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Polycarbonate Plastics - Sheets, Rods, Tubes, Profiles and Accessories


Polycarbonate is a lightweight, virtually unbreakable plastic with extreme impact resistance.

Polycarbonate is also known by brand names including Lexan, PolyGal, Makrolon, Makroclear, Tecanat, Plazit PC, and Sustant PC.


Polycarbonate Sheet

Polycarbonate Rod

Polycarbonate Tube

Twinwall


Base & Caps

Machine Grade

Specialty and Niche

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Acrylic Plastics Overview

Plolycarbonate is a thermoforming plastic easily worked, molded, and thermoformed. Because of these properties, polycarbonates find many applications. Thermoforming plastics are plastics used in manufacturing processes where sheets are heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable productt strength, higher than both glass and polystyrene. Polycarbonate can undergo large plastic deformations without cracking or breaking.

Polycarbonate is a durable material. Although it has high impact-resistance, it has low scratch-resistance remedied by abrasion resistant Polycarbonate. The characteristics of polycarbonate are quite similar to acrylic, but polycarbonate is stronger and performs in a wider temperature range.

Polycarbonate is highly visible to light, with better light transmission than many types of glass. Polycarbonate is just one-third the weight of acrylic, or one-sixth as heavy as glass, and is nearly unbreakable. Bullet-resistant variations are available and are used in windows and enclosures usually seen inside banks are often made of polycarbonate.

Polycarbonate is safe and shatterproof, transparent or translucent, durable and lightweight, with numerous optional specifications.


• Virtually unbreakable with extreme impact resistance

• Thermoformable

• Easily machinable

• Lightweight and rigid

• Excellent optical properties

• More impact resistance than glass

• Transparent up to 2" thick

• Wide temperature operating range (-40F to 280F)

• Lightweight

• Easy to glue, hot air weld and machine.



Acrylic Plastics Applications

Common application include:

Construction Materials: Bullet resistant enclosures, modern enclosures, large-scale architectural projects, chemically durable industrial coverings, high-traffic areas or leisure centers, domelights, flat or curved glazing, and sound walls.

Graphics & Display: Screens (from picture frames to screen walls), safety & security glazing, machine operation safety and virtually any case where traditional glass proposes a risk.

Fabrication: Easy to process while maintaining material robustness, formable through machining or conventional tooling. Fabricators are offered with a multitude of possibilities with easily processed materials, supplied in numerous specifications.

Transportation: In the automotive industry, injection-molded polycarbonate can produce very smooth surfaces that make it well-suited for sputter deposition or evaporation deposition of Aluminum without the need for a base-coat. Decorative bezels and optical reflectors are commonly made of polycarbonate. Due to its low weight and high impact resistance, polycarbonate is the dominant material for making automotive headlamp lenses.

Bullet Resistant “Glass"

Lenses

Eyewear

Sheilds

Industrial Equipment

Medical Components

Instument Components

Electrical Insulatiors

Aerospace

Portholes

Automotive Parts

Card Guides

Assembly Lines



What is Twinwall Polycarbonate?

Twinwall or Multi-Wall Polycarbonate provides excellent insulation in a ribbed air-layer configuration. Multi-walled sheets traps air within the sheet, providing outstanding thermal insulation. High impact strength with great insulation and heat retention properties make twinwall an excellent choice for roofing panels, especially among greenhouses where it has been found to be perticularly effective. Other twinwall applications include shower enclosures, partitions, window replacements, patio covers, carports, awnings, wind breaks, light covers & enclosures, and other home improvement projects.



Physical Properties of Polycarbonate Sheet
Specific Gravity 1.2
Tensile Strength 9000-10500 psi
Tensile Modulus 345k psi
Elongation % (Rupture) 100-110%
Flexural Strength (Rupture) 13k-15k psi
Flexural Modulus 345k psi
Shear Modulus 114,000 psi
Izod Impact, Notched 1/8" 12-16 lbs/in
Compressive Strength 11500 psi
Compressive Modulus 300 ksi
Rockwell Hardness 126 (D785)
Deflection Temperature
270-290F
Max Service Temperature 250F

Light Transmission
Clear 1/8":
Gray/Bronze 1/8":
Dark Grey 1/8":


86%
50%
18%
Ignition Temperature 1022F
Water Absorption
(Saturated)
0.15-0.20%
*Values listed are typical and are meant only as a guide to aid in design. Field testing should be performed to find the actual values for your application.


