Polycarbonate is a type of thermoplastic that can appear similar to glass. It’s often used for diffusers, machinery guards, and faux glassware. They’re BPA-free polycarbonate plastics that can be used for food and drinks.

Advantages of Polycarbonate Drinkware

  • Affordable
  • Glass or crystal drinkware can be expensive, and as a bar owner, you have to be prepared for anything. At least with Polycarbonate drinkware, you can buy a lot, and your guest won’t be able to tell the difference between expensive glasses and cheap plastic.

  • Stain and Odor Resistant
  • Unlike regular plastic, polycarbonate drinkware is stain and odor-resistant. If polycarbonate is maintained correctly and layered with a scratch-resistant film, they’re virtually stain and odor-resistant.

  • Good Insulation
  • Since they’re thermoplastic, it has good insulation. It can keep your drinks nice and cold throughout the night or your hot drinks warm. You can save up on ice and energy if you have these glasses.

  • Strong and Durable
  • Glass is brittle due to the molecular cracks present. Polycarbonate is strong because of the long-chain bonds formed within the material. Keeping this type of drinkware can save you in expenses in case you end up with rowdy customers.

  • Lightweight
  • Heavy glass can put a strain on your servers. The lightweight feature of polycarbonate thermoplastic can help you and your waiters with serving. This is especially useful on busy nights.