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Polycarbonate

Although there are a number of clear glazing and safety glazing materials on the market today, high-impact-resistant Polycarbonate (LEXAN®) provides the widest range of properties. It is not only a safety and security product but, also provides architects with great design freedom as can be seen in applications such as Stadium Australia and Darling Harbour in Sydney.

Having 250 times the impact of glass and 30 times that of acrylic, Polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable and is covered by a warranty. Polycarbonate is lightweight, has excellent weatherability and good abrasion resistance* that is second only to glass. Polycarbonate monolithic sheet also has 16% better thermal insulation thus providing improved energy savings.

In industrial applications such as machine guarding, Polycarbonate is the preferred choice of engineers as it not only protects from serious injury but also allows design freedom due to its ability to be cold-bent on site and can be thermoformed to almost any shape.

Also having the same basic properties as standard grade, Mar Resistant grade offers an outstanding combination of abrasion resistance and toughness particularly where continued clarity and aesthetics is required.

Glass like in appearance, grime and graffiti clean off easily however unlike glass and acrylic glazing, this sheet grade is covered by a warranty.

In industrial applications such as machine guarding, Mar Resistant grade will retain its clarity much longer than standard

Polycarbonate also known as LEXAN® and LEXAN® MR10 by GE Polymer Shapes can be characterised by the following properties:

  • Excellent impact strength
  • Weatherable
  • Easy to fabricate
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Meets required building codes
  • Self extinguishing
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Excellent light transmission
  • Excellent sound attenuation properties
  • Food industry approved for glazing and guarding applications
  • Excellent electrical insulation

Fields of application: machinery safety guarding, signage, sky lights, barrel vaults, telephone booth panels, architectural glazing and riot shields.

DOWNLOAD LEXAN STANDARD DATA SHEET

DOWNLOAD LEXAN MR10 DATA SHEET