Q: Are there different types of polycarbonate?
A: The three main types of polycarbonate sheets are:
Polycarbonate solid and embossed sheet, polycarbonate corrugated sheet, and polycarbonate hollow sheet.
Q: What is the best clear roofing material?
A: Polycarbonate is a strong thermoplastic material, which is lightweight and can withstand extremely low and high temperatures. This durable and practical roofing material is perfect for greenhouse, patios, and deck areas.
Q: How do you clean polycarbonate?
A: Wash polycarbonate sheet with a mild soap and lukewarm water. Use a soft cloth or sponge and gently wash with an up and down motion in the same direction.
Q: Can you walk on polycarbonate sheets during installation?
A: No, do not walk directly on polycarbonate sheets. Polycarbonate sheet is not intended to support the weight of a person. Use stepping ladders or place crawling boards between two or more rafters to create a path for walking.
Q: What is the difference of polycarbonate and acrylic sheet?
A: Polycarbonate and acrylic sheet are two of the most frequently used see-through plastics. Acrylic is shinier and polycarbonate is stronger. Acrylic is less expensive but easier to crack. Polycarbonate is more impact resistant but easier to scratch.
Q: Can polycarbonate be used for Windows?
A: Polycarbonate is another popular material for windows. It weighs is much less than glass and has high clarity. In addition, polycarbonate is easy to tint and shade, which allows for windows to be tinted to protect the occupants of a vehicle or a building from heat and glare.
Q: Can you bend polycarbonate sheets?
A: Polycarbonate sheets can be cold-bending and heat-bending. The maximum bending radius is 175 times of its own thickness.
Ｑ: Does polycarbonate scratch easily?
Ａ: Although Polycarbonate is known for its high impact resistance, it is very easy to be scratched. For this reason, its surfaces can be coated with a scratch-resistant layer for protection if for special using.
Q: How strong is polycarbonate plastic sheet?
A: Polycarbonate is around 250 times stronger than glass, and 30 times stronger than the other popular clear plastic, such as acrylic.
Q: What thickness of polycarbonate is bulletproof?
A: 3.5 inches. The ability of the polycarbonate layer to stop projectiles with varying energy is directly proportional to its thickness, and bulletproof glass of this design may be up to 3.5 inches thick.
Q: What are the advantages of polycarbonate?
A: Polycarbonate plastic sheets have really a high value for anyone to use. It is moldable, durable, lightweight, flame resistant, impact resistant, and energy efficient. Its finest properties is high impact resistance, that are more than 250 times of glass.
Q: How long will polycarbonate last?
A: 5 to 10 years for different quality.
Q: Why is polycarbonate so expensive?
A: Polycarbonate is expensive because it's nearly indestructible. It has high impact resistance, around 250 times stronger than glass.
Q: Is polycarbonate easy to cut?
A: It almost always comes in sheets, and is fairly easy to cut. Thinner polycarbonate sheets can be scored and snapped with a utility knife. You can use a circular saw to make straight cuts on thicker sheets.
Q: Does polycarbonate discolour?
A: Polycarbonate panels are resistant to heat, sunlight, snow, and rain, which enable them to last for many years without fading or discoloring.