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I'm having product with outer casing need to be fully transparent something like crystal clear appearance.

Found that material called Random PP (Polypropylene) & Polycarbonate, can be used to get transparent/crystal clear appearance. Does anyone have experience on both these materials. Just trying to figure out which is best for my requirement.


   
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 There’s probably a reason why eyeglass lenses are still made with PC.


   
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Polycarbonate is the crystal clear polymer-material currently available. The other alternatives aren’t clear enough.

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It's should be Acrylic / or plexiglass material which crystal clear.

Acrylic has 92% of light transmission / visibility and clarity has excellent optical properties, with the same refractive index as glass.

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Posted by: Robert

It's should be Acrylic / or plexiglass material which crystal clear.

Acrylic has 92% of light transmission / visibility and clarity has excellent optical properties, with the same refractive index as glass.

 

This is the, ChatGPT response in relation to the crystal clear plastic/polymer. Looks like Acrylic is the clearest plastic.

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The term "most crystal clear polymer plastic" can be somewhat subjective, as different plastics have varying levels of transparency and clarity. However, if you are looking for a polymer plastic known for its exceptional optical clarity, you should consider Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), which is commonly referred to as acrylic or plexiglass.

Acrylic is renowned for its excellent transparency and clarity, often rivaling glass in terms of appearance. It offers a high level of light transmission, making it ideal for applications where optical clarity is essential, such as:

  1. Display Cases: Acrylic is commonly used for museum display cases and retail displays due to its optical properties.

  2. Optical Lenses: It is used in eyeglass lenses and camera lenses.

  3. Aquariums: Some aquariums use acrylic instead of glass due to its clarity and impact resistance.

  4. Artwork Framing: Acrylic is used for framing valuable artwork to protect it while maintaining visibility.

  5. Architectural Glazing: It's used for windows and skylights in buildings where clarity is essential.

Keep in mind that while acrylic is highly transparent and clear, it may not be as impact-resistant as other plastics like polycarbonate. The choice of material depends on the specific requirements of your project, such as clarity, impact resistance, and cost."

 

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