23 Apr Functionality of polycarbonate
Polycarbonate and methacrylates are highly resistant, transparent thermoplastics, used as technical inputs for the manufacture of lenses, reflectors, luminaries, electronic devices and other utilitarian objects in which extra strength and high values of light transmission are required, such as room dividers and other accessories for interior design. Today, polycarbonate has applications in all branches of industry, being one of the most modern and versatile materials.
In optics, the use of polycarbonate is increasingly popular. It is used for the manufacture of crystals, for ultra-lightweight and very resistant glasses, ideal for use in sports sunglasses. With this material we also manufacture very thin lens glasses, which is practically impossible to achieve with other material.
Plastic PC and methacrylates is used for the manufacture of electronic and computer components, being the raw material of the compact disc or DVD. The characteristic that makes it a material especially suitable for electronic components is that it is not flammable and resists complex mechanical processes without deterioration.
The complete indestructibility of the ultra resistant plastic material has solved a major security problem by manufacturing bulletproof glasses, shields and anti-riot shields for police use.
The bulletproof glasses or the shields are manufactured with several layers of polycarbonate that remain unalterable both to the bullets and to another type of attacks, whether chemical, igneous or abrasive. The transparency of the material is maintained in good condition, this feature being indispensable in safety guards.
In polycarbonate various accessories are manufactured for interior design, as space separators, showcases, furniture objects or accessories for decoration. Polycarbonate can be purchased in colored plates, both in transparent tones and in opaque colors that protect privacy. The great benefit of colored polycarbonate for interior design is that it always lets light in, even if the material is dark in color.