Polycarbonate Sheet Knowledge Base You Need to Know

Polycarbonate (PC), a thermoplastic that comes in a transparent sheet, is an engineering plastic with excellent comprehensive properties. Because of its lightweight, temperature resistance, impact resistance, and UV resistance, it’s easy to install and durable in the field you need. Known as the “king of clear plastics”, polycarbonate sheet is an excellent alternative to glass.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is polycarbonate easy to cut?

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.

What is raw material of polycarbonate sheets?

Polycarbonate sheets are made of polycarbonate engineering that features strong, hardness, and transparency. UNQ polycarbonate manufacturer imported from Lexan, Makrolon, and Covestro to ensure the quality of polycarbonate sheets. LEXAN polycarbonate roofing is excellent tough, with 10 years of warranty and the lowest yellowing rate. It is the best choice for a glazing roof.

Does polycarbonate discolour?

Polycarbonate panels are resistant to heat, sunlight, snow, and rain, which enables them to last for many years without fading or discoloring.

What thickness of polycarbonate is bulletproof?

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.

How can I connect polycarbonate sheets?

Usually, we use the polycarbonate H and U profiles to join and close the edge of multi-wall or solid polycarbonate sheets. It not only makes the installation fast and convenient but also can effectively prevent the sheet broken when making holes in the sheets. PC profiles make the roof more beautiful and waterproof. Contact us to get free PC profiles.

How do you clean polycarbonate?

Wash the polycarbonate sheet with mild soap and lukewarm water. Use a soft cloth or sponge and gently wash with an up-and-down motion in the same direction.

What is the best clear roofing material?

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.

Can you walk on polycarbonate sheets during installation?

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.

Can polycarbonate be used for Windows?

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.

Does polycarbonate scratch easily?

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 use.

What is the difference of polycarbonate and acrylic sheet?

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.

What are the advantages of polycarbonate?

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.

Can you bend polycarbonate sheets?

Polycarbonate sheets can be cold-bending and heat-bending. The maximum bending radius is 175 times of its own thickness.

Are there different types of polycarbonate?

The three main types of polycarbonate sheets are: Polycarbonate solid and embossed sheet, polycarbonate corrugated sheet, and polycarbonate hollow sheet.

Does polycarbonate yellow with age?

The polycarbonate sheet uv layer is 50μm, which can resist uv for ten years. The uv layer will be thinner every year. After ten years using life, when the polycarbonate is attacked by uv again, it changes color and starts to become yellow.

How strong is polycarbonate plastic sheet?

Polycarbonate is around 250 times stronger than glass, and 30 times stronger than the other popular clear plastic, such as acrylic.

Why is polycarbonate so expensive?

Polycarbonate is expensive because it’s nearly indestructible. It has high impact resistance, around 250 times stronger than glass.

How long will polycarbonate last?

5 to 10 years for different quality.

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