When you’re considering investing in secure display cases for your business, you want to know that they’ve been crafted with the highest quality materials. This likely means some research on your part, but it can be overwhelming. There are many different material options, and industry jargon doesn’t make the process of finding the perfect fit any easier.
One material that you’ll likely encounter is Lexan glass. Lexan has become an industry standard for strength and durability. Here’s what you need to know about Lexan glass and why it’s a great option for your new display cases.
The first thing to understand about Lexan glass is that it isn’t really glass at all. Lexan is a shatter resistant polycarbonate resin thermoplastic, that looks like glass but provides a much more secure environment for the merchandise in your display cases.
Lexan is transparent, strong and temperature resistant. Lexan glass is so impact resistant that it has been used in both the automotive and aeronautical industries in place of glass.
Lexan glass is a thermoplastic that is able to withstand significant impact and deformation without breaking, or even cracking. Lexan is able to withstand a temperature range from -40°F to boiling, which is why so many people are first introduced to Lexan glass in kitchenware.
Its durability is also the main reason that it’s a material of choice in secure display cases for businesses that demand top level security features for their merchandise. The structural formation of Lexan glass allows it to withstand impact that is 30 time greater than acrylic thermoplastic and 250 times that of impact resistant glass. Lexan is also easily formable, so it can be used in a range of merchandising solutions.
When you’re considering the materials that will be used in your display cases, you’ll likely come to the point where you can choose between Lexan glass and acrylic. From a budgeting standpoint, acrylic is the more economical choice, which makes it a tempting option.
As a retailer with high security merchandise, economics are important, but they shouldn’t be priority one. Strength and durability are the most important qualities you should be looking for, and Lexan glass is the material that provides them.
Acrylic display cases are more likely to crack or chip, and are less resistant to heat, chemicals or drilling. What’s more is that Lexan is more of a deterrent to would-be thieves than acrylic or standard impact resistant glass. Once they realize they can’t do a quick smash and go, they move on and leave your merchandise intact. Any additional costs that you may invest initially by choosing Lexan are recovered by the extra security that the high quality material provides.
We’re committed to using only the highest quality materials in our products. This is why we build our custom and secure display cases with shatter resistant Lexan glass. If you’d like to know more about why Lexan is the best option for your display needs, we’re here to answer questions and help you find the right display solutions for your business. Contact Jahabow today to learn more.