Choose Your Polycarbonate Glass Shape
A high-impact, architectural super star
Tough, optically transparent, break-resistant, Lexan polycarbonate surpasses all other thermoplastics for glazing use, safety and strength.
Polycarbonate is a non-toxic polycarbonate thermo resin. The liquid polymer forms when bisphenol A reacts with carbonyl chloride. Uncoated sheets are then heat- or cold-formed.
Polycarbonate Versatility and Features
To really understand the superiority of this thermoplastic, consider these products made from polycarbonate: helmets, face shields, airplane and ship portholes, instrument components and electrical insulators - too name just a few. It's the choice for safety, thermal protection, security, clarity and strength. Standard polycarbonate sheets even have built-in forced entry protection.
- Polycarbonate sheets are lightweight.
- Polycarbonate withstands temperatures from -40 degrees F to 280 degrees F.
- Standard polycarbonate sheets are UV stable.
- Polycarbonate earns the highest plastics code compliance for light-transmission.
- High-impact properties make polycarbonate virtually unbreakable.
- Polycarbonate sheets offer superior sound insulation.
- Surfaces can be painted, printed or metalized.
Polycarbonate building uses
Domed structures, glass roofing, balconies and railings as well as high-pressure (bullet resistant) and high-temperature windows. Creative applications for vertical structures, make Lexan a prized material in the architect's toolkit.
Polycarbonate sheet thickness options are: 1/8" and 1/4" in stock.