There is always a popular question asked on the subject of plastic sheet; What is the difference between glass and plastic?
In this instance we are comparing Georgian wired glass to the new innovative Plasiax Wire, which is Georgian wire polycarbonate. Below is a comparison table with the main differences laid out;
|Georgian Wire Glass||Plasiax Georgian Wire Polycarbonate|
|Smashed, cracked or fractured easily, with very sharp pieces of glass coming off the product.||Plasiax GWP has 250 times the impact strength of glass, making it virtually unbreakable.|
|Glass is a heavy product, therefore making transportation and handling difficult. E.g. a 1m diameter circle of 6mm GWG would weigh 11.78kg||There is a much lesser load on structural framework using this product as it is less than half the weight of glass. It also means transport and installation are much more efficient. E.g. a 1m diameter circle of 6mm GWP would weigh 5.69kg – that’s a big difference!|
|Specialist tools have to be used to cut glass and it can also very easily cut workers handling the product.||Cutting, drilling and edging are all very easily achieved with Plasiax wire. No special tools needed.|
|If this product is recycled it had to be put through a separation process first to take out the wire grid from in the glass.||Entirely recyclable|
|Flat application only||Polycarbonate can be cold formed|