Tinted polycarbonate sheets
The range on Plasticsheetsshop.co.uk also includes tinted polycarbonate sheets. We stock grey and brown tinted sheets in five thicknesses: 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm and 8 mm. Polycarbonate is an extremely strong and virtually unbreakable plastic sheet. The sheets are transparent; therefore, they are a perfect choice as replacement for windows and security glazing. The maximum available sheet size is 305 by 203 centimetres. Of course, all polycarbonate sheets can be cut to your desired size and will be ready for delivery within 48 hours. The material is also available in the colours opal white and crystal clear.
Characteristics of tinted polycarbonate sheets
Polycarbonate sheets are often chosen for their extreme impact resistant qualities. Tinted polycarbonate sheets are 250 times stronger than glass and still weighs 50% less than a glass sheet that is the same size and thickness. The sheets are easy to handle, and are suited for sawing, drilling and milling. Polycarbonate sheets are also easy to bend without tearing or damaging at the fold. All polycarbonate sheets in our range are UV resistant, therefore they are suitable 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 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.