More Info on Faceshields & Visors
What are faceshields and visors used for?
Faceshields protect the face from hazardous impacts including:
- Flying Objects
- Road Debris
- Chemical Splashes
- Potential Infectious Fluid
What materials are used to make faceshields?
What are the different types of lenses for faceshields?
- Polycarbonate - good for heat and impact resistance. It can be chemical resistant depending on the thickness and coating. UV protection is also possible by adding UV filter additives.
- Propionate - perfect for chemical splash protection but is not well suited for impact resistance.
- Mesh - commonly used in a warm environment because of its ability to provide a lot of ventilation. Is not well suited for impact, chemical, and UV protection.
- Acetate - gives up a little visibility to become scratch and chemical resistant.
- PETG - ideal for chemical splash protection and is not very impact resistant. It can also be rough on the user's eyes.
Which faceshield coating should I get?
- Clear Lens - creates great visibility for normal and low light conditions.
- Tinted Lens - protects the eyes from eye strain due to excessive glare.
- Shade IR - protects eyes from infrared light and is commonly used for gas soldering, light cutting, brazing and metal pouring.
- Arc Lens - protects against low-level arc flashes, electromagnetic energy, tiny fragments, and molten metal during an electric arc. These should be paired with personal protective equipment to ensure full protection.
- Anti-fog - prevents fogging from water vapor.
- Anti-scratch - prevents scratches.
- Reflective - has a mirrored coating that reflects and dissipates radiant heat. Great for those working in heated environments.