About Polycarbonate


Polycarbonate is a glass-like, virtually unbreakable polymer that makes it perfect for the high stress environment required by today’s jet fighter canopies. These properties also make polycarbonate the perfect material for greenhouses since it allows the light transmission benefits of glass, but with added safety of being virtually unbreakable.



Did you know? Although polycarbonate is virtually an unbreakable polymer, the quality and process of polycarbonate during manufacturing is critical to the final result and to overall performance.

Palram polycarbonate panels have UV protection that protects them from harmful UV rays and harsh weather, allowing quality and durability for years of use. Looking at the polycarbonate with the naked eye, it’s impossible to determine if the panel has UV protection or not, this can be only determined by testing in a laboratory.

A new panel of polycarbonate without UV protection may look shiny and feel sturdy at first, but overtime and as a result of exposure to sunlight and weather conditions the polycarbonate will change its physical and visible characteristics.


On the top – no name panel without UV protection after 2 years of use.
On below – Palram panel with UV protection after 2 years of use

Before you’re choosing your polycarbonate greenhouse it is important to pay attention to the specifications and features of the polycarbonate panels and to make sure they are manufactured by a known and trusted manufacturer. This is very important aspect in order to ensure quality, durability and safety of your greenhouse for many years to come.

You should not be tempted by slightly lower prices for a poor quality polycarbonate greenhouse.

Another benefit of UV protected panels refers to your greenhouse and plants. Since the panels have UV protection they also protect plants, crops and flowers from harmful UV rays

On top – no name deformed polycarbonate panel
Below – Palram polycarbonate panel

Unknown anonymous suppliers of polycarbonate greenhouses mainly from the Far East produce their polycarbonate from impure raw materials and other uncertified substances.

Those suppliers manufacture the polycarbonate in improvised facilities using worn out machines, inaccurate cutting razors and applying pressure on panels creating deformed edges, stains and uneven surface.


Improvised polycarbonate manufacturing facility

Known and trusted manufacturers of polycarbonate like Palram stand behind their products and can ensure quality, durability, warranty and service.

With its 50 years of expertise and reputation in the global market, Palram has the knowledge and capabilities to ensure its clients pure satisfaction for years to come!

Palram Industries is a world leader in polycarbonate manufacturing and is well known and respected for its high quality products. Don’t compromise on your greenhouse quality and durability – ask for Palramgreenhouse, your first choice for quality!