Why use hard coated Polycarbonate?

15th January 2021

Polycarbonate is durable, lightweight, with a high impact-resistance. It’s a great alternative to glass which leads development of electronic display screens replacing glass with Hard Coated Polycarbonate.

Although it has a high impact-resistance, unfortunately it suffers when it comes to scratch resistance. However, applying an abrasion resistant hard coat to polycarbonate provides a harder surface enabling it to be used in a wider variety of applications.

So, Why Hard Coated Polycarbonate?

As we know, adding a hard coat to polycarbonate broadens it’s uses. But which hard coated material should you choose?

Soni™ Optical Grade Hard Coated Polycarbonate is exclusive to Panel Graphic. It’s the perfect solution for your application. It provides abrasion resistance, it’s the obvious substrate choice for electronic display screens that are exposed to harsher environments.

Benefits of Soni™ Optical Grade Hard Coated Polycarbonate:

  • Double side hard coated for maximum protection.
  • Improved Optical transmission over standard Polycarbonates.
  • Excellent print adhesion achieved.
  • Outstanding Machining Properties.
  • Sheet size: 975mm x 950mm.

Panel Graphic are exclusive worldwide distributors for Soni™. It’s available in multiple thickness from 0.5mm, in single or double sided coatings.

It’s the only reliable choice when Quality really matters.

We have tested it so you don’t have to.

The Soni™ Optical Grade Hard Coated Polycarbonate has gone through extensive in house testing; it’s passed all of our criteria.

  • Excellent Ink adhesion “even direct to hard coated surface”.
  • Transparent ITO conductive coatings can be applied “achieving a highly conductive hard coating”.
  • Long term high performance wear resistance “with no visual surface defects”.
  • High optical Clarity “achieving the highest optical quality available on Polycarbonate”.

Why Panel Graphic is the solution for you?

As mentioned, Soni™ has outstanding machining properties.

We have several CAD trained technicians throughout the company, using platforms such as Solidworks® Artcam® Corel Draw® to name a few.

Whether you have requirments for prototypes or full scale production, Panel Graphic are the team for you.

Not to mention, we house 8 x Datron M8 Cubes in environmentally controlled manufacturing suites. Plus, large format CNC cutting tables with a capacity up to 3.5m x 2m.

Panel Graphic are well placed to meet all your requirements. Why not browse our services?

Author: Chloe Nuthall
Author: Chloe Nuthall
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