PC (technical quality) – Polycarbonate (technical grade)


Polycarbonate (PC) is a transparent and clear amorphous polymer. It is a rigid material with great mechanical and impact strength. The material is also UV‑ and weather‑resistant. We deliver PC as plastic sheets and rods.

Physical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Specific gravity 1.19 g/cm3 DIN EN ISO 1183
Average molecular mass N/A
Water absorption, 24/96 h (23 °C) 0.03/0.06 % DIN EN ISO 62
Weather-resistance poor
Combustibility HB UL 94 DIN EN ISO 527-2
Food safety yes
Mechanical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Modulus of elasticity 2200 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength 69 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Elongation at break 6 % DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength at break 90 % DIN EN ISO 527-2
Flexural modulus 2300 MPa DIN EN ISO 178
Flexural strength 97 MPa DIN EN ISO 178
Compressive modulus 2000 MPa EN ISO 604
Compressive strength, 1%/2% 16/29 MPa EN ISO 604
Impact strength (Charpy) does not break kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 179-1eU
Notch impact strength (Charpy) 14 kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
Notch impact strength (Izod) kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 180/2A
Toughness (ball pressure) 128 MPa ISO 2039-1
Toughness (Shore D) N/A
Wear-resistance N/A
Coefficient of friction (against steel) N/A
Thermal properties
  Value Unit Test method
Glass-transition temperature 149 °C DIN 53765
Melting point N/A
Operating temperature (instantaneous) +140 °C
Operating temperature (continuous) 120 °C
Operating temperature (minimum) N/A
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–60 °C 8 10-5 K-1 DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–100 °C 8 10-5 K-1 DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
Specific heat capacity 1.3 J/(g×K) ISO 22007-4:2008
Thermal conductivity 0.25 W/(m×K) ISO 22007-4:2008
Electrical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Surface resistivity 1014 DIN IEC 60093
Resistivity 1014 Ω×cm DIN IEC 60093
Dielectric strength N/A
CTI value N/A
Optical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Light transmittance N/A
Refractive index N/A
Optical errors N/A
Abrasion-resistance, 100 rotations with 500 g N/A

Additional downloads

Delivery selection plastic sheets, plastic rods
Specific gravity 1.19 g/cm3
Service temperature N/A … 120 °C
Price category €€ (€8–25/kg)

Special properties

  • mechanical strength
  • resistance to weather (UV radiation and sub-zero temperatures)
  • suitability for high service temperatures
  • transparency (not optical)
  • good electrical insulation properties


insulation components, precision objects

Standard colours


Premade pieces


Commonly known brands

GEHR PC®, Quadrant® PC 1000, SUSTANAT®, TECANAT®