Description & Properties of POLYCARBONATE
Polycarbonate is a very durable, high performance plastic material. Polycarbonate can easily be machined, material with high heat resistance, and is typically a great material for optics due to its capability of emitting light. Polycarbonate is a heavy duty clear material with over 25 times more impact strength than Acrylic.
Glass fibers may be added in various amounts (10%, 20%, 30% and 40%) to increase tensile strength, stiffness, compressive strength, and lower the thermal expansion coefficient. Glass-filled polycarbonate is typically a natural (greenish white) in color, and is sometimes also available in a black color.
- High impact strength
- High tensile, shear and flextural strength
- High modulus of elasticity
- Good electrical properties
- Excellent creep and low resistance
- Low coefficient of thermal expansion