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Polycarbonate (PC)

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Polycarbonate (PC) is an amorphous engineer polymer that has excellent mechanical, optical, and thermal properties. Key characteristics of PC include high impact strength, very high clarity, high heat resistance, and excellent dimensional stability, PC is also easily modified to improve is flammability resistance and UV resistance. In addition, many grades of PC have FDA food contact approval. PC is process by most standard methods including injection molding, blow molding, sheet and profile extrusion and foaming.

Typical applications for PC include optical lenses, eye ware, CD and DVDs, health care components, large water bottles, electronic equipment housings, cell phone housings, kitchen and tableware, lighting and automotive components.

Polymers PC


Polymer Characteristics

  • Very high impact / toughness
  • Transparency / clarity
  • Good temperature resistance
  • Dimensional stability / low warpage
  • Good mechanical properties
  • Good creep resistance
  • Good electrical properties
  • Can be made flame retardant, UV resistant


  • Carbon fiber
  • Glass fiber
  • Glass fiber/milled
  • Stainless steel fiber
  • Flame retardant
  • UV stabilized
  • Lubricated
  • Medical
  • Lighting/Diffusion
  • Branched

Processing Methods

  • Injection molding
  • Extrusion
  • Blow molding

Typical Applications

  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Lenses, eyewear
  • Safety helmets
  • Computer, phone housings
  • Electrical appliances
  • Automotive headlamps
  • Sporting goods
  • CD /DVD
  • Sheet
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