Material Cost - Benefit

Disclaimer! Scratch Resistance Strength  Break Mode  Penetration  Visibility / Glare Useable Life Cost
These results are from our experiences working with these materials and your individual results may vary. How resistant is it to scratching by someone rubs it with a dirty cloth?  How much energy does it take to break it? How dangerous are the pieces if it gets broken Does it offer protection during an incident? Can I see out if I'm driving towards the sun   
0 ~ 10 0 ~ 10  0 ~ 10 0 ~ 10 0 ~ 10 Years Approximate
Material  Poor ~ Great! Weak ~ Indestructible Lethal (Big) ~ Relatively Safe None ~ Good Very bad ~ Excelent   $/m2
     
Laminated glass              
10 5 8 7 10 30  
             
     
Heated Laminated Glass              
10 5 8 7 10 30  
             
     
Toughened glass              
9 6 9 0 10 50  
             
     
MR10 Polycarbonate              
Flat 5 9 9 9 8 4  
Note it can't be moulded               
     
MR10 Polycarbonate              
Cold formed 5 9 9 9 8 4  
Note it can't be moulded               
     
Polycarbonate              
Flat 3 9 9 9 8 2  
               
     
Polycarbonate              
Moulded 2 4 2 2 0 0  
               
     
Polycarbonate              
Cold Formed 2 4 2 2 0 0  
               
     
Polycarbonate OR MR10              
Weathered or exposed  2 4 2 2 0 0  
to fuel              
     
High Impact Acrylic              
6 8 7 8 8 15  
             
     
High Impact Acrylic              
Moulded 6 8 7 8 8 15  
               
     
Standard Acrylic               
Flat 6 6 2 1 9 15  
               
Standard Acrylic              
Moulded 6 6 2 1 9 15  
               
Standard Acrylic              
Cold Formed 6 6 2 1 9 15  
               
Standard or High Impact Acrylic              
Weathered or exposed  4 4 2 1 0 0  
to fuel