Why is both Polycarbonate and High Impact Acrylic used for Rainier Windows?
Each product has its unique qualities and specific uses in the marine and architectural markets. Polycarbonate has a number of key benefits over other materials-the most important being it is truly shatter proof, and has been certified by the National Transportation Safety Board for transportation applications. When special coatings are applied like those used on Rainier Windows, polycarbonate will resist most scratches, yellowing and hazing. Modified Acrylic has been improved to the point that it is over 10 times more break resistant than regular acrylic. This improvement has made this material very strong and usable in the harsh environments at a lower price than polycarbonate. An additional benefit of modified acrylic is that it does not need to be coated for UV and minor scratches can be buffed out of the windows. This quality allows for tighter radius curves on different designs.