is as clear as glass and 250 times stronger. It’s also 30 times stronger thanacrylicsheet – offering a margin of safety that no other clear glazing material can beat. With its inherent design flexibility, polycarbonate can be cut or cold-formed on site during installation without the pre-forming and fabrication associated with glass or acrylic. It is lightweight and requires less structural support compared to all-glass systems, saving additional time and labor costs. Of course, its durability and energy efficiency add up to long-term cost savings, too.
Think of all the places that you wish you could have put glass orplexiglass in your designs, but could not due to the environment, building location, or material limitations. Now think of the demanding applications where glass and acrylic have been tried and failed; schools, psychiatric facilities, subways, bus shelters —the list is growing due to increased violence and vandalism. Think of applications where other plastics won’t rise to the challenge. Now try polycarbonate sheet and make your designs a reality.
Qualities of Polycarbonate Sheet
Although polycarbonate sheeting is often more costly, it will save you in the long run due to its higher level of impact resistance. By using acrylic sheet in an application that is more suited for polycarbonate, there is a likely chance you will have to replace it or fix it sooner than if you used polycarbonate sheeting. There are additional cost savings in shipping and handling, as well as structural support.
Polycarbonate is less rigid than acrylic sheeting and can be bought in a variety of flexible grades. Additionally, it can be cold formed or bent without heating. If heat is needed or you are using it in a hot location, polycarbonate sheet can withstand temperatures up to 240 degrees Fahrenheit and has a low level of flammability.
There are drawbacks to using polycarbonate such as its initial cost. Additionally, polycarbonate is easier to scratch and dent and has a low level of resistance to cleaners.
Ask about our wholesale polycarbonate sheet pricing or get a custom quote by calling (888) 702-6028 or filling out a form. Some of our most popular polycarbonate plastics include:
Clear Polycarbonate Sheets
Colored Polycarbonate Sheets
Polycarbonate Mirror Sheets
Bullet Resistant Polycarbonate Sheets