There’s an old saying: “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”. People who live in plastic houses can! Polycarbonate, polyethylene, acrylic and PETG are all types of plastic used in building & construction. Each have significantly higher impact strength than glass, and offer outstanding optical clarity, making them an ideal choice for many building and construction applications. The right choice of construction plastic can also lower a building’s environmental footprint through energy savings or the use of recycled materials. Flame rated materials that meet the ASTM E-84 Class A standard make compliance with building codes a breeze.
Plastics are used in many applications within building and construction, including:
- Bus shelters
- Entryway canopies
- Sound barriers
- Bullet, blast, wind and forced-entry resistant systems
- Lighting lenses
- Window glazing