Different types of plastics are used to create a variety of materials. There are about 45 different types of plastics, which have dozens of variations. Here is a breakdown of the differences between some of the most common types of plastics you’ll find today, each of which has a wide range of applications.
Multiwall polycarbonate is created using thermoplastic synthetic resin, which is a lightweight plastic known to be especially rugged, has dimensional stability, and high heat and electrical resistance. Sheets of multiwall polycarbonate are structured sheets of plastic with various “walls” within their structure, which leaves hollow spaces in between, but does not compromise the sheet’s stability and strength, forming a distinctive interior structure that is ideal for light transmission. This plastic is great for use in exterior wall or roofing applications for a variety of industries. A multiwall sheet weighs about an eighth of that of glass, in comparable size and thickness, and can provide huge savings for users. This plastic can also be easily formed to create arches and comes in a variety of colors.
Solid polycarbonate sheets are created using the same strong and lightweight thermoplastic synthetic resin material as multiwall sheets. Though polycarbonate is still fairly strong in multiwall form, in its solid form, it is highly impact resistant and more insulating than glass. This type of sheet is ideal for use in construction, architecture, roofing, and glazing applications because it can be shaped, cut, or drilled with ease since it will not break under pressure. You can also get UV protective layers on each side of the sheet.
Much like multiwall polycarbonate, solid polycarbonate still features dimensional stability and high heat and electrical resistance.
Corrugated polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer ideal for uses that require an inexpensive, durable, and flexible material. The chemical composition and double-layer design make it easy for sheets to be cut, bent, or shaped and are resistant to extreme temperatures.
One of the major differences between polypropylene and polycarbonate is that polypropylene does not contain Bisphenol A (BPA), which is a chemical building block that’s integral to the creation of polycarbonate. While studies have shown the amount of BPA a person could be exposed to in polycarbonate is harmless, consumers have called for BPA free storage containers. Polypropylene has become a fantastic alternative for this use.
Corrugated polypropylene has many applications; it is ideal for use in industrial and construction settings because it can tolerate exposure to everyday chemicals and solvents frequently used in those industries. Due to its shock absorbency, it can also be used as lightweight packing material that will cut back on costs of shipping and handling. Another common use of this plastic is for signs. Whether indoor, outdoor, big, or small, corrugated polypropylene can be created to the specifications required for the display purpose.
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