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AmeriLux | Frequently Asked Polycarbonate Question

Q: In the case of a fire, what would happen to a polycarbonate sheet?

A: Like any plastic, a polycarbonate sheet will burn but it will burn at a very slow rate. Self-extinguishing when removed from the flame source.

Polycarbonate sheets have good fire behavior characteristics. Their flammability rate is low and they do not contribute significantly to the spread of a fire nor do they release toxic fumes.

Polycarbonate sheets receive high fire performance ratings, meeting the requirements of stringent fire-performance building codes and standards.

Because of their high fire resistance, polycarbonate sheets are a recommended choice for glazing applications in school, hospitals, and other public venues.

FRP vs. Polycarbonate Full-Scale Fire Test Video


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