Duravidro Glassware

Material Clarification

Polycarbonate glasses can be made from a variety of different types of plastics, each with its own characteristics. Below is a short description of some of the most used types of plastic along with our Material Sheet to define the reason to choose Polycarbonate glassware from DuraVidro.

High Grade Polycarbonate

DuraVidro is made from High grade Polycarbonate. Apart from the general characteristic of traditional Polycarbonate, the higher grade polycarbonate has a much higher strength, higher clarity, longer lifespan and are more heat & cold-resistant. With it's higher molecular mass, it's also more difficult to process compared to standard polycarbonate. The high grade polycarbonate also lasts longer due the higher strength and melt process. DuraVidro glassware can be dish washed as normal glasses and beyond the standard polycarbonate washes.

Standard Polycarbonate

Standard Polycarbonate is a very hard wearing material and is used to make crash helmets and riot shields as well as plastic glasses.  Standard Polycarbonate glasses are dishwasher safe up to 800 - 1200 washes (depending on the type of use) and are virtually unbreakable in normal everyday usage. The standard polycarbonate will also faster be scratched and cloudy due to less molecular mass compaired to the high grade.


SAN or Styrene Acrylonitrile is a hard wearing plastic and will take a lot of usage although it will crack if put under a lot of pressure. SAN glasses are dishwasher safe and can withstand high temperatures.


Polystyrene (PS) is a hard but slightly brittle plastic and is used to make reusable and disposable plastic glasses. The reusable polystyrene glasses are dishwasher safe for over 100 washes and heat resistant to 100°c. Polystyrene can be recycled and its resin identification code is to the right.


Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic polymer and used in a wide variety of applications including textiles, stationary, packaging and plastic glasses. Polypropylene can be recycled and its resin identification code is to the right.


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