Boat windshields (or windscreens) are an integral feature of almost every vessel. Acrylic and Polycarbonate are two popular options for this application. Polycarbonate offers superior toughness to acrylic with slightly less optical clarity. Compared to polycarbonate, acrylic is less vulnerable to UV-light, resists scratches better, and is easier to seal. It is also less expensive.
Piedmont Plastics has an entire line of Piedmont Marine Grade® (PMG®) products. PMG Ultra® is a cell cast acrylic sheet which makes it easier to machine than extruded acrylics, allowing for flexibility in a number of applications. It is the acrylic of choice for leading boat builders because of its high impact resistance, reducing the chance of breakage from screw insertion and the extreme stresses of the marine environment. Piedmont carries a deep inventory of PMG Ultra® and Polycarbonate and is a leading supplier to boat builders and aftermarket dealers coast to coast.