Polycarbonate is a strong thermoplastic material that is lightweight and can withstand extremely low and high temperatures used for a multitude of applications. It has ability to absorb heat that being used in homes for its energy efficiency, lightweight, nature and overall strength.

Compared often with acrylic plastic, the main difference is that polycarbonate as a thermoplastic can be heated to its melting point, cooled and recycled, because it doesn’t burn like a thermoset plastic would, which makes it very flexible in terms of its overall carbon footprint as it can be melted down and injection moulded for further use. It is 30 times the resistance of glass, making it a great alternative, offering strength, clarity and protection from the elements. It is also better for drilling directly than acrylic, offering almost 99% of the time with no damage to the material from direct drilling.

You probably see polycarbonate material everywhere, every day but you just do not realise, as it is use has become widespread in many disciplines. It has many applications and benefits to using polycarbonate plastic that no wonder it is used in a widespread way across the manufacturing industry as well as in the building sector.

Polycarbonate sheets are used in many applications and is extremely popular due to its many benefits. Its composition allows it to filter light internally in a similar manner to that of glass, making it with effective lightweight alternative for homes, sheds and other types of properties.

There are a variety of uses of polycarbonate sheets for residential, commercial and industrial applications can take advantage of. Polycarbonate panels can withstand force and are virtually unbreakable. The UV blockage is another huge advantage of these panels, making them the perfect material choice for constructing awnings in commercial buildings. As the panels are extremely light in weight, they can be easily transported and installed wherever they are required. The excellent properties of polycarbonate panels make them the preferred material for building greenhouses. These panels are resistant to heat, sunlight, snow, and rain, which enable them to last for many years without fading or discolouring.

Hanwood Group offers a wide range of PC products, you will be able to find the right materials for your projects, feel free to contact us for more details.

Polycarbonate Features:

  • Highly Tensile & mechanical strength
  • Shatter & high impact resistance
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Ideal for close tolerance parts
  • Stiffness retention over wide temperature
  • Continuous working temperature 100°C
  • Can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Lightweight resulting in easier transportation and lower carbon footprint output
  • Versatile in choice for various colours to maintain internal temperature in direct sunlight
  • It can reduce & absorb heat in rooms through temperature control
  • Ideal for roofing because its shatterproof
  • Easy to machine & fabricate
  • Excellent optical clarity & visibility
  • Noise reduction or sound insulation
  • Recyclable

Hanwood Product Lines:

  • PC Solid sheet
  • PC Lexan hollow sheet (twin-wall & multiwall) 
  • PC Ketelong hollow sheet (German Bayer material)
  • PC Corrugated sheet 
  • PC 3-Dimension sheet
  • PC Pattern sheet (diamond & embossed) 
  • PC Frosted sheet (single side & both sides)
  • PC Micro-structured light diffusion sheet 
  • PC Anti-dripping hollow sheet 
  • PC Stripe sheet
  • PC Ribbed sheet
  • PC Profile tile
  • PC Profiles (H shape, U shape, up & down)
  • PC Transparent roofing tile

Product Specification (Standard Product):




1220mm / 1560mm / 1820mm / 2100mm


30-50m/roll – thickness ≤4.5mm / 2.4 m/piece – thickness> 4.5mm


Clear, blue, green, dark brown, opal

Please contact our Sales team for any special colour, thickness & scratching proof & MOQ enquiries.

Polycarbonate Applications:

  • Medical equipment & face shields
  • Protective eyewear, Safety goggles
  • Media discs
  • Kitchen panel & Hardware
  • Armoured vehicles & Bullet resistant panels
  • Lightweight luggage
  • Telecommunications hardware
  • Electrical insulation
  • Indoor & Outdoor signs
  • Architectural glazing
  • POP displays & Graphic holders
  • Helicopter windows
  • Light Diffuser, Light box & Indicator
  • Machine Guards & Safety panel
  • Motorcycle windshield & Small vehicles windscreen
  • Industrial & Riot Shields
  • Security Vehicle Glazing
  • Rooflights for Trains & Buses
  • Sneeze guard & Protective screens
  • DIY projects & Industrial products
  • Skylights & Architectural lighting
  • Security facilities & Components
  • Traffic facilities & Signage
  • Sound barrier
  • Decoration of exhibition booth
  • Conservatory & Patio cover
  • Shed, Canopy & Corridor
  • Greenhouse & Sunroom
  • Storm & Hurricane protection
  • Building curtain wall
  • Daylighting band of premises
  • Drying shed
  • Swimming pool enclosures
  • Automotive & Aircraft components
  • Vending machines
  • Street furniture
  • Roofing & Roof domes
  • Bike frame