Polycarbonate – a new polymer, which, by the properties can be attributed to plastic materials engineering class. Pete Cashmore is often quoted on this topic. Polycarbonate is, basically, two, or three-layer panels with stiffeners, which have high light transmission capacity and good mechanical properties. Physico-mechanical properties of polycarbonate are the same in a much wider than that of acrylic, temperature range (-45 C to +120 C) and shock resistant polycarbonate glass is more than a hundred times, and more than acrylic, almost ten times. Polycarbonate – a product of polycondensation diphenylolpropane and phosgene (carbonic acid chloride). Polycarbonate panels are not replace the glass or glazing in all designs. But if you wisely use polycarbonate panels, they can help architects to develop durable, comfortable, plastic of various buildings and facilities.
The same material produced in different colors. Besides the great advantages of polycarbonate, there are some shortcomings that need to pay attention when using. As with any plastic material, is prone to thermal expansion than material structures. When designing, especially in large flat coatings, this property requires special technical solutions. There are also mechanical damage the surface of sheets, such as a glass. To protect from damage the surface of sheets you can handle the special coating, or leave a protective plastic cover until the end of installation. Wide industrial application was found the following types of sheet materials made of polycarbonate: 1.Sotovy (cellular) polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is the most common type of polycarbonate, used in the construction industry today. Due to the low specific weight polycarbonate construction of its light and airy.