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Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

WeProFab is your trusted tinted polycarbonate sheet fabricator in China. We offer our safest, durable, and high-quality of our tinted polycarbonate sheet. We can do more since we offer to customize and cut-to-size options to surely meet your requirement. Message us now!

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Our tinted polycarbonate sheet is best for indoor and outdoor applications since it has unique features. We offer customized to make a better solution for any kind of demand.

Customized Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

WeProFab offers customized options for your tinted polycarbonate sheet in which you can select your sizes, colors, and designs that will suit your demand. We provide you a satisfying product at a guaranteed low price.

Cut-to-size Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

WeProFab offers cut-to-size in which you can choose your desired width and height. We can offer you a wide selection of tinted polycarbonate sheets that we create a perfect cut, just send us your specifications and we will fabricate.

Extrusion Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

We offer extrusion for your tinted polycarbonate sheet that is ideal for the protection of walls and more. WeProFab provides various color you that you desire and high-quality attractive appearance that suits your demand.

Fireproof Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

Our tinted polycarbonate sheet has fire-proof that improves fire retardant property and heat deflection characteristics. WeProFab offers safety and high-quality that meet your requirement.

Building Material Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

Our tinted polycarbonate sheet is ideal for building material purposes since it has high-performance and more unique characteristics. WeProFab provides you a useful material in a durable and affordable price.

UV Coated Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

Our polycarbonate sheet has UV coated which helps to prevent damage from direct sunlight when being used outdoors. WeProFab offers a perfect material for your construction material at a very affordable price.

WeProFab: Your Leading Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet Manufacturer

As WeProFab is a joint-venture of WeeTect Limited Material and Chinese local fabrication manufacturer, we provide you the best solution for plastic and metal fabrication. We are your one-stop-shop for all types of applicable products for any kind of application. Our tinted polycarbonate sheet is a perfect material for commercial and building applications.

WeProFab offers various types such as extrusion, UV coated, building material, fireproof, solid, gray, twin-wall, textured, and corrugated tinted polycarbonate sheet. We also offer cut-to-size and customized options to meet your demand. You can send us your specific size, colors, and designs for your tinted polycarbonate sheet requirement.

We can assure our dear customer’s to meet any specifications since we perform product process that includes laser-cut, thermoforming, bending, and more. As an ISO 9001 certified, WeProFab manages the quality and make sure to deliver the product on the exact date. If you want to have our made-to-order or custom-made tinted polycarbonate sheet product, WeProFab is your best manufacturer.

Custom Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet to Boost Your Brand

Corrugated Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

If corrugated is your demand for your tinted polycarbonate sheet, WeProFab is your ultimate choice since we offer wide options of designs such as multi-wall, textured, and corrugated.

Gray Tint Polycarbonate Sheet

WeProFab gray tint polycarbonate sheet is the perfect material for a wide range of applications since it has high durability. We can provide you a wide range of colors that will suit your demand.

Textured Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

If you want to have textured for your tinted polycarbonate sheet material, WeProFab is your best choice since we offer a wide selection of textures and designs that will fit your demand.

Tinted Solid Polycarbonate Sheet

Our tinted solid polycarbonate sheet is virtually unbreakable and high-impact resistance. WeProFab offers you the best, long-lasting use, and high-quality material for your demand.

Twin-wall Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

Our twin-wall tinted polycarbonate sheet minimizing the solar heat gain that is perfect for your demand. WeProFab offers greater clarity and high-quality that meet your specifications.

Bronze Tinted Polycarbonate Solid Sheet

The bronze tinted polycarbonate solid sheets have 250 times more impact strength than glass. They have great UV resistance, light transmission, lightweight design, etc. They are commonly used for outdoor signage, bus shelters, boat windscreens, glazing, and many more.

Transparent Blue Tinted Honeycomb Hollow Polycarbonate Sheet

The transparent blue tinted honeycomb hollow polycarbonate sheets have a superior impact resistance than the solid polycarbonate sheets. They are featuring high light transmittance, light weight, excellent weather resistance, high thermal insulation performance, etc. They can be used for greenhouse covers.

Hollow Twin-Wall 6mm Tinted Polycarbonate Sheets

The hollow twin-wall 6mm tinted polycarbonate sheets are commonly used for carports, greenhouses, skylights, awnings, roofing, room partitions, and many more. They have flame resistance, reflective qualities, light transmission, high-temperature resistance, and resistance against yellowing.

