The benefits of using of urethanes, UHMW and nylon in mills is well-known; however, the benefits of polycarbonate may be overlooked. Most people are familiar with polycarbonate but perhaps do not make the connection on how this remarkable material can benefit your saw or planar mill – specifically, in regards to safety. Polycarbonate is a clear, glazing plastic that has the property of being extremely impact resistant. There are a multitude of YouTube videos showing people trying to destroy polycarbonate with hammers and other battering techniques – and they fail.
Inside the mill, polycarbonate can replace glass so visibility is maintained and safety is increased in case of flying debris. Plastic distributors and fabricators should be able to cut the material to size. The result is an easy-to-install, low-maintenance safety solution. The costs of one tragic injury or death are high, both emotionally and financially to your company. The use of polycarbonate provides one simple solution – replacing glass – that will increase safety for your employees.