Opal Polycarbonate Sheet
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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.
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 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.
- Impact resistance
- High strength
- High light transmission
- Hard wearing
- Weather resistant
- Resistant to high temperatures (UK class 1 fire rating)
- Noise reduction/sound insulation
- Easy to cut and machine
- Sky lights
- Automotive and aircraft components
- Security components
- Vending machines
- Street furniture
- Machine guards
- Roof domes
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.
With an excellent UK class 1 fire rating, polycarbonate is often used in public buildings.
With excellent resistance to the elements, polycarbonate sheet performs well outside. No significant changes in appearance are expected over 10 years.
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
Manufacturers thickness tolerance
+/- 5 % (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.75mm to 5.25mm)
Protective film on both sides
UK Class 1
-50 to +100°c
Vicat softening temperature
We currently deliver throughout the UK. Delivery charges are calculated based on the longest side of the material ordered. Only one delivery charge is applicable per order regardless of how many items are ordered.
UK Delivery costs
|Longest side||Orders under £150||Orders over £150||Express Delivery|
|Samples (100mm x 100mm)||£2.95||FREE||£9.95|
|Less than 500mm||£5.95||FREE||£12.95|
|500mm to 1499mm||£9.95||FREE||£19.95|
|1500mm or greater||£14.95||FREE||£24.95|
Standard delivery for all accessories is £7.95, or £12.95 for Express delivery.
All prices listed include VAT.
We have temporarily disabled European delivery for orders placed through our website whilst we make changes to implement the correct rate of VAT being charged. Our team can however manually place zero-rated orders so please contact us if you require delivery to the European Union.
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)
If you require faster delivery you may wish to consider choosing our Express Delivery option at the checkout. Express Delivery orders will be prioritised and will be delivered using a recognised nationwide courier.
Next Day Delivery
Next Day delivery is not available via our website due to the quantity 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.
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 fulfil the order. In these rare circumstances the customer will be contacted first to discuss alternative options.
When delivering to some delivery locations we can incur increased shipping costs, if this is likely to happen the customer will be contacted to discuss any possible extra delivery charges required.
Examples of delivery locations which may require additional delivery charges are,
- Channel Islands
- Scottish Islands
- Isle of Man
- Isles of Scilly
- Remote areas
- 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.
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