4 Walls Gray Tinted Polycarbonate Hollow Sheet

The 4 walls gray tinted polycarbonate hollow sheets are perfect for open-air carport, gateways, roof glazing, gazebos, sunshades, room dividers, and so on. They have sound insulation, heat insulation, fire retardance, UV protection, and more. They can be used at a temperature that ranges from -40°C up to 120°C.

Triple-Wall Tinted Polycarbonate Hollow Sheets

The triple-wall tinted polycarbonate hollow sheets have excellent impact resistance, high fire performance rating, heat insulation, superb sound insulation, and UV resistant properties. They have 3 layers that reduce the heat gain and provide a cooler space and better light transmission.

6mm Solid Tinted Polycarbonate Hollow Sheets

The 6mm solid tinted polycarbonate hollow sheets are the ideal material for displays, interior partitions, POP merchandising displays, building cladding, wall cladding, and many more. They have color stability, water resistance, good flame resistance, sound reduction, and excellent weather resistance.

Embossed Tinted Polycarbonate Sheets

The embossed tinted polycarbonates come in a wide range of colors and textures. They are designed with different shape particles on their surface such as heart-shaped, water-drop, diamond, etc. Due to their surface, they can give blur effects and great light diffusion. They are commonly used for decoration.

Black Tinted Solid Polycarbonate Sheet

The black tinted polycarbonate sheets are UV blocking, waterproof, glossy, flame-retardant, lightweight, impact-resistant, heat-insulating, and weather-resistant. They can be used for indoor and outdoor applications such as wall panels, signage, displays, room partitions, sunshades, and many more.

Corrugated Tinted Polycarbonate Waved Sheet

The corrugated tinted polycarbonate waved sheets are made from high-quality, eco-friendly, and durable PC material. They are highly resistant to UV rays, all kinds of weather conditions, high impact, and flame. They can be used for greenhouses, awnings, roofing, and other building applications.

Multiwall Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

The multiwall tinted polycarbonate sheets are perfect to use for skylights, awning, conservatories, industrial roofing, lamp boxes, glazing, and so on. They are protected from the harmful UV rays, fire-retardant, reducing noises, transmitting light up to 40% to 82%, and are highly resistant to impact.

Frosted Tinted Twinwall Polycarbonate Hollow Sheets

The frosted tinted twinwall polycarbonate hollow sheets have great light diffusion, outstanding thermal insulation, good light transmission, flame resistance, and resistance to damaging UV radiation. They are ideal for roofing, glazing, skylights, greenhouse, canopy, walkway lighting, and for DIY projects.

Tinted Solid Opaque Polycarbonate Sheet

The tinted solid opaque polycarbonate sheets are commonly used for signage, POP displays, room dividers, interior decoration, outdoor decoration, construction, and so on. They are effective in blocking UV rays and reducing noises. They are non-toxic, lightweight, weather-resistant, and easy to fabricate.

Translucent Corrugated Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

The translucent corrugated tinted polycarbonate sheets have high mechanical strength, UV protection, great light diffusion, thermal insulation, light transmittance, and great durability. These sheets are widely used for roofing, light systems, skylights, cladding, sidelight applications, and many more.

Embossed Corrugated Tinted Polycarbonate Sheets

The embossed corrugated tinted polycarbonate sheets have an excellent stiffness. They combine the advantages of solid and hollow polycarbonate sheets. They are commonly used for roofing and there will be no leakage when raining. They are also used for breeding sheds, greenhouse, ceiling, and so on.

Green Tinted Diamond Embossed Polycarbonate Sheet

The green tinted diamond embossed polycarbonate sheets have attractive diamond textured patterns, light transmission, great light diffusion, glass-like look, high impact strength, and excellent weather resistance. They are widely used acoustic barriers, car-parking shades, stadiums, decorations, etc.

X-Structure Tinted Polycarbonate Hollow Sheet

The x-structure tinted polycarbonate hollow sheets are made from high-quality, eco-friendly, and 100% virgin polycarbonate resin. They have high impact strength, flame resistance, UV protection, excellent thermal insulation, long-term light transmission, etc. They are used for greenhouses, cladding, etc.

