POLYCARBONATE

Polycarbonate is a durable material and has a high impact strength which makes it almost 250 times stronger than glass of the same float thickness and 30 to 40 times stronger than acrylic. Polycarbonate sheets are extruded from UV stabilized polycarbonate resin which makes it suitable to South Africa’s harsh weather conditions. It is highly transparent and serves as a suitable alternative to security glass. Its impact strength makes it virtually unbreakable when used for glazing and protective shields. It is a very versatile material and can be used for a wide range of applications from household appliances to architectural and aircraft fittings. It can be vacuum formed, heat bent as well as cold bent.

• highly transparent with a glossy surface
• very durable and strong – almost 250 times stronger than glass of the same float thickness.
• UV and weather resistant
• good electrical insulator
• lightweight – almost half the weight of glass of the same thickness
• can be printed on, painted and glued
• suitable for medical and food applications
• can be bent, curved and cut on site
• flame retardant – burns slowly and is self extinguishing
• good sound insulator

• used to construct telephone booths, bus shelters, walkway covers and greenhouses
• machine covers
• audio and photographic equipment
• protective eyewear : visors and shields, motorcycle windshields and riot shields
• glazing, aircraft interiors and sight glasses
• roofing and skylights
• medical industry (incubators)
• household appliances
• food packaging
• signage
• injection moulding
• Chairmats (prismatic)

• colour : clear, bronze, opal, clear non slip/prismatic – for Chairmats (2.5 mm)
• sheet size : 3050 x 2050
• 2500 x 1250
• Thickness : 0.8; 1; 1.5; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 8; 10; and 12 mm