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

Polycarbonate provided by Interstate Plastics is a lightweight, virtually unbreakable plastic with extreme impact resistance.

Polycarbonate is also known by brand names including PolyGal®, and Makrolon®.


Polycarbonate Plastic Overview

Plolycarbonate plastic is a thermoforming finished plasticeasily 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 product 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 much lighter than 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.

[Polycarbonate Spec Sheet PDF]

[Polycarbonate Machine Grade Spec Sheet PDF]


  • 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.
Polycarbonate 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.

Prop 65 WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A, CAS 80-05-7, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Product Title
Product Description
Polycarbonate is a versatile, tough, durable plastic used for a variety of applications.
Polycarbonate Sheet - Clear
High impact strength, dimensional stability, and the lowest internal stress and inclusion levels.
Polycarbonate Rod - Natural Machine Grade
Polycarbonate is a versatile, tough, durable plastic used for a variety of applications.
Polycarbontate Tube - Clear
Polycarbonate AR is an abrasion and enhanced UV-resistant sheet.
Polycarbonate Sheet - Clear AR2
High impact strength, dimensional stability, and the lowest internal stress and inclusion levels.
Polycarbonate Sheet - Natural Machine Grade
Polycarbonate is a versatile, tough, durable plastic used for a variety of applications.
Polycarbonate Sheet - Gray #7130
Pebble textured polycarbonate lets light in while obstructing the view of objects behind it
Polycarbonate Sheet - Clear #80 Pebble
Plaskolite Hygard BR withstands extreme threats with no compromises to performance.
Hygard BR Polycarbonate
Plaskolite Hygard CG withstands extreme threats with no compromises to performance.
Hygard CG Polycarbonate
Corrugated polycarbonate with the highest Daily Light Integral and guaranteed condensate control.
Dynaglas SolarSoft Max

 


 

Endless applications for architectural design, roofing, glazing, windows and installations.
Polycarbonate Twinwall - Clear
Endless applications for architectural design, roofing, glazing, windows and installations.
Polycarbonate Twinwall - Ice (Opal)
Endless applications for architectural design, roofing, glazing, windows and installations.
Polycarbonate Twinwall - Bronze
16mm RDC Storm Panels for commercial businesses and homes protect windows from strong winds and flying debris during hurricane season.
16mm Polycarbonate Hurricane and Storm Pane
Allows light in while protecting your windows and doors from hurricane force winds, flying debris, and severe weather.
Polycarbonate Hurricane Storm Panel Kits
Aluminum vent tape for polycarbonate multi-wall applications
Aluminum Vent Tape
SunSky corrugated polycarbonate rooflite and sidelite panels turn night into brilliant daylight.
SUNSKY 9 CLEAR CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE SHEET
SunSky corrugated polycarbonate rooflite and sidelite panels turn night into brilliant daylight.
SUNSKY 12 CLEAR CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE SHEET
SunSky corrugated polycarbonate rooflite and sidelite panels turn night into brilliant daylight.
SUNSKY 9 SOFT WHITE CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE SHEET
SunSky corrugated polycarbonate rooflite and sidelite panels turn night into brilliant daylight.
SUNSKY 12 SOFT WHITE CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE SHEET
SunSky corrugated polycarbonate rooflite and sidelite panels turn night into brilliant daylight.
SUNSKY 9 WHITE OPAL CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE SHEET
SunSky corrugated polycarbonate rooflite and sidelite panels turn night into brilliant daylight.
SUNSKY 12 WHITE OPAL CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE SHEET
Ridge cap profiles for SunSky 9 and Sunsky 12 in clear, soft white, and white opal.
SUNSKY POLYCARBONATE RIDGE CAP

 


 