Resistance to Chemicals:
R = Resistant | L = Limited Resistance | N = Non-Resistant
Chemical Resistance
Acetic Acid 10% R
Acetic Acid 25% (Concentrated) N
Acetone N
Acrylonitrile
N
Ajax Detergent R
Allspice
N
Allyl Alcohol
LR
Aluminum Chloride
R
Aluminum Oxalate
R
Aluminum Sulfate R
Ammonia (Gas) N
Ammonia (Aqueous) N
Ammonium Carbonate LR
Ammonium Chloride R
Ammonium Fluoride N
Ammonium Hydroxide N
Ammonium Nitrate R
Ammonium Sulfate R
Ammonium Sulfide N
Amyl Acetate N
Amyl Alcohol LR
Aniline N
Antimony Trichloride R
Arsenic Acid 20% R
Automotive Waxes LR
Baby Lotion R
Bacon Fat R
Barium Chloride R
Battery Acid R
Beer R
Benzaldehyde N
Benzene N
Benzyl Alcohol N
Bleach (Clorox) R
Blood and Blood Plasma R
Borax R
Boric Acid R
Brake Fluid N
Bromine N
Butane R
Butter R
Butyl Acetate N
Butyl Alcohol (Butanol) R
Butylene Glycol R
Calcium Chloride R
Calcium Nitrate R
Carbon Dioxide Gas (Moist) R
Carbon Disulfide N
Carbon Monoxide R
Castor Oil R
Ketchup R
Chloroform N
Soda (Coca Cola) LR
Cocoa LR
Coffee LR
Cooking Oil R
Detergent (most) LR
Diesel Fuel R
Diethyl Ether (Ethyl Ether) N
Dimethyl Formaldehyde (DMF) N
Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) LR
Ethylene Glycol (Antifreeze) LR
Fish and Fish Oils R
Floor Polish R
Freon TF R
Freon (all others) N
Gasoline N
Gear Oil R
Glazers Putty R
Glucose R
Glycerine R
Glycerol
R
Grease, Automotive (Most) R
Hydrochloric Acid 20% R
Hydrocloric Acid Concentrated N
Hydrofluoric Acid 20% R
Hydrogen Peroxide 30% R
Iodine (aqueous solution) 5% R
Iodine N
Isopropyl Alcohol R
Kerosene N
Lacquers and Thinners N
Laundry Detergents (Most) LR
Liquors or Liqueurs R
Machine Oils (Most) R
Magnesium Chloride R
Magnesium Sulfate R
Meat R
Mercury R
Methane R
Methanol LR
Methyl Ethyl Keton (MEK) N
Milk R
Motor Oils (Most) LR
Nitric Acid 20% R
Nitrous Oxide N
Onions R
Oxygen R
Petroleum LR
Petroleum Ether LR
Phosphoric Acid 10% R
Phosphorous Trichloride N
Polyethylene R
Potassium Bromide R
Propyl Alcohol (1-Propanol) R
Salt R
Soap (Ivory) R
Sodium Carbonate R
Sodium Chloride R
Sodium Hydroxide N
Starch R
Sugar R
Sulfuric Acid < 50% R
Sulfuric Acid > 50% LR
Thyme R
Titanium Tetrachloride R
Tobacco R
Toluene N
Transmission Fluid R
Turpentine LR
Vanilla R
Varnish N
Water (Demineralized or Sea) R
Wine and Spirits R
Xylene N
Zinc Chloride R
Zinc Sulfate R

 

 

 

