Clear polycarbonate sheets
Clear polycarbonate, also known as Lexan, is often used as a replacement for glass. Not just in houses and buildings, but also in cars, caravans, sheds and boats. Each application requires a different sheet thickness; therefore, we stock clear polycarbonate in thicknesses varying between 2 and 15 millimetres. Polycarbonate is suitable as full replacement for regular glass. This material weighs half as much as glass and has a higher impact resistance (250 times higher). The maximum sheet size that is available in our online shop is 240 by 100 centimetres. Of course, we can cut the sheet to any desired size. Your order will be ready for delivery within 48 hours. We also stock polycarbonate sheets in the versions: opal white and tinted.
Characteristics of clear polycarbonate sheets
Polycarbonate sheets distinguish themselves because of their high impact resistance: the material is virtually unbreakable. Polycarbonate can cope with high temperatures, it’s self-extinguishing and fire retardant. The sheet is easy to handle, and is suitable for sawing, drilling and milling. Polycarbonate sheets are also easy to bend without tearing or damaging the fold. Both sides of the sheets are covered by a protective film to prevent damage from transport or handling. All polycarbonate sheets in our range are UV resistant, therefore they are well suited for outdoor applications. For instance, they can be used to replace a boat window or when building a canopy. When polycarbonate sheets are not UV resistant, they will become discoloured and turn yellowish after two or three years. The strength of the material allows polycarbonate sheets to be used as vandalism and burglary proof glazing, for example in bus shelters, waiting areas, bicycle parking, et cetera. Polycarbonate sheets are also very suitable for replacing car, boat and caravan windows. Other names that are given to polycarbonate are: Lexan, Arla, Margard, Calibre, Radilux, Makrolon, Quin, Axxis, Panlite, Lexgard and Makrofol. Polycarbonate is more prone to scratching in comparison to regular glass. Scratches are easily removed by polishing the sheet. We recommend treating the sheet with an antistatic cleaner to prevent the plastic from attracting dust.
lighter than glass
stronger than glass