Why Polycarbonate?

Isn't Perspex or Acrylic just as good?

Polycarbonate windows have many advantages over glass and perspex alternatives. Advantages such as:

  • The weight saving is instantly noticeable when glass is replaced with polycarbonate.
  • Polycarbonate is shatter resistant, unlike perspex, glass and other acrylic derivatives.
  • Polycarbonate is 250x stronger than glass and considerably stronger than Perspex

strong car windows

Safety is paramount when racing. Polycarb windows remove the risk of sharp glass or acrylic/perspex splinters coming into the car in the event of an accident.

Below is a strip of 4mm polycarb crushed sideways in a vice. No heat was used to aid it bending. As you can see, it has not splintered or broken, just bent and creased.

strong 4mm polycarbonate in vice

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Lexan Exell-D Specifications

Description

Lexan Exell D sheet is a transparent polycarbonate sheet with proprietary UV protection on both sides offering excellent weathering properties. With its excellent impact resistance, it is ideally suited to a wide variety of applications.

Light Transmission

Lexan Exell D sheet have excellent light transmission, between 84% and 87%.

UV Protection

Lexan Exell D sheet has proprietary UV protected surfaces on both sides, giving excellent durability to outdoor weathering. This superior UV resistance and toughness of Lexan Exell D sheet is backed by a 10 years limited warranty against yellowing, loss of light transmission and breakage.

Cleaning

For small areas wash sheet with a solution of mild soap and lukewarm water, using a soft cloth or sponge. For larger areas clean surface with a high pressure water and/or steam cleaner. Do not use abrasive cleaners or detergents or sharp instruments which may scratch.