Performance plastics help Make Machinery SaferPlastics Make Machines Safer

According to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds — with manufacturing ranking in the top five occupations for workplace injuries.

Performance plastics help machine builders and MRO professionals improve safety in manufacturing environments. For example, when used as machine guards, polycarbonate, acrylic, and PETG help protect operators from flying chips, sparks, moving parts, blades, and other hazards. These transparent plastics also provide the optical clarity necessary to give workers an unobstructed view of potential danger.

Protect the people who operate your machines. Use performance plastics for:

  • Machine guards and housings
  • Sight glasses
  • Protective glazing
  • Face shields
  • Transparent manifolds

Take a closer look with our article, "Building a Better Machine Guard with Plastic."

Let’s work together to prevent workplace injuries.

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