Benefits And Applications Of Polycarbonates


Polycarbonate sheets are the new standard for transparent materials, just like glass once was. It is a strong, durable, impact resistant, chemical resistant, fire resistant, and flexible material that has found its place in a variety of applications. Let’s take a look at some of the significant applicational benefits of polycarbonate sheets in this blog.


Polycarbonate’s light bringing quality

Polycarbonate, although a transparent material, brings in a little lesser light than glass. Even though this looks like a disadvantage, it actually isn’t. This is because polycarbonate brings in lesser but better light. Glass brings in all of the sunlight, making the space extremely bright. But, polycarbonate brings in only that part of sunlight that is free from harmful ultraviolet radiations. This is as polycarbonate sheets come with a UV protective coating on one side that keeps the UV radiations away. Thus, only safe sunlight comes indoors. Moreover, glass brings in direct light, focusing intense light on certain areas of the space, while making other areas dull and dark, deprived of sunlight. Polycarbonate, on the other hand, brings in diffused light, scattering light evenly across the space. All in all, polycarbonate brings in appropriate sunlight to light up the space evenly and suitably. This amazing property has made polycarbonate a popular material used in constructing greenhouses and sunrooms today.

Polycarbonate’s strength

Polycarbonate is light in weight, yet extremely strong. It is half the weight of glass, yet has 200 times the impact resistance! Can you imagine the amazing combination!? This remarkable combination has resulted polycarbonate to be used in a variety of applications like optical wear, bullet-resistant windows, police shields, etc.

Polycarbonate’s flexible nature

Polycarbonate, being both flexible yet durable, can be easily molded into a variety of shapes. Glass can be used to make only flat surfaces or sloped roofs. But, polycarbonate can be used to make domes, barrel roofs, ogee roofs, arched roofs, and all other kinds of circular shaped roofs. This has helped in building so many circular shaped structures with polycarbonate, which glass would have not made possible.

Polycarbonate’s sound insulation

Polycarbonate is an absolutely wonderful sound insulating material. Thus, polycarbonate can bring transparency, yet sound privacy. This remarkable quality has made polycarbonate a perfect material to be used as indoor partitions, especially in offices, where visibility is required, but privacy of communication is vital too.

Polycarbonate’s visual appeal

Polycarbonates are available in a variety of colors and textures, which is why they can be chosen to either match or contrast the rest of the structure, as preferred. This has helped making beautifully colored roofs, or even complete polycarbonate structures, like in the case of greenhouses, conservatories, airports, and malls.

With the several benefits that come with polycarbonate, you can see how the material is used in a variety of applications. So, what is your application? Are you looking to build a transparent roof, structure, or partition? Polycarbonate should be your choice. If not transparent, you can choose to use colored or textured sheets to reduce the transparency, yet help you enjoy the view outside. Make a choice and select the best quality polycarbonate roofing sheets in the country.


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