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POLYCARBONATE SHEETS

Polycarbonate is generally considered to be about 200 times stronger than glass, making it an excellent choice for applications where strength and impact resistance are important. Polycarbonate is a type of plastic that is known for its strength, durability, and transparency. It is much more resistant to impact and breakage than glass, and it is also more resistant to UV radiation and weathering.

One of the key properties that makes polycarbonate so strong is its tensile strength, which is a measure of how much stress a material can withstand before breaking or deforming. Polycarbonate has a tensile strength of around 9,000 pounds per square inch (psi), while glass has a tensile strength of around 40,000 psi. This means that polycarbonate is able to withstand much higher levels of stress before breaking or deforming compared to glass.

In terms of impact resistance, polycarbonate is also much stronger than glass. It is able to absorb a lot of impact energy without breaking, making it an excellent choice for applications where impact resistance is important. It is often used as a lightweight and shatter-resistant alternative to glass and is widely used in a variety of applications, including:

  • Glazing: Clear polycarbonate sheets are used as a lightweight and shatter-resistant alternative to glass in windows, skylights, children's playhouses and greenhouses.

  • Signage: Clear polycarbonate sheets are often used for signage, such as shop signs, directional signs, and building signs.

  • Displays: Clear polycarbonate sheets are used in a variety of display applications, including POP displays, trade show displays, and museum exhibits.

  • Barrier screens: Clear polycarbonate sheets are used to create barrier screens for use in public spaces, such as stores and restaurants, to help prevent the spread of germs.

  • Golf buggy windows: Clear polycarbonate can be used for golf buggy windows due to its transparency, impact resistance, and durability. These materials are also resistant to UV radiation and weathering, which makes them well-suited for outdoor use.

  • Industrial applications: Polycarbonate is used in a variety of industrial applications, including machine guards, safety barriers, and glazing for industrial equipment.

Overall, polycarbonate is a strong and durable material that is often used as a substitute for glass in a variety of applications where strength and impact resistance are important.

We provide and free cutting service, so you can have any size sheet you want up to 3050 mm x 2030 mm and it is available in the following thicknesses. 

Clear - 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm

For more information please feel free to give us a call or email for your free quotation.

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