What is Polycarbonate?

Posted by Farco Plastics on 23rd Feb 2023

What is Polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate is a type of plastic material that is widely used in signage applications due to its durability and versatility. Some of the benefits of using polycarbonate for signage include: 

Durability: Polycarbonate is highly resistant to impact and can withstand extreme temperatures, making it an ideal material for outdoor signage. It is also UV-resistant, preventing yellowing and degradation over time. 

Lightweight: Compared to other materials such as glass or metal, polycarbonate is lightweight and easy to handle. This makes it ideal for large signs that need to be mounted at height or in hard-to-reach places. 

Flexibility: Polycarbonate can be molded into a variety of shapes, making it ideal for creating signs with unique or complex designs. 

Clarity: Polycarbonate is known for its excellent clarity, making it an ideal material for illuminated signs. When backlit, it provides a bright and even light that makes text and images stand out. 

Cost-effective: Compared to other materials such as glass or metal, polycarbonate is relatively inexpensive, making it a cost-effective choice for signage applications.  

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Overall, polycarbonate is a versatile and durable material that offers many benefits for signage applications. Whether you need a simple sign for your business, or a complex illuminated sign for an event, polycarbonate is an excellent choice for a variety of different signage needs.