Plastim Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate

Overview

Polycarbonate material is formed by a condensation polymerization resulting in a carbon that is bonded to three oxygen atoms. It's a transparent, strong and stiff thermoplastic material with outstanding impact resistance.

Benefits:

High impact strength.
Low deformation under load.
Good machining qualities.
Low CTE.
Good electrical properties.
High modulus of elasticity.
Transparent.

Weaknesses:

Easily scratched.
High processing temperatures are required.
Degrades upon extended residence time in processing equipment.
Subject to stress cracking.
Aromatic sensitivity.
Resistance to chemicals is only fair.

Applications:

Applications of polycarbonate are almost always those which take advantage of its uniquely high impact strength and its exceptional clarity.
Bulletproof windows.
Break resistance lenses.
Insulators.
Guards.
Covers, handles and rollers.
Fittings.
Relay components.