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(3mm) Opal Polycarbonate Sample

Thickness: 3mm

Length: 100mm

Width: 100mm

Radius: None

£1.32 inc VAT

(5mm) Opal Polycarbonate Sample

Thickness: 5mm

Length: 100mm

Width: 100mm

Radius: None

£2.18 inc VAT

Product description

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.


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

Light transmission2mm - 39% / 3mm - 28% (50% available upon request) / 5mm - 14% (49% available upon request)
Maximum sheet size3050mm x 2050mm
Fire resistanceUK class 1 fire rating
Available thicknesses2mm, 3mm, 5mm
Material protectionSupplied with protective plastic film on both sides
Manufacturers thickness tolerance+/- 5 % (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.75mm to 5.25mm)

We currently deliver to the UK and throughout Europe. 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.

Longest side Orders under £150 (inc VAT) Orders over £150 (inc VAT) Express Delivery
Samples £2.95 FREE £9.95
Less than 500mm £5.95 FREE £12.95
500mm to 1999mm £9.95 FREE £14.95
2000mm or greater £14.95 FREE £24.95
Sneeze Guards (All sizes) £9.95 FREE £14.95

Europe (7-10 working days)

Delivery guidelines
We process and dispatch all orders as quickly as possible - our delivery guidelines are as 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 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 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.

Collection is available from our location in Colchester, Essex (see full address). When placing an order on our website there is an option on the final stage of the checkout for Collection/pickup. Once your order is ready for collection you will be notified via email.

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.

You may also wish to read more detailed information regarding our terms and conditions in relation to delivery.


Will I be notified when my order is out for delivery?

Yes. Simply Plastics will send you an email when your order has been dispatched. If your shipment is trackable the email will contain tracking details and a link to the delivery couriers website, where you can track the progress of the shipment.

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.

Can I collect my order from Simply Plastics?

Yes, of course. At the final stage of the checkout process there is a delivery option labelled "Collection/pickup" which is free. When your order is ready for collection you will receive an email to notify you, which includes our opening times and address.

Collection -example

Can Simply Plastics help me with a fabrication project?

Yes we can. Customised, cut-to-size materials can be ordered directly through the website, but if you require further fabrication we can help you with this too.

Our fabrication services include,

  • CNC routing
  • Bending
  • Shaping
  • Bonding/glueing
  • Diamond polishing
  • Flame polishing
  • Intricate laser cutting

Examples of fabricated products include,

  • Acrylic display cases
  • Point of sale 
  • Retail display
  • Lighting applications
  • Brochure holders
  • 2D/3D Acrylic lettering
  • Furniture
  • Office Interiors

For enquiries regarding any project from prototypes to large production runs, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.


Used for a shed window so it would be secure and no one could see through it. Easier to drill than expected using the guidance on the website. Extremely well packed which was really nice to see so arrived in perfect condition.

Needed to upcycle an old beech top desk to go in a monochrome home office. Tried covering the top with white vinyl which looked good but delicate. Chose white polycarbonate cut to size and it is brilliant. Complete transformation and hard wearing.

I used the cut sheet to fabricate a shield beneath an alloy rack, that needed to be light and deflect impact. The rack is fitted above the rear wheel of a motorcycle and carries a topbox. The bike has done around 500 miles since the shield was fitted and it has met the intended use; to protect the passenger, rack and topbox from road debris thrown off the rear tyre. Ecellentay.

To replace a pane of glass in the greenhouse

Good quality. Fast delivery

The packaging was the best I have seen. The product and price were excellent. It would have been five stars but delivery took over a week.

I used this opal polycarbonate to put behind a window to provide a frosted screen. Very pleased with the precise cutting to my requirements.


I ordered this to cover and protect the top of a dressing table and so far so good (no melting when hairdryers or straighteners have been placed near it) - Looks similar to glass and it's easy to clean. Turn around was quick and the price was great for a made to measure piece. Thank you!

Used for diffused lighting in Motorhome, quality just right, quick and efficient delivery, would recommend.

Product used for Hit and Miss privacy screen on a balcony, in a high wind location. Polycarbonate, Class 1 fire rated, virtually unbreakable, child safe, local planning authority wanted glass, I insisted on this product 100 times stronger.

Decent product. I used the 3mm sheet for a custom lightbox and it looks great with ample light dissipation.

Used as secondary glazing in garage roof light perfect for the job.packageing was 1st class would definitely recommend your service

Bought some 2mm polycarbonate opaque white sheet for use as a noticeboard on the inside of our horsebox living area door. So useful to write down horse competition times, etc. A very durable strong sheet which was easily fixed by contact adhesive to door inner lining. Definately recommend Simply Plastics

Used the 2mm sheet to replace the original panels in a very old Ikea floor lamp / plant holder which has illuminated a dark landing corner for many years. SimplyPlastics is the only place I'd found that have the 2mm sheet - it's still slightly thicker than the original but it just about fitted OK. I'm pleased by the amount of light it lets through - just right in this application. Delivery was pretty quick and the sheets cut accurately to size.

Great product used to make shoji panels.project all done and finished fantastic

I used this product to make an impeller (fan) to go onto a model aircraft engine. The material works great!

Was cut perfectly arrived quickly once order was completed. Staff very nice and helpful, I would use this company again

Fantastic quick ordering and delivery service, the opal polycarb is cut millimetre perfect and of very good quality for our needs. Well done again and thanks for our 2nd order with yourselves. Iain

Used this to replace a discolored and cracked light diffuser. Looked much more attractive then the old material, doing a much better job of reducing the harshness of the strip light. Pleasently supprised at how rigid the sheet was with no sign of sagging at all. Ordering on line was easy and deliver was very prompt.

I used this product as a surface for IKEA kitchen cupboards in a tiny kitchen/living room. They look beautiful, though, as advised by simply plastics, that is not their purpose and I shall be careful to protect them. They arrived well packaged on time and I will be sourcing more products from this company in future.