High performance glazing panels for punishing exterior applications.
SUNTUF CLEAR CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE
High performance glazing panels for punishing exterior applications.
SUNTUF SOLAR CONTROL SILVER CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE
High performance glazing panels for punishing exterior applications.
SUNTUF SOLAR GRAY CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE
High performance glazing panels for punishing exterior applications.
SUNTUF WHITE OPAL CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE
High performance glazing panels for punishing exterior applications.
SUNTUF SMOOTH CREAM CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE
High performance glazing panels for punishing exterior applications.
SUNTUF MISTY GREEN CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE
High performance glazing panels for punishing exterior applications.
SUNTUF HUNTER GREEN CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE
High performance glazing panels for punishing exterior applications.
SUNTUF RED BRICK CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE
Ridge cap profiles for SunTuf polycarbonate.
SUNTUF POLYCARBONATE RIDGE CAP
Side ridge profiles for SunTuf polycarbonate.
SUNTUF POLYCARBONATE SIDE RIDGE
Wall connector profiles for SunTuf polycarbonate.
SUNTUF POLYCARBONATE WALL CONNECTOR
Pack of six SunTuf horizontal 2ft plastic closure strips for SunTuf corrugated panels.
SUNTUF HORIZONTAL 2FT PLASTIC CLOSURE STRIPS
Pack of six SunTuf horizontal 2ft wooden closure strips for SunTuf corrugated panels.
SUNTUF HORIZONTAL 2FT WOODEN CLOSURE STRIPS
Pack of five universal 2ft plastic closure strips for SunTuf and other corrugated panels.
SUNTUF UNIVERSAL VERTICAL 2FT PLASTIC CLOSURE STRIPS
Pack of five universal 2ft wooden closure strips for SunTuf and other corrugated panels.
SUNTUF UNIVERSAL VERTICAL 2FT WOODEN CLOSURE STRIPS
36 inch SunTuf horizontal foam closure strips for SunTuf corrugated panels.
SUNTUF HORIZONTAL 3FT FOAM CLOSURE STRIP

 


 

Complete (base #353, cap #352, cap cover #308, gasket #504)
Mega-Lock Aluminum Glazing System 6-16
For use with .394" (10mm) Polycarbonate Twinwall
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Base/Cap 205/209
For use with .630" (16mm) Polycarbonate Twinwall
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Base/Cap 207/211
For use with .236" (6mm) Polycarbonate Twinwall
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Divide H #201
For use with .315" (8mm) Polycarbonate Twinwall
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Divide H #202
For use with .394" (10mm) Polycarbonate Twinwall
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Divide H #203
For use with .236" (6mm) Polycarbonate Twinwall
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Endcap U #212
For use with .315" (8mm) Polycarbonate Twinwall
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Endcap U #213
For use with .394" (10mm) Polycarbonate Twinwall
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Endcap U #214
For use with .630" (16mm) Polycarbonate Twinwall
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Endcap U #215
For use with .236" (6mm), .315" (8mm), and .394" (10mm) Polycarbonate Twinwall
Polycarbonate Clear Extruded Base/Cap #230/#231
Polycarbonate Ice (Opal) Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Ice (Opal) Extruded-U' Endcap'
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded-Base/Cap
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded Divide H Chan
Polycarbonate Bronze Extruded-U' Endcap'
8 mm. (#311)
Aluminum Clear Anodized Endcap U #311
10 mm. (#312)
Aluminum Clear Anodized Endcap U #312
16 mm. (#313)
Aluminum Clear Anodized Endcap U #313
(Part #400) Point-fastening 2 in. hex screw with bubble washer.
#12 Polygal Self Drilling Hex Screw (100 count)
(Part #422) Point-fastening 6-16 mm. screw with bubble washer.
2 inch #9 Wood Screw (100 Count)
(Part #450) Supports base-to-metal structures.
1 Inch Mega-Lock Screw (100 Count)
(Part #462) 5/8” Length
5/8 Inch Mega-Lock Screw (100 Count)
(Part #421) Supports ECP/HCP/GCP profile with a base-to-wood structure.
1.5 Inch #9 Wood Screw (100 Count)
(Part #412) Supports HCP profile with a base-to-metal structure.
1.5 Inch #12 Self Drilling Hex Screw (100 Count)
(Part #505)
1 Inch Twinwall Foam Spacer
(Part #473)
1 Inch Bubble Washer
(Part #463) 7/8” Length
 
 
(Part #472)
 
Metal screws for attaching corrugated polycarbonate to metal framing.
METALTITE 1 INCH METAL SCREW FASTENERS
Metal screws for attaching corrugated polycarbonate to metal framing.
METALTITE 2 INCH METAL SCREW FASTENERS
Wood screws for attaching corrugated polycarbonate to wood & other wood fastening applications.
WOODTITE 1 INCH WOOD SCREW FASTENERS
Wood screws for attaching corrugated polycarbonate to wood & other wood fastening applications.
WOODTITE 2 INCH WOOD SCREW FASTENERS

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