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2mm Polycarbonate Sheet – Impact resistant, tough, transparent
Polycarbonate sheeting is an attractive, tough, rigid and naturally transparent non-crystalline thermoplastic. It's used to make a wide variety of materials in applications where impact resistance and/or transparency are important, for example in security 'glass', and it comes with very different properties from acrylic sheeting. If you're not 100% certain which will work best for your project, contact us for expert help and advice or read about the difference between acrylic and polycarbonate here.
Polycarbonate resists impacts better than almost any other plastic sheet. It's extremely pliable and can often be formed at room temperature without breaking, but doesn’t become misshapen in sunlight. That's why it's so popular for prototyping applications where sheet metal isn't suitable. It comes with good electrical insulation properties and is because of its excellent levels of heat resistance is often used in combination with other flame retardant materials. The remarkably smooth and glassy surface is very like glass itself but safer and lighter.
– Incredibly tough
– Up to 5 times lighter than glass and almost 300 times stronger
– Safer than glass and lets 90% of the light through
– Better acrylic sheeting when used in high impact situations
– Brake-formable to 0.100”
– The thicker sheets are bullet-resistant
– Easy to drill, form, cut and work with
– UV, fire and abrasion resistant
– Meets UK and EU fire regulations
– A choice of thicknesses
– Twin and multiwall versions available, extra-light and ideal for roofing
Bronze polycarbonate provides more privacy, being not so transparent. And the pearl version diffuses the light completely, letting it in but preventing people from seeing in.
– Thin polycarbonate sheet is used to make plastic lenses for spectacles
– Parts for medical devices, semiconductors and vehicles
– DVDs and CDs
– Exterior lighting fittings
– Safety glasses for craft, industry and DIY
– Parts for semiconductors
– Name plates for business, public and domestic use
– Signage and lightboxes
– Greenhouse roofs, carports roofs and conservatory roofs
– Bus shelters, security windows and roofing trims
– Machine safety guards
– Point-of-purchase displays in shops
– Skylights and windows
Delivery Options and Details
– FREE economy delivery on all orders over £200
– Speedy delivery or collect it yourself
We'll email you to confirm your order, including a number for tracking its progress. And we'll send another email once your order has been despatched, including a courier tracking number. You can have it delivered to a different address from your billing address if you like, no problem.
We'll deliver as fast as possible, and your order should arrive in perfect condition. We add a layer of protective film to both surfaces to protect it as well as using good quality packaging, especially at the corners.
You'll need to sign for your delivery. If you're not in, the courier will leave a card telling you how to rearrange the delivery or arrange collection.
Want full delivery details including prices? You can find them here.
Delivery charges are based on the size of the largest panel you order and how quickly you'd like to receive it. All delivery charges include excellent standards of packaging to ensure your order gets to you in great condition. For small orders below 297mm we use Royal Mail and larger orders are sent with reliable couriers such as DHL and TNT. For the longest side up to 1200mm delivery, this maximum is also met when both dimensions are over 750mm.
Orders over £150
Arrives in 5-7 working days
(Speedy delivery method pricing adjusts with free delivery)
Arrives in 5-7 working days
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Arrives in 1-3 working days
Your delivery address doesn’t need to be the same as your billing address. You can pick different addresses whilst checking out.
You are also more than welcome to come and pick your acrylic up from us. Our address is Unit 51-52, Mackley Industrial Estate, Henfield Road, Small Dole, BN5 9XR.
We will email you confirmation of your order, including your order details, your order number and the price that you have paid.
When your delivery is ready for dispatch, we will email you. This email will include the courier’s tracking number where possible. If you have ordered a smaller piece of acrylic, you will receive a notification from the courier detailing roughly when your order will be delivered on a specific day. If you have ordered a larger piece of acrylic, you may not receive any notifications from the courier, and unfortunately our courier also can’t specify a delivery time. If you are out, the courier will leave a card to allow you to arrange a new delivery time to suit you.
Due to factors beyond our control, we can’t guarantee that orders will be delivered when specified during our communications with you.
Your order should arrive packaged and in perfect condition, just as it left us. It will come with a layer of protective film over each surface (mirrored acrylic only has protective film on one side). If your order appears to have been damaged in transit, please refer to our Orders Damaged in Transit information.
We reserve the right to charge extra delivery costs if the dimensions/format of your order require us to use a specialist delivery company.
We can arrange for delivery on Saturdays/before midday, please contact us for more details. There will be a supplement for these services.
There is a supplement on deliveries to the Scottish Highlands, Grampians, Northern Ireland, Eire, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. This supplement will be calculated when you add your delivery details to your order.
What tolerance do you cut to?
We cut to a tolerance of +/-3mm.
What is your delivery timescale?
3-7 working days.
Is mirrored acrylic like normal mirror?
Mirrored acrylic is a flexible material, and needs to be attached to a perfectly flat surface. We recommend attaching it to MDF or something similar, making sure the adhesive is spread in a thin even layer across the acrylic. we also recommend using the 5mm thick acrylic as it is more rigid.
Can you cut any shape?
Yes, in acrylic. We will shortly be able to also cut any shape in polycarbonate as well.
What's your standard radius corner?
20mm, but we can cut to your requirements.
How many holes do I need in my acrylic?
1 per corner should be sufficient for smaller pieces. You might want to consider an extra hole in the middle if your sheet is larger.
Can I cut acrylic?
Yes, you can. Just take it slow and easy.
Can I put acrylic behind a hob?
Not if it is gas or electric. You need a gap of 5cm between an induction hob and the acrylic.
Do you fit the acrylic?
No, we don't. We do provide some templates which should help you to take your measurements. The acrylic is easy to install by any competent DIYer.
What's the difference between acrylic and Perspex?
Perspex is a brand name. It is the same as acrylic.
What's the difference between acrylic and polycarbonate?
Take a look at our handy guide here.
Can I change my order after it's been placed?
There will be a £6 processing fee for any amendments needed after placing your order.