Material selection chart

Polycarbonate (PC)

Pro

Contra

+ High impact resistance

- Because of the fibreglass used, thermoplastic materials achieving the correct color shade maybe difficult

+ High degree of protection

+ Light weight

+ Good resistance to chemicals

+ Wide temperature range

+ Self-extinguishing

+ Easily machined using standard tools

+ Excellent insulation properties

+ Also suitable for outdoor use

+ Also available with clear cover

Acryl-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

Pro

Contra

+ Cost-effective

- Lower impact resistance than that of polycarbonate

+ Light weight

- Narrower temperature-resistance range than polycarbonate

+ Good chemical resistance

- Low UV radiation resistance

+ Easy to machine usingstandard tools

- Not suitable for outdoor use

- Not self-extinguishing

GPolyester (GRP, glass-reinforced-polyester)

Pro

Contra

+ Excellent temperature resistance

- More expensive than thermoplastic materials

+ Excellent impact resistance

- Machining problematic

+ Good corrosion resistance

- Non-recyclable material

+ Good resistance against solvents

+ Suitability for highly demanding industrial environments

Aluminium (AL)

Pro

Contra

+ Lighter than steel

- More expensive than thermoplastic materials

+ High impact resistance

+ Good resistance against solvents

+ Wide temperature resistance range

+ Excellent corrosion resistance

Powder Coated Steel (DC 01 AM)

Pro

Contra

+ High impact resistance

- Corrosion risk

+ High degree of protection

+ Easy to customize; special dimensions possible

Stainless Steel (AISI 304)

Pro

Contra

+ High impact resistance

- More expensive than painted mild steel

+ High degree of protection

- Customizing more difficult than with painted steel

+ Excellent resistance to UV radiation

+ Excellent corrosion resistance

+ Suitable for outdoor use; canopy for rain is recommended

+ Suitable for industrial environments

+ Excellent suitability for e.g. the food industry

Acid-Proof Steel (AISI 316)

Pro

Contra

As AISI 304, also:

- More expensive than stainless steel

+ Extremely high resistance to corrosion

- Customizing more difficult than with painted steel

+ Excellent suitability for off-shore industry

+ Excellent suitability for paper industry

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