Orange Tinted Diamond Embossed Polycarbonate Sheet

The orange tinted diamond embossed polycarbonate sheets can be used for roofing, wall partition, shower enclosure, and decoration in stadiums, hotels, and other buildings. They have a world-class quality, light transmission, glass-like appearance, UV protection, and higher weight-bearing capabilities.

Six-Wall Hollow Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

The six-wall hollow tinted polycarbonate sheets are the ideal material for roofing, lighting, glazing, sound barriers in the highways, etc. They are 4 times more durable than twin-wall sheets. They also have better sound insulation than acrylic sheets and glass. They are almost unbreakable.

Water Drop Embossed Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

The water drop embossed tinted polycarbonate sheets are designed with textured water drop patterns on their surface. They are fire-retardant, lightweight, sturdy, and very effective in diffusing light. They can be used for outdoor decoration, indoor decoration, walls, shower doors, ceiling, etc.

Twinwall Bronze Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

The twinwall bronze tinted polycarbonate sheets can be used for ceilings, windows, barrel vault roofing, bicycle sun shields, security glazing, canopies, and more. They are a light-diffusing, heat-insulating, and sound insulating material. Also, they have fire resistance, good processability, and UV protection.

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Why WeProFab Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

Are you looking for the perfect polycarbonate sheet that will fit into commercial or building needs? WeProFab is your best selection since we are exceeding 20 years in the industry and we have plenty of experience. We are the entrusted fabricator of useful products for building and commercial material demand.

We proudly offer our tinted polycarbonate sheet that will surely meet your requirement. WeProFab offers plenty of different types in our tinted polycarbonate sheet that includes UV coated, fireproof, building material, extrusion, and many more. Our tinted polycarbonate sheet has unique characteristics that will fit any type of application.

Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

Our tinted polycarbonate sheet has a wide range of applications that include signage and lighting, security and glazing, vehicle parts, medical apparatus, outdoor displays, manufacturing, infrastructure projects, roofing, skylights, street furniture, machine guards, roof domes, barriers, windows, engineering industry, transportation industry, and construction applications.

We can guarantee with our products since it has unique features such as high-impact resistance, excellent optical clarity, weather-resistant, lightweight, UV resistance, high-temperature resistance, excellent flammability resistance, high strength, heat deflection characteristics, excellent light transmission, easy to cut and machine. It can be easily colored and has a high gloss appearance that will make it attractive.

Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

WeProFab offers a wide range of thicknesses, sizes, colors, and designs for your tinted polycarbonate sheet. You can choose from our standard tinted polycarbonate sheet product like twin-wall, corrugated, textured, gray, and tinted. But if one of these does not meet your demand, you can have your options since we offer customize and cut-to-size.

You can send us your specifications and WeProFab will fabricate. We assure you to meet your specifications since we perform the production process like laser-cut, thermoforming, bending, and many more. As an ISO 9001 certified company, we manage the quality and provide the customer with a high-quality and safe tinted polycarbonate sheet product.

If you want to have a tinted polycarbonate sheet or want a customized for your construction or commercial applications, you can count on WeProFab. We can do a better solution for your tinted polycarbonate sheet demand. For further questions or any inquiries with regards to our tinted polycarbonate sheet product, please message us now.

Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

All information you’re looking for about tinted polycarbonate sheet is right here.

Whether you want to learn about specifications, uses, or benefits; you will find all information right here.

So, keep reading to learn more.

Do Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet Fade?

Polycarbonate sheets are resistant to extreme weather such as heat, cold, snow, rain which ensures that it can last for many years without discoloring or fading.

The sheets will also remain damage free from impact. Polycarbonate sheets need to be ultra violet resistant for this to happen.

When the sheets are not ultra violet resistant, they fade and discolor turning yellowish in two or three years.

UV Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet Do Not Fade

UV Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet Do Not Fade

What Are The Benefits Of Tinted Polycarbonate Sheets?

Tinted polycarbonate sheets are extremely lightweight. This ensures that they can be easily transported and installed when needed.

They can also withstand extreme amounts of force.

The resistance to impact ensures that they are way stronger compared to glass despite being lighter in weight compared to glass.

Bullet resistant varieties of polycarbonate sheets exist which are used in making of items such as police shields.

The unbreakable quality also makes them vandal proof and ideal material for safety glazing.

