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Polycarbonate Screens


Protective screens are now common place in retail and shop counter areas and help to reassure both staff and customers in the current Covid19 environment. The materials used to make these screens can be polycarbonate or acrylic glass sheet. Both materials have high clarity like glass but are only half the weight at the same thickness. 



(Please note: we supply clear sheet material only)

What is Polycarbonate?
Polycarbonate, first manufactured in 1953, is a transparent thermoplastic polymer with excellent impact strength. Due to its stability and strength over other clear sheet materials, it is often used in engineering and machine applications.

Characteristics:

  • Toughness and high impact strength
  • Transparency (very clear plastic)
  • Lightweight
  • UV resistant (double sided)
  • Heat Resistant (stable up to 135°C)
  • Flame retardant
  • Easy to clean

Polycarbonate Applications:

  • Appliances: refrigerators, air conditioners, coffee machines,...
  • Automotive: car’s interior and exterior body parts
  • Building and Construction: security windows, agricultural houses,...
  • Medical: surgical instruments, drug delivery systems…
  • Screens: protective cashier screens

Recyclability:

Polycarbonate is identified in the recycling code “7”. This category includes plastics as acrylic, polycarbonate, polylactic fibres, nylon and others. Reuse and recycling protocols are not standardized in this category however, number 7 plastics are re-used to make baby bottles, car parts and water cooler bottles.