-level ensuring protection. The slotted base incorporates matching polycarbonate feet for a sleek, seamless design while providing excellent balance to prevent the barrier from easily tipping if bumped.  


    If these standard versions are not adequate for your application, we can work with you to develop custom sizes or configurations to fit your unique requirements.   

    As an essential business, we are privileged to be in a position to help our customers during this difficult time. To learn more about our COVID-19 Protective Panels, or any of our other products or services, please contact your nearest Austin Hardware® location. 



    Disclaimer: Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc. DOES NOT imply that our protective panels should replace other protective actions recommended by the CDC, WHO, or other health and safety experts. The physical barrier we’ve designed should be used IN ADDITION to those measures, including the use of face coverings, physical distancing, and any other precautions that may be recommended. 




    Topics: Austin Engineered Solutions™, Polycarbonatepanels, Essential EMT