Tinted polycarbonate sheets also have ultra violet blocking capabilities.

This makes them ideal materials for sunroom roofing, making awnings and the construction of greenhouses.

They are resistant to extreme heat or cold, rain, snow, and sunlight which make them last for many years without fading or discoloring.

This makes them sustainable as they have a long lifespan and they can be recycled.

They are also fire resistant and will not burn in an open flame. This makes them self-extinguishing.

Apart From Being Light Weight They are Also Flame Proof

 Apart From Being Light Weight They Are Also Flame Proof

Are There Limitations Of Using Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet?

Tinted polycarbonate sheets are not scratch resistant and denting and scratching can happen if caution is not taken.

They are more prone to scratching compared to regular glass.

This is an issue that can be solved by polishing of the tinted polycarbonate sheet.

They can expand by about 0.065mm per degree Celsius. This should be considered during construction or processing.

Mounting holes should be wide enough to prevent bolts from sticking during expansion and any sealant used should be flexible.

High installation costs –polycarbonate sheets are more expensive compared to glass and acrylic.

Manufacturing process not environmentally friendly – There are chances of emissions, which could pollute the environment.

In the manufacturing process, phosgene, which is known for its side effects on both chlorine and human health

The limitations except cost can be controlled hence why it is highly recommended and used.

Where Can You Use Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet?

Tinted polycarbonate is ideal for privacy glazing.

In machine construction, tinted polycarbonate is widely used for covers and protective caps.

If you want to create a terrace where you’re sheltered from bright sunlight and are protected from UV rays, tinted polycarbonate is highly recommended.

Tinted Polycarbonate Sheets Are ideal For Terraces

Tinted Polycarbonate Sheets Are ideal For Terraces

Tinted polycarbonate sheets have plenty of applications which include:

  • High impact transport and infrastructure projects,
  • Vehicle parts
  • Security and glazing
  • Polycarbonate roofing
  • Medical apparatus
  • High wear signage and lighting
  • Insulation
  • Construction of greenhouses
  • Bus shelters
  • Traffic lights
  • Conservatories
  • Displays
  • Riot shields among many other uses.

How Does Solid Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet Compare To Multi-wall Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet?

Multiwall polycarbonate is layered polycarbonate sheeting that’s even more powerful than the base material in terms of unbreakability, versatility and insulation.

It exhibits this superiority while maintaining remarkable lightness.

Which makes it an ideal glazing material for environments where protection is necessary against sunlight and other environmental concerns.

Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheet

A Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheet

They are often used for conservatories and lean-to roofs. Ideal for conservatories, canopies, vertical glazing, displays, roof lights, signage, walkways, swimming pool covers, insulation and more.

Solid polycarbonate sheets are thick for a solid and virtually unbreakable roofing system and have no layers.

This is ideal for protective screens, vertical glazing, bus shelters, windows and doors, train windows and riot shields.

Solid Polycarbonate sheets deliver the transparency of glass, are UV protected on both faces and are ideal for skylights, helmets, security glazing, balustrades, balconies and more.

Brown Solid Polycarbonate Sheet

Brown Solid Polycarbonate Sheet

How Does Transparent And Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet Compare?

Transparent polycarbonate sheet is clear and has no color allowing visible light to pass through the polycarbonate sheet.

Since more light is allowed to pass through, it will be hotter under the sheet.

Tinted polycarbonate sheet provides a slight colour to polycarbonate sheet but the colour is not from paint.

The color is from dyes and pigments which could be added to the material at the factory or after market.

Tinting prevents visible light from passing through the polycarbonate sheet.

Less light passing through means it is less hot under the sheet compared to transparent polycarbonate sheet.

Is There Difference Between Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet And One With Photo Chromic Coating?

Photochromic coating occurs when photo chromic material is incorporated.

While processing the polycarbonate sheets and hence it will tint automatically on exposure to a certain threshold of ultra violet radiation.

They start out clear but turn dark on exposure to sunlight and will go back clear when no longer exposed to the sun.

The more ultra violet presence the darker the tint becomes and the less the ultra violet light present the lighter it becomes.

On the other hand, tinted polycarbonate sheet are permanently tinted dark and do not change color depending on exposure to sunlight.

Will Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet Yellow after Some Time?

