What’s the difference? Which is better?
We hope to settle and clarify the age old debate of acrylic vs. polycarbonate. Both are strong, versatile polymers, but depending on its use/purpose, one may be the clear winner.
|Impact Resistance||17 times that of glass||250 times that of glass|
|Temperature Usage||-30°F to 190°F||up to 240°F|
|Cutting With a Saw||Easier||Hard with initial start|
|Drilling||Will crack near edges||Withstands drilling|
|Gluing Joints||Easier/cleaner joints||Harder|
|Cleaning||Mild soap & water; plastic cleaner recommended. Use microfiber or 100% cotton cloth.||Can use ammonia; plastic cleaner recommended. Use microfiber or 100% cotton cloth.|
|Cleaning Solvents||Do not use||Do not use|
|Likeliness to Chip/Scratch||More likely to chip||More likely to scratch|
|Yellowing/Fading||Less likely||More likely|
|Cost||Less||2-3 times more|