Polycarbonate mirror is an impact resistant plastic mirror sheet. Polycarbonate is a plastic with exceptionally high impact resistance, also known as the brand names Lexan® and Makrolon®. This material is 250 times stronger than glass. Polycarbonate mirror is also much stronger than an acrylic mirror. However, Polycarbonate is more scratch-sensitive than acrylic. Another characteristic of this material is that it can be cold-bended without any rupture. The mirror coating is very vulnerable. As such, one should not apply any kind of tape to the mirror’s surface, even if it’s temporary. Removing the tape will damage the coating. You should also avoid the use of any acid materials. See the FAQ for more information.
For other colours of plastic mirrors you can check out our acrylic mirrors in 6 different colours and two-way mirrors in 6 colours. If you are looking for a silver two-way mirror you can take a look at our spy mirrors.
The polycarbonate mirror can be ordered online per full sheet of 3020 x 2050 mm or can be cut to size. We have the polycarbonate on stock in one colour: silver. The sheet is 3mm thick.
Polycarbonate has a fire certification B1 with which it can be used in public areas. This is due to the high temperature resistance of polycarbonate and the material is also self-extinguishing and fire retardant.
Lexan® and Makrolon®.
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Polycarbonate is more impact resistant than acrylic and has a better fire rating than acrylic. Extruded acrylic has the fire classification E according to the applicable norm EN 13501-1. Acrylic burns completely without smoke or emissions of other hazardous products. Deformation will take place depending on how the material is used. We do not recommend to use this material as ceilings in escape routes because of the possible deformation. Polycarbonate has the fire classification Bs1d0 according to EN 13501-1 for the thicknesses of 1 to 6 mm.
It is possible to attach the mirror with mirror holders, spacers or with sealant on a wall. (you can only do this once! When removing the mirror, the mirror film will be damaged). You should use an acid-free silicone sealant when attaching the mirror sheets to walls or other substrates. As the mirror sheets do expand and contract with temperature, the minimum thickness of the sealant layer is 2 mm behind the sheets. You can also use natural foam tape with a minimum thickness of 2mm.
You can not use regular tape or anything acidic, even temporary.
The mirrors can be cleaned with a soft non-woven cloth. You can use water with some detergent, household vinegar or cleaning-alcohol. PyraSied recommends to use Burnus antistatic cleaner or VuPlex. VuPlex gives a protective layer and removes visually small scratches. PyraSied can supply these multifunctional cleaners. You should never use Glassex, strong solvents, schotch-brite and other abrasive products. When the material has scratches, you can remove those by sanding the front side of the material with a grain 1200 (depending on the deepness of the scratch) followed by polishing the material with a soft cotton and a polishing agent.
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