The Use of Polycarbonate in Various Industries

The features present in polycarbonate make it an obvious option for many industries, which helps them develop new products and conveniently function in their respective industries. Here are some of the industries that greatly use polycarbonate in their products and services:

  1. Construction

The Philippines’ booming economy and increasing population have led to a growing demand for polycarbonate. While it is important to note that polycarbonate is commonly known for its contribution to the commercial and residential spaces, polycarbonate can also be used in infrastructure projects, development of roads and bridges, and lessening the disturbance of these projects to residential areas through the use of sound barriers. 

  1. Manufacturing & Retail

Contrary to one may believe, roofing is only one among the many uses of polycarbonate. It is a common material to use in production of cars, electronics, and even furniture. Polycarbonate is known to be a durable but lightweight option to glass which are important features in making windows, bumpers, lights, and other interior components for cars. In one of Duralon’s projects, solid polycarbonate is used in windows of racing cars because of its transparency, lightweightness, and durability. Special types of polycarbonate can be used in customized and specialized products like bullet-proof windows, which highlights its durable and safety features. 

Although the use of plastics in various industries is substantial, it opens up risks for the environment because it is mass produced, and yet momentarily used. Therefore, the use of other tough plastics like polycarbonate, which encourages long-term use of plastic because it is rigid, durable, and impact resistant, is helpful in the market. For example, in the medical field, polycarbonate is used in the production of hospital products because of its optimal transparency and strength. Moreover, it is a good alternative for glass or plastics because it can adapt to a wide range of temperatures and  is chemical-light resistant. 

  1. Agriculture

One important feature of polycarbonate sheets is the UV protection it provides. It is a popular material because it can filter the sun’s rays and prevent harmful UV rays from harming the plants while providing them warmth and protection simultaneously.  Because of this reason, polycarbonate sheets are an ideal material to use for greenhouses which cannot only protect the plants, but can also last long under the heat of the sun. 

Although polycarbonate is commonly known for its use in construction for sound barriers and skylight roofing, there is a lot to explore in terms of its usage. This explains why the market for polycarbonate continues to grow exponentially. With this in mind, it is important to look for a trusted polycarbonate supplier to help you with your requirements. Duralon is a trusted brand of polycarbonate in the Philippines, available in all Polylite stores nationwide.  To be updated of polycarbonate sheet price in the Philippines, visit the official Polylite website, where you can also find a variety of types (solid polycarbonate, twin wall polycarbonate, corrugated, and multi wall polycarbonate) and colors. Contact us for quotations and inquiries.