Polycarbonate Plastic Sheet: The Right Choice
For certain applications, polycarbonate sheets offer significant advantages over other materials like acrylic and glass. Although it has similar characteristics to acrylic, polycarbonate provides more strength and can accommodate a broader range of temperatures. It's appropriate for applications where temperature fluctuations are a concern.
While polycarbonate is half the weight of glass, it has 250 times the impact resistance. It also offers exceptional clarity and transmits light better than many types of glass. Plus, polycarbonate is easier to machine, handle and install. It can be cold-formed or cut at room temperature on site without breaking or cracking.
Strength and durability are key advantages of polycarbonate sheets. Known for their ability to withstand impacts, they're excellent for applications where safety is a concern, such as in security glazing, machine guards and protective shields.
Polycarbonate is also highly heat-resistant, with a high melting point and a low coefficient of thermal expansion. This makes it well-suited for high-temperature applications, such as electrical components, LED lighting, and automotive parts.
Because of its advantages, polycarbonate is often the material of choice for applications like:
- Consumer electronics
- Medical equipment
- Greenhouse panels
- Safety glasses
- Power tools
- Business machines
Polycarbonate adds style without compromising strength. You can rely on polycarbonate sheets from Regal Plastics to get the job done.