Tinted polycarbonate sheet will discolor and turn yellowish after some time when exposed to sunlight.

Ultra violet resistant coating is used to prevent this from happening.

What Are The Available Thickness Of Tinted Polycarbonate Sheets?

Available thickness may depend on where it is bought. Some of the available thicknesses include 3mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm and 9.5 mm.

Do Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet Block UV?

Tinted Polycarbonate sheet blocks almost the entire relevant UV spectrum, meaning both UVA and UVB.

The material absorbs UV radiation and does not allow it to be transmitted through.

Does Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet Reduce Light Transmission?

Tinted polycarbonate sheet reduces light transmission. It has a light transmission of 89%.

Which Features Should You Look For In Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet?

  • Extremely high strength and impact resistance
  • Lightweight
  • Highly flexible hence suitable for a number of applications
  • Easy to cut and form for a variety of uses
  • Simple to decorate, paint or screen print without pretreatment.
  • Excellent optical clarity
  • Able to withstand extreme temperatures from -100°c up to 120°c
  • Durable and hard wearing with guarantees on weather resistance
  • Coatings such as UV resistant coating, anti-scratch coating, anti-reflective coating and other available options
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Suitability for use where safety and security are required

How Does Painted Polycarbonate Sheet Compare To Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet?

Paint Coated Polycarbonate Sheet

Painted Polycarbonate Sheet

Painted polycarbonate sheet is formed when a color pigment or paint applied to a polycarbonate sheet.

Paints compatible with polycarbonate should be used to avoid corroding or interfering with chemical and physical properties of polycarbonate sheet.

Back painting is normally done for the sheets.

Painted sheets allow less light to pass through and hence less heat under the sheet compared to tinted sheets.

Tinted polycarbonate sheet provides a slight colour to polycarbonate sheet.

The color used is usually mixed with white until the tint desired is achieved.

The dyes and pigments can be mixed with polycarbonate while processing at factory or aftermarket tinting can be done.

Tinted polycarbonate will allow more light to pass through than painted sheets and hence warmer under the sheets.

Tinted Polycarbonate Sheets Allows Light To Penetrate The Sheets Unlike The Painted One

Tinted Polycarbonate Allows Light To Penetrate The Sheets Unlike The Painted One

Can You Cut Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet To Size?

Polycarbonate sheet can be cut to required size depending on intended use.

Items that can be used to cut polycarbonate sheet to size include circular saws, band saws, CNC router and fine toothed hacksaw.

Well, the process of sawing polycarbonate sheet is simple. This is what you should do:

  1. Wear safety gear and choose an appropriate cutting tool
  2. Clean the work bench and clamp the polycarbonate sheet.
  • Mark out the area you want to cut from the main sheet
  1. Begin cutting the polycarbonate sheets

Although this process is cost effective, at times, it is not suitable for some industrial setups. For this reason, you can opt for other polycarbonate cutting processes

CO2 laser cutting machine can also be used to cut polycarbonate sheets however they may appear burnt due to high temperatures.

Whenever you’re cutting polycarbonate sheet, there will be friction that can cause heat buildup.

Therefore, you should cool it using either air or water. Polycarbonate sheet will begin to soften at a temperature above 130°C.

Is Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet Impact Resistant?

They are high impact resistant making them nearly unbreakable. They have 250 times the impact strength of float glass and 30 times that of acrylic.

How Can You Test Quality of Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet?

Testing and analyzing various properties of polycarbonates is a sure way of choosing the right polycarbonate grade for a particular task.

During the manufacturing process, the mechanical, optical and thermal properties are tested. Some of the tests done include:

The Impact Analysis Test

It helps to determine the ability of a polycarbonate product to withstand a wide range of impacts or forces.

The test should assure that the material should remain unbreakable in all weather conditions.

Normally, the material to be analyzed is clamped and polyamide balls of varying diameters are fired towards the sheet using a pressurized gun.

This test is conducted based on the fact that, under normal conditions, a hailstone with a diameter of about 20mm may reach the surface with terminal velocity of about 21m/s.

Tensile Strength

This test is done to determine the extent to which a polycarbonate can resist breakage when subjected to tensile strength.

The ultimate tensile strength has to be determined.

The tensile elongation and the tensile modulus of elasticity are key factors which should be examined.

Thermal Properties Tests

They include thermal conductivity and specific heat, deflection temperature, melting point and the glass transition point.

