Methacrylate, Polycarbonate and Petg

Methacrylate, Polycarbonate and Petg

Methacrylate, Polycarbonate and Petg are Technical plastics used throughout the industrial sector. Polycarbonate and Petg mainly for protection from all types of machinery. From the Packaging sector, foods, textile industry, automotive, machine – tools, etc.

Polycarbonate and Petg (copolyester) are similar materials. The present advantages and disadvantages among them.

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is a material that withstands high impact, with a very high and low temperature range. It is not physiologically inert unless it has a superficial treatment.

It is folded while heated up to a diameter of 6 mm. A larger diameter needs to be folded while cold. Dry folding produces recoils, and thus loss of folding degrees and tensions which can produce fissures and cracking.

It also absorbs humidity producing air bubbles that can look unappealing. These bubbles are created during the folding process while heated.

Polycarbonate is a material that is commercialized with guaranteed superficial treatments.

Treatments

Hard Polycarbonate or AR. With silicon coating to make it more resistant to cleaning and chemical attacks. It is more resistant to scratches.

UV Polycarbonate. Materials suitable for outdoor use.

Antirefex Polycarbonate. This material also offers resistance to UV. Suitable for screens.

Antistatic Polycarbonate. For buildings with Atex norms. It is a material that is very resistant to chemical attacks.

Petg o Copoliéster

Petg or Copolyester is a high impact material, with Charpy resistance lower than polycarbonate and lower resistance range to temperatures, positive and negative. On the other hand, it folds with more ease while heated up to diameters of 12 mm. It is not adequate for folding while dry as it will crack.

It is physiologically inert, therefore it is approved by the FDA and is appropriate for contact with food.

It does not absorb humidity so the folds are more aesthetic than in polycarbonate.

Both Polycarbonate or Petg do not splinter when breaking. Its transparency is approximately 96%, invisible to the human eye.

Methacrylate is totally transparent, with very high resistance to chemical attack. No matter its thickness, transparency is obtained by polishing its surface. On the other hand, it is not appropriate for protection due to the fact that it splinter like an untempered glass.

We have storage and machinery for commercialization and handling of acrylics and transparent or opal materials.

We offer fast servicing of pieces cut to size and correctly squared.

We do simple thermo-conforming, by blueprint or sample provided by the customer.

Due to the fact that a large number of pieces that are created with these materials are of important aesthetic value, we are very demanding with the finishes.