Polycarbonate sheet is a strong plastic (formed into a clear or opaque sheet) that absorbs low moisture and is chemically resistant. It is also fire resistant and not prone to impact damage. Because it has many desirable properties, it is suitable for many applications replacing glass, acrylic, and other materials.
Here are just some of the many uses and applications for polycarbonate sheet.
Because polycarbonate sheets are impact and chemical resistant, as well as fire resistant, they are the best choice for safety glasses. Due to the nature of the polycarbonate sheet, it offers more protection than other materials while keeping the glasses thin enough not to interfere with vision.
Polycarbonate sheet is very durable and flexible to provide a high level of impact resistance. Due to its extraordinary strength, polycarbonate plastic can be used to construct various types of fences, protective barriers, and partitions. Commonly used for armored barriers for banks, grocery stores and other facilities. In addition, polycarbonate is also the material of choice for use as protection in ice skating and hockey rinks.
Building and Construction
As a true testament to its durability and resilience, polycarbonate is over 200 times stronger and more impact-resistant than glass. It’s also a lot more flexible and affordable than glass and it can be customized to fit pretty much any building mould. That’s why it’s often used as a glass alternative in many building and construction applications. Given its incredible strength, flexibility, and insulation capability, polycarbonate is the top choice for transparent walkways and skylights in buildings.
Many manufacturers are finding ways to take advantage of the properties of polycarbonate sheets. Because it’s so light and durable, it’s a great choice for making smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices sensitive to shock damage and other damage that sheets can prevent.
Polycarbonate sheets can also be used to make CDs and DVDs.
Because it is chemical, heat and fire resistant, it is also a popular choice for certain auto parts. You can find grilles, door handles, and even headlight covers made from polycarbonate sheets to add light protection to your car.
Another desirable feature of polycarbonate sheet is the UV protection it offers. It is becoming increasingly popular in greenhouse design as it allows sunlight to pass through without potentially harmful UV rays, providing protection, warmth and light for the plants inside.
Because it is stronger than glass and acrylic and offers many safety features, it is often used instead of glass for construction purposes. It is also lightweight, making it popular in the automotive and electronics industries. Polycarbonate sheet offers bullet resistance, so you’ll often find protective shields and bulletproof glass made of it. There are many uses for polycarbonate sheets and they conquered many industries.
Its durability, transparency, weather resistance and flexibility are just a few of the properties that have made polycarbonate a staple in many industries. Polycarbonate is also significantly less toxic than many other plastics, and its easy recycling contributes to its environmental credentials.
No other plastic on the market does as much as well as polycarbonate. Contact one Perspex Online if you would like to learn more about how one of our quality polycarbonate products can be of use to you and your business.