Window material

Does anyone know of a material, similar to Plexi Glass, that could be used for a window but does not absorb UV light? Regular glass won't work, I am looking for something that will not easily shatter.
 

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Maybe someone can answer this better, but my current guess would perhaps be polycarbonate with an ultraviolet light filtering coating, and a scratch-resistant coating.
 
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I go along with that. Some combination of materials, in layers, is probably necessary; a laminate of some sort.
 
Maybe someone can answer this better, but my current guess would perhaps be polycarbonate with an ultraviolet light filtering coating, and a scratch-resistant coating.
Not understood, sorry! Please clarify:"Ultraviolet light filtering coating"?? To me that means UV opaque, right?

And if I were wrong (What? ME? The hero? Talk sense!:bugeye:) then there would be not much point to the polycarbonate, because it could only reduce the UV transparency. I have a vague idea that it yellows in sunlight, which if true, sounds most unpromising.
You might visit some sites such as
http://www.ides.com/

One product I saw in their search facility was at
http://www.mitsuichemicals.com/tpx_cha.htm

Of interest? Good luck.

Cheers,

Jon
 
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Jon Richfield: By "ultraviolet light filtering coating," I meant a coating or layer that blocks or removes greater than 0 % of the ultraviolet (UV) light. If it removes 100 % of the ultraviolet light, then you could refer to it as opaque to UV light, if you wish. But the word "filtering" is not limited to 100 % removal.
 
Do you mean you want it to transmit UV or just not absorb UV and be damaged?

When you say window - do you mean a 1" diameter entrance to an instrument or do you want to sunbathe indoors?
 
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Jon Richfield: By "ultraviolet light filtering coating," I meant a coating or layer that blocks or removes greater than 0 % of the ultraviolet (UV) light. If it removes 100 % of the ultraviolet light, then you could refer to it as opaque to UV light, if you wish. But the word "filtering" is not limited to 100 % removal.
Fair enough; I wrote in a hurry and should have said: "UV absorbing" or the like.

I still am slightly nonplussed and I go along with NobodySpecial's remarks. Still, if what I have said covers your needs, that's OK.

The Mitsui site I offered referred to a very UV transparent material, which I now gather was not what you probably wanted, but the Ides site with its search facility should give you hundreds of hits within minutes.

Good hunting,

Jon
 

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Polycarbonate is out. It is relatively non-transmissive to UV. Other than that, the shatter-resistance would be a good fit.
 
Jon Richfield: By "ultraviolet light filtering coating," I meant a coating or layer that blocks or removes greater than 0 % of the ultraviolet (UV) light. If it removes 100 % of the ultraviolet light, then you could refer to it as opaque to UV light, if you wish. But the word "filtering" is not limited to 100 % removal.
Now this is where hurry fooled me again; I thought I was talking to the originator of the query, who in fact was RandomGuy. That was the source of a lot of my confusion.
Well, no matter. My ultimate counsel is still that he go to the Ides site and use the search facility. Also, consider the Polymethylpentene as advertised by Mitsui.
 
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