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Polycarbonate ( PC )

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Film Granule Metallized Film Rod Sheet Tube
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Common Brand Names:
Lexan, Makrofol, Makrolon
 
General Description:  

General Description : A crystal clear and colorless, amorphous engineering thermoplastic notable for its high impact resistance (which remains high down to -40C). It has reasonably good temperature resistance, good dimensional stability and low creep but somewhat limited chemical resistance and is prone to environmental stress cracking. It also has poor fatigue and wear properties.

Applications include glazing, safety shields, lenses, casings and housings, light fittings, kitchenware (microwaveable), medical apparatus (sterilisable) and CD's (the discs).

   

Chemical Resistance

Acids - concentrated Good
Acids - dilute Good
Alcohols Good
Alkalis Good-Poor
Aromatic hydrocarbons Poor
Greases and Oils Good-Fair
Halogenated Hydrocarbons Good-Poor
Halogens Poor
Ketones Poor

Electrical Properties

Dielectric constant @1MHz 2.9
Dielectric strength ( kV mm-1 ) 15-67
Dissipation factor @ 1MHz 0.01
Surface resistivity ( Ohm/sq ) 1015
Volume resistivity ( Ohmcm ) 1014-1016

Mechanical Properties

Abrasive resistance - ASTM D1044 ( mg/1000 cycles ) 10-15
Coefficient of friction 0.31
Compressive strength ( MPa ) >80
Elongation at break ( % ) 100-150
Hardness - Rockwell M70
Izod impact strength ( J m-1 ) 600-850
Poisson's ratio 0.37
Tensile modulus ( GPa ) 2.3-2.4
Tensile strength ( MPa ) 55-75

Physical Properties

Abbe number 34.0
Density ( g cm-3 ) 1.2
Flammability V0-V2
Limiting oxygen index ( % ) 25-27
Radiation resistance Fair
Refractive index 1.584-6
Resistance to Ultra-violet Fair
Water absorption - equilibrium ( % ) 0.35
Water absorption - over 24 hours ( % ) 0.1

Thermal Properties

Coefficient of thermal expansion ( x10-6 K-1 ) 66-70
Heat-deflection temperature - 0.45MPa ( C ) 140
Heat-deflection temperature - 1.8MPa ( C ) 128-138
Lower working temperature ( C ) -135
Specific heat ( J K-1 kg-1 ) ~1200
Thermal conductivity @23C ( W m-1 K-1 ) 0.19-0.22
Upper working temperature ( C ) 115-130

Properties for Polycarbonate Film

Property Value
Dielectric Strength @25µm thick kV mm-1 350 @ 40µm
Dissipation Factor @1MHz 0.010
Extension to break - Longitudinal % ~100 - grade N,DE1, ~40 - grade KG
Extension to break - Transverse % ~100 - grade N,DE1, >100 - grade KG
Heat-sealing Temperature C 204-221
Initial Tear Strength g µm-1 12-29
Permeability to Carbon Dioxide @25C x10-13 cm3. cm cm-2 s-1 Pa-1 6
Permeability to Hydrogen @25C x10-13 cm3. cm cm-2 s-1 Pa-1 9
Permeability to Nitrogen @25C x10-13 cm3. cm cm-2 s-1 Pa-1 0.2
Permeability to Oxygen @25C x10-13 cm3. cm cm-2 s-1 Pa-1 1
Permeability to Water @25C x10-13 cm3. cm cm-2 s-1 Pa-1 1000
Permeability to Water @38C x10-13 cm3. cm cm-2 s-1 Pa-1 700
Tensile strength - Longitudinal MPa >80 - grade N,DE1, >220 - grade KG
Tensile strength - Transverse MPa >80
All information and technical data are given as a guide only. Although every effort has been made to ensure that the information is correct, no warranty is given as to its completeness or accuracy.

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We stock and supply the following standard forms:
Film Granule Metallized Film Rod Sheet Tube
Film Granule Metallized Film Rod Sheet Tube

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