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Five Tips for Cleaning Plastics

Denis Imbeault: Conseillier technique pour l'est du Québec et les maritimes, Groupe PolyAlto

Denis Imbeault
Conseiller technique / Technical Advisor 

With 33 years of plastics industry experience under his belt, 17 with Groupe PolyAlto, Denis literally embodies our motto "the synergy between gray matter and plastic matter".

Five Tips for Cleaning Plastics

Keep your plastic surfaces glossy by using adapted cleaning products and following these recommendations:

Groupe PolyAlto | Entretien des plastique | Polycarbonate  | Acrylique  | Nettoyage des vitrine d'acrylique | Nettoyage de présentoir en acrylique

Polycarbonate is used for many things, including shop windows, safety glass and display cases. The major advantages of using this type of plastic are its transparency, gloss and impact resistance.

In museums and commercial projects, acrylics appear to be favoured for their aesthetics, resistance and transparency and because they are easy to work with and keep clean.

However, badly maintained plastics can quickly deteriorate, no matter how high their quality.

Know that a large number of household cleaners contain abrasives that can scratch plastics. Some even contain solvents that can attack the plastic surface and cause crazing (fine surface cracks that tarnish the plastic).

Also, when handling and cleaning acrylic and polycarbonate, these types of plastic tend to retain an electrostatic charge that attracts dust.

It is therefore important to use specially formulated products that minimize the electrostatic effect and do not scratch or bleach the surfaces.

Keep your plastic surfaces glossy by using adapted cleaning products and following these recommendations:

IMPORTANT: N’utilisez pas de produits nettoyants contenant de l’ammoniac, des solvants ou de l’alcool qui endommagent l’acrylique et le polycarbonate. Si vous devez absolument utiliser du produit à vitres, choisissez un label écologique (sans solvants) pour garantir un produit sans solvants

  1. Do not use cleaners that contain ammonia, solvents or alcohol that can damage acrylic and polycarbonate.
  2. Use a damp cloth to remove dirt and dust from the surface. Avoid using your hand or a dry cloth.
  3. Once the surface is clean, spray with a mild soap.
  4. Use lint-free, non-abrasive, absorbent cloths to wipe the surface.
  5. Pass these tips on to your maintenance team.


Consult the list of plastic-maintenance products available at Groupe PolyAlto.



Supported by more than 45 years of expertise, we have developed a rigorous quality control. We are able to meet multiple needs. Whether for raw industrial products or for commercial applications requiring a particular and very neat finish quality.

Questions? Ask us for advice

Do not hesitate to ask us for advice on everything plastic related. The manufacturing of custom made equipment is highly flexible, fast and accessible.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, to talk about your projects, to get more informations about plastic materials or just to get to know us!

Denis Imbeault:

Technical Advisor for Eastern Quebec and the maritimes
Tél.: 418-847-8311


Groupe PolyAlto | Bassin industriel | Soudure plastique | Fabrication sur mesure | Institut Maurice Lamontagne

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