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Opal Polycarbonate Sheet

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Benefiting from high impact strength, excellent light transmission and fire resistance, polycarbonate sheet is available in opal for when a white colour finish is required.
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Bespoke Fabrication

We have the machinery and expertise to manufacture bespoke items in acrylic, polycarbonate and many other plastics, from one-offs to large production runs. Read more about the various services we offer, or complete the form below to request a quote.

CNC Routing

Our advanced Multicam Apex 3R (3 Axis) CNC routers allow us to provide an extensive range of precision CNC routing services. Read more

CNC Laser Cutting

Laser cutting is a fabrication process that uses a thin, intensely focused stream of light to cut through a range of different materials, including plastics and acrylics.  Read more

Diamond & Flame polishing

Edge polishing is a fabrication process that polishes the edges of acrylic panels, removes any cutting marks, and achieves a smooth, glossy finish.  Read more

Rotary & Laser Engraving

Laser engraving is a fabrication process that uses a laser beam to physically remove the surface of a material to create an indentation that is noticeable to both the eye and touch.  Read more

Line Bending

Line bending is a process that’s used to make precise folds in plastic and acrylic components. Our line bending fabrication service allows us to bend plastic and acrylic sheets along a defined ‘line’ – without any need for gluing or joining.  Read more

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Polycarbonate plastic sheet is an extremely versatile and strong material with a high resistance to impact. It's usually chosen over other forms of plastic sheeting because of its strength and resistance to impact. Although easy to fabricate, unlike cast and extruded acrylic sheet material, the edges of polycarbonate cannot be polished.

Key features

  • Impact resistance
  • High strength
  • High light transmission
  • Hard wearing
  • Weather resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Resistant to high temperatures (UK class 1 fire rating)
  • Noise reduction/sound insulation
  • Easy to cut and machine
  • Recyclable

 Typical applications

  • Glazing
  • Sky lights
  • Construction
  • Automotive and aircraft components
  • Security components
  • Signage
  • Vending machines
  • Street furniture
  • Machine guards
  • Lighting
  • Roof domes

Detailed description

Impact resistance

Polycarbonate sheet has over 200 times the strength of glass while being half the weight. It's virtually unbreakable. The strength and impact resistance of the material makes it suitable for applications where safety and security is required.

Fire resistance

With an excellent UK class 1 fire rating, polycarbonate is often used in public buildings.

Weather resistance

With excellent resistance to the elements, polycarbonate sheet performs well outside. No significant changes in appearance are expected over 10 years.

Recyclable

Polycarbonate sheet is fully recyclable. The material is sorted, shredded and washed before being turned into a granulate ready for manufacturing.  

Stock sheet sizes

3050mm x 2050mm, 2050mm x 1520mm, 2440mm x 1220mm

Minimum panel size

50mm x 50mm

Maximum panel size

3050mm x 2050mm

Light Transmission

3mm - 28%,

5mm - 14%

Relative density

1.2 g/cm³

Manufacturers thickness tolerance

+/- 5 % (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.75mm to 5.25mm)

Cutting tolerance

+/- 1mm

Material protection

Protective film on both sides

Fire rating

UK Class 1 

Service temperature

-50 to +100°c

Vicat softening temperature

150°c

Water absorption

0.15%

Recyclable

Yes 

Recycled content

30%

We provide a fast delivery service throughout the UK using recognised Couriers such as Royal Mail, DHL, and Parcel Force.

Delivery prices are calculated based on the length of the longest side of the material ordered i.e. the delivery price of a panel measuring 1500mm x 1000mm would be based on the 1500mm dimension. Only one delivery charge is charged per order regardless of how many items are ordered.

UK Delivery costs

Longest side Standard Delivery Express Delivery Order value for FREE delivery
Samples (100mm x 100mm) £2.95 £9.95 £150
Less than 500mm £5.95 £12.95 £150
500mm to 1499mm £9.95 £19.95 £150
1500mm to 2499mm £14.95 £24.95 £150
2500mm or greater £19.95 £29.95 £300

Standard delivery for all accessories is £7.95, or £12.95 for Express delivery.

All prices listed include VAT.

European/EU Delivery

We have temporarily disabled European delivery for orders placed through our website whilst we make changes to ensure that the correct rate of EU VAT is being charged. Our team can however manually process orders so please contact us if you require delivery to the European Union.

Delivery Times

We process and dispatch the vast majority of orders within 48 hours of receiving the order, however our guidelines for delivery times are listed below:

  • Standard delivery (3-5 working days)
  • Express delivery (2-3 working days)

Express Delivery

If you require faster delivery you may wish to consider choosing our Express Delivery option at the checkout. Express Delivery orders are prioritised over standard orders and delivered using a recognised nationwide courier.

Next Day Delivery

Next Day delivery is not available via our website due to the volume and bespoke nature of orders we receive on a daily basis. However, if you need to place an order and require Next Day delivery please contact us – we will make every effort to meet your requirements and deadlines.

Remote Areas

Due to the nature of the ”made to measure” products we supply, we provide delivery prices at a standard rate and reserve the right to cancel an order should it become economically unviable to fulfill the order. In these extremely rare circumstances, the customer will be contacted first to discuss alternative options.

When delivering to some locations we can incur increased Courier delivery costs. Should delivery be required to one of the locations listed below a remote area supplement will be automatically added to the price of delivery during the checkout process.

Longest side Remote area supplement
Samples (100mm x 100mm) £0.00
Less than 500mm £0.00
500mm to 1499mm £5.00
1500mm to 2499mm £10.00
2500mm or greater £15.00

All prices listed include VAT.

Examples of delivery locations which may incur a remote area supplement are:

  • Channel Islands
  • Isle of Man
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Isle of Wight
  • Scottish Islands
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Remote areas of Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

If you require delivery to one of these areas please get in touch to discuss your order.

Can I collect my order from Simply Plastics?

Yes, of course. Orders can be collected from our premises in Colchester, Essex. At the final stage of the checkout process there is a delivery option labelled "Collection/pickup" which is free. Once your order is complete, you will be notified by email along with our address and collection times.

I need my order urgently, can I pay for faster shipping?

Yes. We offer an express delivery service which aims to deliver all orders in 1-3 working days. Orders are delivered by a recognised courier company and may require a signature on delivery.

How should I clean polycarbonate sheet?

Polycarbonate sheet should not be cleaned using chemical cleaners because they can cause damage to the material. We recommend cleaning polycarbonate sheet with warm soapy water and a soft cloth. There are various plastic cleaners and polishers available which we can provide that keep polycarbonate looking brand new.

Is it possible to cut polycarbonate sheet myself?

Polycarbonate sheet can be cut using a circular saw, a jigsaw or any type of saw with a fine-tooth blade. We recommend laying the polycarbonate sheet flat on a firm surface, such as a workbench, and clamping it down before cutting. If you are using clamps to hold the material down, we suggest placing wood between the clamps and polycarbonate sheet to prevent any damage to the surface of the polycarbonate. Manufacturer safety precautions should always be followed when using any type of saw. See our ultimate guide to polycarbonate for more information on polycarbonate and it's uses.

Rated 5/5 from 28 reviews

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Someone (me) managed to destroy my bath panel when removing it to Access some plumbing. I am far too tight to spend ~£350 on a new one so I bought this lovely plastic and got busy with the big scissors and the silicone. Dare I say it it looks pretty good. Smiles all round. Thank you very much indeed!

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