Polycarbonate Sheets are sheets of thermoplastic, which is an extremely tough and stable material. Polycarbonate sheets are resistant to staining and weigh around six times less than its glass equivalent. Many industries use polycarbonate, to manufacture different products, from CD’s to bulletproof windows, as the main advantages are its light weight and high strength. Polycarbonate in sheet form or polycarbonate sheets are available in single or twin wall sheets, and they are used very widely for roofing applications, especially the twin wall variety, as this design offers very effective insulating applications.
Some of the uses for polycarbonate sheets can include, conservatory roofing, garages, free standing shelters, aviaries, and greenhouses. Although polycarbonate is manufactured from toxic materials, the finished product itself is non-toxic. Polycarbonate sheet
Polycarbonate is tough and stable and can resist high and low temperatures from around 280F down to -40F.
The use of polycarbonate varies widely in industry to produce different products; some of these products can include;
o Roofing sheets
o Eye Glases
o CD’s and DVD’s
o Bullet proof windows
Polycarbonate sheets hve been designed for both domestic and industrial use. It is very versatile material and has many different applications, and there are a huge number of different glazing systems which can be used with these types of sheets.
Polycarbonate can be utilized both externally and internally as it is stable in high and low temperatures and has an excellent impact resistance and fire rating.
Many optical industries make use of clear polycarbonate to produce eyeglasses. It has exceptional transparency qualities and extremely good durability. Lenses manufactured from clear polycarbonate can be made thinner than lenses made from ordinary glass.
Polycarbonate sheets are light and very easy to work with. Cutting can be done with a hand saw, and there is no heavy lifting involved. After they have been installed there is very little maintenance, requiring only the occasional wash with mild warm soapy water.