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Polycarbonate Sheet - Clear
Polycarbonate is a versatile, tough, durable plastic used for a variety of applications.
Polycarbonate Rod - Natural Machine Grade
High impact strength, dimensional stability, and the lowest internal stress and inclusion levels.
Polycarbontate Tube - Clear
Polycarbonate is a versatile, tough, durable plastic used for a variety of applications.
Polycarbonate Sheet - Clear AR2
Polycarbonate AR is an abrasion and enhanced UV-resistant sheet.
Polycarbonate Sheet - Natural Machine Grade
High impact strength, dimensional stability, and the lowest internal stress and inclusion levels.
Polycarbonate Sheet - Gray #7130
Polycarbonate is a versatile, tough, durable plastic used for a variety of applications.
Polycarbonate Sheet - Clear #80 Pebble
Pebble textured polycarbonate lets light in while obstructing the view of objects behind it.
Polycarbonate Twinwall - Clear
Endless applications for architectural design, roofing, windows, and installations.
Polycarbonate Twinwall - Ice (Opal)
Endless applications for architectural design, roofing, windows, and installations.
Bronze Polycarbonate Twinwall
Endless applications for architectural design, roofing, windows, and installations.
Impact Strength Material Sample Pack
Includes a 6x6" sample of ABS, Noryl, Polycarbonate, and UHMW.
Thermoforming Material Sample Pack
12x12" Samples of ABS, Styrene, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Kydex, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Expanded
Aluminum Vent Tape
Aluminum vent tape for polycarbonate multi-wall applications.
Plastic Saw Blades
Saw blades that offer premium performance on hard and soft plastics.
Onsrud - Plastic Router Bits
Plastic cutting bits by Onsrud are an industry standard in quality.
Onsrud High Speed Steel Two Flute Fractional Drill Bit
Plastic cutting bits by Onsrud are an industry standard in quality.
SciGrip Weld-On 3 Assembly Adhesive
SciGrip Weld-On 3 is cement formulated to quickly develop high strength bonds to many plastics.
SciGrip Weld-On 4 Assembly Adhesive
Formulated to quickly develop very clear and high strength bonds for many thermoplastic substrates.
SciGrip Weld-On 45 Assembly Adhesive
Sci-Grip Weld-On 45 works well for bonding unprepared and corrosion resistant plastics.
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Base/Cap 205/208
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Base/Cap 205/208
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Base/Cap 207/210
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Base/Cap 205/209
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Base/Cap 205/209
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Base/Cap 205/209
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Base/Cap 207/211
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Base/Cap 207/211
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Divide H #201
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Divide H #201
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Divide H #202
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Divide H #202
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Divide H #203
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Divide H #203
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Divide H #204
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Divide H #204
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Endcap U #212
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Endcap U #213
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Endcap U #214
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Endcap U #215
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Ridge
Polycarbonate Ice (Opal) Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Ice (Opal) Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Ice (Opal) Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Ice (Opal) Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Ice (Opal) Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Ice (Opal) Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Ice (Opal) Extruded-U" Endcap"
Polycarbonate Ice (Opal) Extruded-U" Endcap"
Polycarbonate Ice (Opal) Extruded-U" Endcap"
Polycarbonate Ice (Opal) Extruded-U" Endcap"
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded Divide H Chan
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded-U" Endcap"
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded-U" Endcap"
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded-U" Endcap"
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded-U" Endcap"
Snap & Grow Hobby Greenhouse 6x8 (Silver)
Get growing with the Snap & Grow 6' x 8' Silver Frame Hobby Greenhouse.
Snap & Grow Hobby Greenhouse 6x8 (Green)
Get growing with the Snap & Grow 6' x 8' Green Frame Hobby Greenhouse.
Plant Inn Raised Garden Bed
Complete solution for home vegetable growing.
Grow Deck Raised Garden Bed
Comfortable gardening at an accessible height.
Novus Scratch Removal Starter Kit
2oz bottles of Novus 1, 2, and 3 as well as a microfiber towel and cleaning wipes.
Brillianize Plastic Cleaner
Brillianize is specially formulated to clean, preserve and protect plastic surfaces.
Saber Saw Blades
Designed to cut acrylic, polycarbonate, and styrene so smoothly that edges can be polished.

 

 



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