Polycarbonate Opaque Sheet Description
Polycarbonate, also known as bisphenol A (BPA), was independently synthesized by polymer chemists Dr. H. Schnell of Bayer AG, Germany and Dr. Daniel W. Fox of General Electric Company, USA in 1953.
Polycarbonate is a virtually unbreakable plastic, and its variations are fashioned into eyewear lenses, protective equipment including bullet-proof glass, numerous medical devices, and can also be used as a building material in greenhouses. It can be utilized through glazing applications, digital media such as CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs, as well as outdoor lighting fixtures.
This general-purpose polycarbonate sheet is a polished, UV stabilized product featuring outstanding impact strength and superior dimensional stability. General purpose polycarbonate sheets are cost-effective and perfect for a wide range of industrial and domestic uses including crafts, window replacements, photo framing, glazing, design, structural applications, and formed or fabricated components.
- 250x stronger than glass
- 30x stronger than acrylic
- High Impact resistant
- Temperature resistant
- Roofing panels
- Room dividers
- Bullet resistance
- Auto parts
Polycarbonate is capable of transmitting light within the 80 to 90 percent range, which is sufficient for greenhouses. Compared to glass, the lighter weight of polycarbonate allows more total light to enter the greenhouse. Less framing is required to hold the polycarbonate in place.
Polycarbonate is simple to clean and polish using a clean cloth and cleaning compounds. It is possible to remove light scratches from polycarbonate with special abrasive compounds.