COVID-19 brought a drastic change in how we clean, disinfect, and sanitize our workplace. One way of maintaining a virus-free workspace is by putting hand sanitizer, soap, and alcohol in every corner of the office.
However, when cleaning workplaces, there are certain areas that are often ignored. One of these is the desk and wall partitions. As companies consider bringing people back to the office, ways of disinfecting and sanitizing must not only change but also be effectively applied to the appropriate type of surface.
MPS LLC offers an easy-to-disinfect desk and wall partitions made of 100% polyester porous fiber that you can just spray disinfectant and walk away while the chemical does its work. PET panels absorb disinfectants that prevent the chemicals from dripping on your desk, unlike the acrylic panels that make it challenging to sanitize.
If your back-to-work plan involves acrylic dividers, you may be waiting a while. Fortunately acrylic isn’t the only option – and it may not even be the best option for your space!
Not all antimicrobial products are compatible with all surfaces. Most disinfectant includes active ingredients such as lactic acid, quaternary ammonium chloride, and silver + hydrogen peroxide which are not recommended to use on finished wood, floors or surfaces, marble, or acrylic plastic as they can damage the surface after prolonged exposure.
Acrylic panels’ chemical resistance depends on the concentration of the cleaner or disinfectant, contact time, and temperature of the solution. Prolonged exposure to cleaning products can cause them to stiffen and crack, degrade the plastic, or impact its chemical resistance.
Work Safely with EcoPrivacy Acoustic® Panels
PET panels like EcoPrivacy Acoustic® panels don’t break or fracture. These PET panels are shatter-resistant and provide a suitable acrylic-replacement in most applications.
EcoPrivacy Acoustic® panels are made up of 100% PET panel fabrics. They are colorfast to both water and solvent-based cleaning solutions. You can disinfect these by simply spraying disinfectants. Use disinfectants approved by EPA and any associated manufacturers’ guidance for porous surfaces (e.g., rugs, partitions). Here are the approved EPA disinfectants along with their required time to disinfect.
Cleaning and disinfection is an important part of reopening public spaces and workplaces. However, it will require careful planning. It is recommended to clean individual workstations, including desks, partitions, walls, chairs, and other equipments twice a day. EcoPrivacy Acoustic® panels make cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting simple in providing effective, safe barriers to COVID-19 in your workspace.