White opal polycarbonate sheets
White opal polycarbonate, also known as Lexan, is often used instead of glass in light boxes and advertising signs. It can also be implemented as privacy glass in cars, caravans, boats and buildings. Opal white polycarbonate has a light transmission of 28% and evenly spreads the incoming light. We stock opal white polycarbonate sheets in two thicknesses: 3 and 4 millimetres. Polycarbonate is fully suited as replacement for glass and it has two added advantages: it weighs half as much as glass and it’s 250 times more impact resistant. The maximum available sheet size is 240 by 100 centimetres. Like other sheets, white opal polycarbonate sheets can be cut to your desired size and will be ready for delivery within 48 hours. In our range we offer clear polycarbonate and tinted polycarbonate sheets.
Characteristics of opal 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.
Stronger than glass