Polycarbonate & Trivex

By Mid-Coast Optical | Dec 17, 2013

 

Polycarbonate & Trivex


  • They offer 100% protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

  • They are lightweight & thinner then regular plastic & glass

  • Polycarbonate & Trivex lenses are impact resistant and used for safety glasses and sports goggles.

  • Polycarbonate & Trivex are the only materials recommended for children

  • Polycarbonate was originally designed for canopies covering cockpits in fighter planes. Polycarbonate offered an impact-resistant, optically clear window. This enabled pilots a full-field of vision without compromising safety.

  • In the 1970s, the popularity of polycarbonate soared – literally soared to outer space as it began being used for astronaut helmet visors and space shuttle windshields.

  • Trivex was originally developed as helicopter windshields & was subjected to rigorous ballistic and extreme performance testing.

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