Plastic is a very versatile material that may be utilised in a wide variety of applications and projects. A series of thermoplastic polymers known as polycarbonates is one of the most prevalent types of plastic (PC). This synthetic resin is a naturally transparent amorphous thermoplastic that may be used to make a range of precision machined components and goods, but it’s also widely utilised as a substitute for acrylic, glass, and polyethylene.
Polycarbonate sheets have a wide range of properties and qualities that make them well-suited to a wide range of applications and sectors, including agricultural, automotive, construction, electrical, medical, and security, to mention a few.
Our Company is happy to provide cut-to-size polycarbonate panels in a variety of colours, grades, and sizes. Makrolon®, a worldwide leader in polycarbonate sheets and PC-based polyblends, manufactures the polycarbonate sheets we sell.
Makrolon’s Monogal polycarbonate extruded sheet is engineered to fulfil the severe requirements of a wide range of commercial and industrial applications, including fabrication, furniture manufacturing, curtain-wall framing, lighting, noise reduction, signs, thermoforming, and more. Polycarbonate is used in a wide range of commercial and residential construction projects by our clients.
Features and Benefits:
- Almost unbreakable
- High resilience to impact
- High light transmission and clarity
- UV shielding layer (1 or 2 sided)
- Exceptional flame resistance
- a quarter of the weight of glass
- Machine, handle, and install with ease.
Weight, tensile strength, thermal expansion, and chemical resistance are all critical elements in the majority of applications.
You can’t go wrong with a polycarbonate sheet in terms of impact strength. This all-purpose thermoplastic is 200 times stronger than glass and polyethylene. Furthermore, polycarbonate sheets outperform acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polystyrene (PS), polyphenylene oxide (PPO), acrylic, polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and polyamides in terms of relative impact strength (nylons). You can rely on this tough plastic to protect against burglaries and vandalism, as well as to limit the danger of harm from shattered glass.
Although polycarbonate sheeting expands and contracts in response to temperature changes, it does not shrink with age. The thermal expansion coefficient of polycarbonate plastic is more than 100 times lower than that of polyethylene, making it well-suited to applications where temperature variations are a problem. Another appealing feature of this thermoplastic is its pliability.
Because of polycarbonate’s ductile qualities, it can be cut or cold-formed on-site and at room temperature without cracking or breaking, allowing you to achieve tiny angle bends in prototype situations where aluminium sheet metal is not viable. Because of its ductility, thermoplastic sheeting can be shaped into curves that would be hard to create with laminated glass or acrylic materials.
This strong and impact-resistant material also offers excellent clarity and light transmission qualities. Polycarbonate, unlike glass, cannot be readily shattered or damaged in extreme situations. Polycarbonate sheets are nearly indestructible, offering them a significant safety and security benefit over the glass. Clear polycarbonate sheets panels are ideal for motorcycle fairings, skylights, windows, windshields, and other obstacles. But that’s not all.
Polycarbonate sheet is also resistant to damaging UV radiation. It is also heat, cold, and water-resistant, making it a perfect choice for building barriers, fences, glazing, roofing, and a variety of other applications. To meet any requirement, we provide transparent and translucent sheets, as well as sign-grade white polycarbonate sheeting.