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.

Different Polycarbonate Drinkware Designs

Martini Glasses. This glass has a cone-shaped bowl that keeps the ingredients closed together, and the wide opening gives room for the aroma to be taken in by the drinker. It also has a long stem for the user to grab on, which keeps the drink nice and cool.

Tumblers. These are regular glasses designed to hold any drink. It can be used for water, cocktails, and shakes.

Stemless Wine Glasses. Stemless wine glasses are reliable in design as you don’t have to worry about stem breaking when you wash them. This also takes away the concern of holding traditional wine glasses.