How Polycarbonate Sheets Improve Safety and Security

Polycarbonate Safety

So much has been said about the merits of using polycarbonate when installing new roofing systems or skylights—superior strength, excellent thermal properties, improved access to natural light—that a skeptic might ask, “Is polycarbonate safe?” How, they wonder, can a building material offer so many advantages? What’s the catch?

There is no catch, so go ahead and give Danpal a call to schedule the installation of polycarbonate roofing, or patio skylights, or a façade. You’ll be delighted with the results. Not only is polycarbonate safe, but in all ways, its performance will exceed your expectations.

The Ways In Which Polycarbonate Safety Can Be Demonstrated

To all those who ask “Is polycarbonate safe?”, we encourage everyone to consider the ways in which it’s used. You might be amazed to learn that polycarbonate is used to make bulletproof windows. It’s easy to understand why. Polycarbonate is 200 times stronger than glass and 30 times stronger than acrylic. What better way to confirm polycarbonate safety than to know that it’s strong enough to stop a bullet! Layered and laminated polycarbonate absorbs the impact energy and does not shatter. With polycarbonate roofing protecting your building, you won’t have to worry when the weather forecast predicts hail. Polycarbonate stops bullets, so hail doesn’t stand a chance!

Polycarbonate is Durable

Polycarbonate offers unique attributes when it comes to safety. It’s durable and transparent, so when it’s used in window glazing, for example, it presents a formidable barrier should a burglar contemplate a break-in. If you have polycarbonate glazing in your windows, you’re already aware that the inclusion of natural light into your home or office brings sunshine into your daily routine. But a burglar planning a home invasion would be less than enthralled to tackle such a transparent and durable obstacle. Isn’t it good to know that your building is protected by polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate Safety In The Transportation Sector

The transportation industry runs on materials that promise reliable service and safety. If transportation officials had any doubt regarding polycarbonate safety, they would not be using polycarbonate sheets for windows and windshields in mass transportation rail and cable cars. Polycarbonate sheets meet the industry’s specifications for toxicity, flame, and smoke.

Polycarbonate Safety And Protective Devices

Officials entrusted with keeping schools, bank booths, prison facilities, and bus stations secure need to know if polycarbonate can safeguard their facilities from the malevolent mischief of vandals who might try to deface the exterior surfaces. In addition to offering protection from vandalism, polycarbonate can also offer added protection from strong winds and the flying debris that they stir up.

Food Safety Concerns Prompt The Question: “Is Polycarbonate Safe?”

Alarm at learning that some plastics containing BPAs, chemicals which are unsafe for human consumption, brought the matter to public attention. People are relieved to learn that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined that polycarbonate, a material with high-impact resistance, is safe for food storage. It’s so safe that your baby may be drinking from a bottle made of food-grade polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is also used to make reusable water containers and water-cooler bottles.

People also want to know, “Is polycarbonate safe?” because public safety is of paramount importance for public facilities. Rest assured; the answer to the question is an emphatic “Yes!”

We hope that, if you had any concerns regarding the properties of polycarbonate, we’ve reassured you that polycarbonate safety is definitely something you can count on. Polycarbonate sheets are a versatile, resilient, energy efficient building material that offers high performance as well as esthetic appeal, along with safety. Does your building have the “protected by polycarbonate” assurance of safety?

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