Description (Optically Clear Solid Polycarbonate Sheet)
The range of clear polycarbonate sheets present in our stores are very flexible and versatile which means that they can be cut, drilled, bent, shaped to different sizes. This Solid Polycarbonate has a thickness of between 2 mm & 10mm The material is of excellent quality and easy to handle and fit for alterations such as cutting, drilling and sawing. This polycarbonate sheet is covered by a protective film on both sides.
This Solid Polycarbonate is opposing to extreme weather conditions and UV. It can have a life of about 15 – 20 years when used outside and is completely durable in all weathers. The excellent strength of it is one of the reasons it is used for outdoor application such as windbreaks and skylights etc. For these purposes, it also helps that Solid Polycarbonate is UV and weather resistant. Its thick surface doesn’t allow the water and dust to stick with it. Therefore Regular cleaning with an anti-static plastic cleaner is recommended to avoid the sheet from attracting dust.
Strength and Weight
The Polycarbonate sheet or Solid Polycarbonate weighs about half of regular glass i.e. 50% less than regular glass, and still, it is a stronger as compared to glass, the sheet is almost 30 times as force resistant. You need a lot of force in order to break that Polycarbonate sheet. Although it is not easy to break the sheet or Solid Polycarbonate when it breaks, It does not break like the pieces of glasses but it breaks like a clean line. The Polycarbonate sheet is more transparent than glass as it allows more light to pass through it. This will be especially apparent when comparing thicker Polycarbonate and glass sheets.
It is very easy to work with Polycarbonate, but first, understand the difference between cast and extruded sheets. Both sheets are useful in their own ways. In certain cases, Extruded sheets are less suitable for certain processing because of internal tension in the material. This tension makes extruded sheets extremely difficult to break when you drill or saw them. So with the right tools and preparation, it is easy to work with a cast sheet. The sheet is covered by a protective film to protect it from damage during transport and handling.
Polycarbonate sheets have a few important characteristics. The following best properties are given below:
- Colour: Clear
- Thickness: 2-10mm
- This sheet has a thickness tolerance of 10%
- Unaffected by sun or salt spray
- Good outdoor weathering
- Superb chemical resistance – better than most plastics
- Food safe
- Double-sided: both sides can be used as a visible side and have a protective film to protect them during transport and handling
- Temperature range of -30 to 160° F for continuous service
- UV resistance: High
- Heat resistance: High
- Weather resistance: high
- Easy to clean and maintain
Ease Of Work
It is very easy to work with polycarbonate sheets. We can perform a number of operations such as
The polycarbonate sheet is UV resistant, lightweight and strong material therefore it is an excellent choice for indoor and outdoor applications. Some of the applications are given below.
- Display cases
- Shower screens
- Kitchen splashbacks
- Bathroom splashbacks
- Advertising boards
- Wall cladding
- Shower skirting
- Bath panels
- Kitchen cabinet door fronts
- Innovative interior design
- Secondary glazing
- Door canopies
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