The Right Application is Key -  Tel: +27 11 472 0670

CONTACT US

POLYCARBONATE (PC)

Impact strength is perhaps the most important of the many features of polycarbonate sheet. It is 250 times stronger than glass, and 30-40 times stronger than acrylic. Whether it is used as window glazing, machine guards or in signage, it is virtually unbreakable.

Design versatility allows polycarbonate sheet to be used in many ways. It can be vacuum formed and painted into high strength outdoor illumination signs. It can be cold bent on site for curved architectural glazing or it can be cut and shaped for guarding or for glazing applications where there is a potential for glass breakage.

 

FEATURES

APPLICATIONS

• Excellent impact resistance – x250 stronger than glass.

 

• Flame retardant in that it burns slowly and is self-
   extinguishing. This means that it won't cause fires to
   spread and can be used in any application where glass
   is used.

 

• Outstanding dimensional stability at temperatures of
   up to 130ºC. Above 140ºC the material will begin to
   soften, at 230ºC it will begin to melt and it will begin to
   flow anywhere from 260ºC to 320ºC.

 

• Can withstand low temperatures without any
   noticeable decrease in general performance levels.
   Some performance changes will occur at 150ºC and
   below.

 

• Can be machined, decorated, welded or bonded/glued,
  provided the correct polycarbonate-based bonding
  medium is used.

 

• Sound-reduction characteristics are similar to that of
  glass.

 

• Ability to be cold formed in thinner gauges

 

• Polycarbonate sheets require less energy to
  manufacture than other glazing materials and can be
  recycled.

 

• Good dimensional stability and electrical insulating
   properties. Low moisture absorption.

 

• Safety glazing, guards, signage, sight-glasses

© Gauteng Engeneering  Plastics 2020 – All Right Reserved