Polycarbonate vs Acrylic

POLYCARBONATE SHEETING
•  30x stronger than acrylic, 250x stronger than glass
•  More flexible, can be shaped at room temperature
•  Stable at high temperatures (240F) and is non-flammable
•  Can be drilled without cracking
•  Highly resistant to chemicals
ACRYLIC SHEETING
•  4x to 8x stronger than glass
•  Shaping more labor intensive, breakage more common
•  Stable at temperatures up to 190F
•  Drilling can cause cracking
•  Cleaning chemicals cannot be used on acrylic

POLYCARBONATE BENEFITS

• Polycarbonate sheets are naturally UV resistant, have high-impact resistance, and maintain their transparency, color, and shape for years

• Polycarbonate sheets are as transparent as glass, and they are 250x more resistant to breakage as standard glass and 30x stronger than acrylic

• Polycarbonate is also lighter and more durable than glass and easy for maneuvering and installation
• Low level of flammability, thermoplastic with a working temperature of 240F continuous

• Durable against chips and cracks, sheets can be drilled without worry of cracking

• Highly resistant to acids and other chemicals such as gasoline

• Cold formed or bent without heating

CLEANING & DISINFECTING

CLEANING
Polycarbonate has a higher chemical resistance, allowing it to be cleaned by harsher cleaners containing chemicals such as ammonia. The best choice for cleaning is a micro fibre or 100% cotton cloths (no other types). Should not be cleaned with solvents.
DISINFECTING
Soap and water, hydrogen peroxide and isopropyl alcoholbased sanitizer work best on polycarbonate. Avoid hydroxides, dimethyl benzyl or ethyl ammonium chloride, ethylenediamine
and hypochlorite.

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