Polycarbonate plastic is a thermoforming finished plastic easily worked, molded, and thermoformed. Because of these properties, polycarbonates find many applications. Thermoforming plastics are plastics used in manufacturing processes where sheets are heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product strength, higher than both glass and polystyrene. Polycarbonate can undergo large plastic deformations without cracking or breaking.
Polycarbonate is a durable material. Although it has high impact-resistance, it has low scratch-resistance remedied by abrasion resistant Polycarbonate. The characteristics of polycarbonate are quite similar to acrylic, but polycarbonate is stronger and performs in a wider temperature range.
Polycarbonate is highly visible to light, with better light transmission than many types of glass. Polycarbonate is much lighter than glass, and is nearly unbreakable. Bullet-resistant variations are available and are used in windows and enclosures usually seen inside banks are often made of polycarbonate.
Polycarbonate is safe and shatterproof, transparent or translucent, durable and lightweight, with numerous optional specifications.