Multiwall polycarbonate is a highly impact resistant material. When compared to other materials, such as glass, it can be over 200 times as impact resistant. This high level of strength means that multiwall polycarbonate may be a great alternative to other materials in your next project that requires sturdy materials. You can utilize multiwall polycarbonate in construction or architecture; whether you want to protect other materials or use it as a main material itself.
Why is it so impact resistant?
A contributing factor to multiwall polycarbonate’s impact resistance is its multiwall design, which strengthens the structure of the material. Multiwall polycarbonate sheets may be dented by high impact, but the material will not be penetrated by typical weather impact, such as hail.
Unlike glass, polycarbonate does not shatter, which makes it safer in uses such as skylights, greenhouses, and similar applications that are commonly glass. Multiwall polycarbonate also does not lose its durability in typical temperatures so you do not have to worry about it losing its structural integrity when it’s very cold or quite hot.
How can you utilize it?
In construction and architecture, there are many great applications for multiwall polycarbonate. In addition to being highly impact resistant, it is also lightweight and offers great light transmission. These characteristics make it an ideal material for roofing because it helps insulate and is durable under high impact during bad weather. Polycarbonate can also be used as a skylight or as paneling in a greenhouse.
Multiwall polycarbonate is not just useful as a building material. It can also be used to protect delicate materials during construction, such as tile flooring or wood. It can even help shape enclosures, such as a pool or other space, particularly those that require durable material.
If you’re interested in learning more about the impact resistance of multiwall polycarbonate and how it can benefit your next project, reach out to Ug Plast by visiting our website or by calling us at: 717-356-2448.