FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS POLYCARBONATE?
Polycarbonate or Poly for short is a thermoplastic resin – it’s a type of plastic I guess you could say! It is tasteless and non-toxic. It’s transparence reaches to 89% making it the best alternative to glass. It is heat and impact resistant as well as a flame retardant. It is so strong, even bulletproof material is made from Poly!
CAN I PUT POLY IN THE DISHWASHER?
Oh Hell Yeh!
Poly is definitely dishwasher-safe. Please check out our Care Instructions for the best advise on cleaning.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLYCARBONATE AND PLASTIC?
Poly is a kind of plastic, however it is a resin and has many other properties to make it strong, durable and suitable as an alternative to glassware. Plastic glasses are relatively cheaply made, they can also break and crack. After many washes you may also find that plastic glasses can be scratched and appear foggy.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLYCARBONATE AND TEMPERED GLASS?
Tempered Glass is more durable than regular glass, however, it is breakable when dropped.
CAN I FREEZE OR HEAT POLYCARB?
Poly is totally safe to place in the fridge or freezer (in fact we recommend it for the best icey cold cocktails!)
Polycarbonate is microwave safe, however we to not recommend using Poly for hot beverages or for heating drinks in the microwave.
DO YOU GUARANTEE AGAINST BREAKING OR CRACKING?
You can purchase from Crackers For Poly risk free with our Unbreakable Guarantee. Click here for further details on this policy.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLYCARBONATE AND TRITAN™?
Poly and Tritan are both great materials to manufacture strong glassware alternatives. Tritan like Poly is great to look at, however Poly is proven to be stronger, less susceptible to scratches and performs better load after load in the dishwasher. 2000 loads (Poly) vs 500 loads (Tritan)
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLYCARBONATE AND ACRYLIC?
Acrylic is another alternative, however acrylic is not as strong as Poly, it can still break! Poly can also be used through a wider range of temperatures.
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“OMG – CAN’T BELIEVE HOW AMAZING THESE ARE!”
– Casey Tanswell
“I DIDN’T REALISE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLYCARBONATE + PLASTIC – UNTIL NOW!”
– Andy Peters