Polycarbonate is the most impact-resistant clear sheet available today. Virtually unbreakable, it is approximately 250 times stronger than plate glass and thirty times stronger than acrylic of equal thickness. Polycarbonate- sheet provides lasting protection against vandalism, burglary, and natural occurrences, such as high winds, snow loads, and hailstorms. It is unlikely to break, shatter, or chip when bombarded with thrown objects, such as rocks, bricks and bottles, nor is it likely that this material will break when hammered twisted or bent.
Because of its ductility, polycarbonate glazing can be cured and cold-formed on site from flat sheet into much tighter curves than is possible with acrylic. This provides the freedom to construct curved architectural glazing during installation without the pre-forming and fabrication costs associated with glass and acrylic.
Polycarbonate sheet is a superior insulating material when compared to equivalent thicknesses of glass. Double-glazing or over-glazing on existing windows can offer significant energy cost savings. clear polycarbonate sheet transmits up to 88% of visible light, close to that of glass. In applications requiring reduced light transmittance and increased shading, standard polycarbonate sheet is available in solar gray and bronze tints. Privacy patterns are also available for increased visual security.
- Lexan® 3412
- Lexan® 3413
- Lexan® 3414
- Lexan® 500
- Susta® PC GF20
- Tecanat™ GF20
- Unicar® RG
Emco Industrial Plastics doesn’t claim to represent all of the manufacturers or trade name products listed. This list is intended as a guide of typical materials available for purchase from Emco Industrial Plastics, Inc. For additional information, contact an Emco Industrial Plastics representative by filling out the form below.
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