10 Amazing facts about Polycarbonates
1.Polycarbonate was originally created by the aerospace industry, and was used for astronauts’ visors.
2.It is used to make airplane windows, police riot shields and bulletproof windows.
3.It has a natural UV resistance which makes it useful for making lenses for sunglasses.
4.It can suppress flames.
5.It can be formed without breaking or cracking at a room temperature.
6.It is 10 times stronger than glass and is lightweight.
7.The largest piece of formed polycarbonate is the cockpit canopy of the F-22 Raptor jet fighter.
8.Polycarbonates are used in automobiles to help make cars lighter and more fuel efficient.
9.Compact Discs and DVDs which are read by a laser are made of polycarbonate.
10.Polycarbonate plastic provides a safety barrier that helps protect infants in incubators