Acrylic and polycarbonate, comparisons and characteristics

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Polypropylene (PP) is the thermoplastic polymer, partially crystalline, obtained from the polymerization of propylene. It belongs to the group of polyolefin’s. Polypropylene is one of the most versatile polymers, with applications both in plastic and in the form of fibers.

While the Polycarbonate is a type of plastic. It is very hard; therefore, very difficult to break. These are polymers. Polycarbonate polymer is composed by join a number of times different units with the different kinds of chemical structure.

The acrylic and polycarbonate are two strong, durable and very stable plastic. That is why its use has diversified in all types of applications; despite being very similar, they offer different characteristics:

  • The main advantage of polycarbonate over other plastics is that it is very light, but at the same time, extremely resistant to impact.
  • Acrylic also offers resistance, in fact, it is up to 20 times stronger than glass; however, it has less resistance than polycarbonate.

Here we present a little info about Perspex Plastic; you will also find different uses and advantages offered by each, in order to make the best decision to meet your needs. Remember that plastic works with acrylics and polycarbonate of first quality and one can distribute them to any part

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Polymethylmethacrylate, better known as acrylic, is the result of a chemical process called polymerization, in which low molecular weight compounds are grouped, forming a new compound called polymer.

The sale of acrylic competes strongly with that of polycarbonate, since both materials offer different physical characteristics that make it stand out among people’s preferences.

Despite having characteristics similar to polycarbonate, acrylic is usually cheaper, and is that acrylic products are usually less resistant.

Rubber Products Brisbane is good usages of the plastic. With the help of Thermoforming plastic one can obtain different types of product

Advantages offered by acrylic

The sale of acrylics has experienced a great demand, which is a compressible thanks to the different physical properties that this plastic offers us.

Acrylic, as well as its derivatives, is simple to transport. Thanks to its high degree of resistance, no extreme safety measures are required in its handling.

In spite of being very resistant, in a simple way you can make cuts to the acrylic sheets; Polyethylene sheet can be cut even with a cutter. Others, with greater thickness must be cut by other methods, such as the laser, which offers precision and a clean cut; that is, without leaving the “burr” calls.

In addition to being resistant to bumps and scratches, acrylic can be out in the open without showing noticeable damage, which is why its use in homes, schools, hospitals, and many other places, is increasingly frequent. Its resistance to low temperatures and the sun’s rays has favored the use of acrylic indoors and outdoors, as in:

  • Automotive exterior lights
  • Windows in boats and boats
  • Medical uses as intraocular lenses
  • Bone implants
  • Dentures and much more.