How Strong Is Polycarbonate?


Roofing sheets are available in steel, copper, aluminum and many other materials. Among all these options, one that is strong, durable and lightweight is polycarbonate, which is a variation of thermoplastic polymers used frequently in chemical industries. Named so because they are polymers containing carbonate groups, and are a combination of thermoplastics, polycarbonates are utilized in roofs, walls, sheets and panels. This material has grown immensely in popularity and has taken the construction industry to new heights for designing the interiors as well as exteriors in a completely different way!

Polycarbonate sheets from Tuflite Polymers are an ideal solution for new or replacement roofing in industrial, commercial and residential buildings. These sheets can be conveniently used in buildings that are exposed to frequent damage caused by weather, high impact forces, fire, etc. Using a multi wall polycarbonate sheet from Tuflite means you get long-term durability against denting, cracking or peeling of your roofs.

From warehouses to sheds to homes, polycarbonate panels can be limitlessly used in any kind of set up. Multiwall panels blend improved qualities of both polycarbonate and multiwall design to offer great versatility for usage. They are most commonly used for roofing, cladding, glazing and siding as well as many other architectural, constructional and advertising applications. These include car ports, conservatories, greenhouses, partitions, set designs, skylights, sidelights, swimming pool enclosures, and more.

How strong is polycarbonate?

We have heard and read a lot about polycarbonate being a strong and durable material but, one question that is frequently asked is ‘how strong’ it actually is. This question is generally asked by those who are choosing between acrylic, glass and polycarbonate, and are not sure of what to decide upon.

Now consider these few things –

  • Polycarbonate is replacing glass in greenhouses because it is shatter-proof, meaning that it is strong.
  • Polycarbonate is used for lights, signals and moulded housings in cars because it is unbreakable.
  • Polycarbonate is used to make safety glasses because of its transparency and high impact resistance, meaning that it is safe.
  • Polycarbonate is used in police riot shields, implying it to be light-weight and indestructible.
  • Polycarbonate is used to make blast shields for Hydraulic Press experiments – imagine glass being blasted!

Are the above points enough to convince you that polycarbonate is strong enough to handle great pressures? Its strength is one important factor that makes it a wonderful type of plastic that can be used for projects where many other types of material cannot. Polycarbonate is so strong that it is an ideal solution for safety glazing, greenhouse glazing, protective screens, skylights, tunnels and every other application where safety is a concern. It is an excellent choice for projects that demand a high level of safety that cannot be attained from other materials. If the material has convinced you enough and you opt to buy one, you must get hold of the multiwall polycarbonate sheet from Tuflite Polymers to create the ultimate ambiance with a sense of openness, while protecting Nature’s elements to the maximum.