The Light Transmission Tests

The degree of light transmission is important.

This can be modified depending on the use by modifying refraction and diffusion.

Can You Apply Other Coating On Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet?

To improve performance of polycarbonate sheet, you must add some coating depending on the applications.

Anti-fog coating – it is a hydrophilic substrate that eliminates fog through molecular interactions of water droplets.

Hydrophobic coating – with this coating, you will have a “self-cleaning” polycarbonate sheet or film.

It eliminates dust, moisture or water droplets on the polycarbonate surface.

Anti-scratch coating – this is a silicon based coating that forms a hard coat to prevent possible scratches on polycarbonate sheet.

Anti-reflective coating – this technology eliminates glare and excess light that can cause temporary blindness.

It is made of a thin dielectric that reduces reflection and glare.

UV protection coating – well polycarbonate sheet is not inherently resistant to ultra violet radiation. To protect your polycarbonate sheets, you need an anti-UV coating.

Anti Scratch Coating Protects The Surface Of A Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

Anti Scratch Coating Protects The Surface Of A Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

How Should You Clear Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet?

It is done using warm water with a few drops of liquid detergent and a microfiber cloth.

Using an antistatic cleaner will prevent a static charge which attracts dust from building up.

The cloth should be rinsed regularly in water. Machine polishing can also be done.

How Does Tinted Acrylic Sheet Compare To Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet

Strength – tinted polycarbonate sheet is stronger than acrylic sheet. Both are lighter and stronger than untempered glass.

Impact resistance – Tinted polycarbonate sheet is more impact resistant but easier to scratch compared to acrylic sheet.

Cleaning – Both are easily cleaned with regular soap and water.

But acrylic is less resistant to harsher chemicals than polycarbonate is, and should not ever be cleaned with glass cleaners or ammonia-based sprays.

Polycarbonate can withstand the rigours of these types of cleaners and is therefore less likely to be damaged while being maintained.

But once damage has been inflicted it is not easily fixed. Acrylic however can recover from minor damages, such as light scratches at next to no expense and even less difficulty.

Cost – acrylic sheet is cheaper than tinted polycarbonate sheet.

Light transmission – polycarbonate sheet has 89% light transmission whereas acrylic sheet has 92%

Transparency – acrylic is marginally clearer but the gap while negligible can widen if tinted polycarbonate is allowed to yellow.

Both will lose visual clarity over time but acrylic can be polished to restore clarity while polycarbonate clarity cannot be regained via polishing.

Workability – When it come cutting sheets of acrylic and polycarbonate, acrylic is more manageable.

It can be cut with greater ease and noticeably less resistance, especially when using electrical tools.

Drilling on the other hand is where polycarbonate come into its own, as it can be safely drilled anywhere on the sheet with a standard bit and 99% of the time suffer no damage.

Acrylic will withstand drilling but becomes more and more likely to break the closer you drill to the corners.

Can You Machine Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet?

Yes.  Machining tinted polycarbonate sheets may involve cutting, drilling and milling.

Tinted polycarbonate sheet can be cut to size using a circular saw and CNC router. A fine toothed hacksaw is recommended for small jobs.

Ensure the material is fixed securely and use light controlled pressure to achieve a good finish. Polycarbonate is not suitable for laser cutting.

Standard wood working drill bits are suitable for drilling holes in polycarbonate sheet.

Be sure to use another piece of material (scrap wood or acrylic is perfect) underneath the panel to act as a backstop.

This will ensure the drilling will not blowout the panel as the drill exits the material.

Center punch should not be used on polycarbonate as it will likely cause damage.

Be patient and drill at a steady speed and pause regularly to remove any swarf collecting around the drill, not doing so is likely to cause overheating and in turn will damage the hole.

When approaching the other side of the panel, continue to drill through it and into the backstop to ensure the exit hole does not splinter

In milling polycarbonate sheet you will use a rotary cutter to remove particles from a work piece.

How Much Does Tinted Polycarbonate Sheet Cost?

The cost of tinted polycarbonate sheet depends on a number of factors such as thickness, dimensions, customizations such as coatings and the brand type.

They can cost as little as 1$ per square meter to as much as 100$ per square meter.

For all your tinted polycarbonate sheets, contact WeProFab now.

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