PC

PC – Polycarbonate (optical grade)

PC

Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic with excellent impact strength, good heat resistance, and excellent mechanical strength within the temperature range of -50 to 120 °C. Products made from polycarbonate include safety goggles and glazing for forestry machines, excavators, and tractors. It is also an excellent glazing material for private and public premises at risk of vandalism. Its weak point is its low resistance to solvents (with the exception of coated polycarbonate). We offer PC as plastic sheets.

Physical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Specific gravity 1.2 g/cm3 DIN EN ISO 1183
Average molecular mass N/A
Water absorption, 24/96 h (23 °C) 0.3 % DIN EN ISO 62
Weather-resistance good
Combustibility HB UL 94 DIN EN ISO 527-2
Food safety no
Mechanical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Modulus of elasticity 2350 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength >60 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Elongation at break 6 % DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength at break >50 % DIN EN ISO 527-2
Flexural modulus 2350 MPa DIN EN ISO 178
Flexural strength 90 MPa DIN EN ISO 178
Compressive modulus N/A
Compressive strength, 1%/2% N/A
Impact strength (Charpy) does not break kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 179-1eU
Notch impact strength (Charpy) 80p kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
Notch impact strength (Izod) kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 180/2A
Toughness (ball pressure) N/A
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 N/A
Melting point N/A
Operating temperature (instantaneous) N/A
Operating temperature (continuous) 120 °C
Operating temperature (minimum) -50 °C
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–60 °C 6.5 10-5 K-1 DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–100 °C N/A
Specific heat capacity N/A
Thermal conductivity 0.2 W/(m×K) ISO 22007-4:2008
Electrical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Surface resistivity 1016 DIN IEC 60093
Resistivity 1014 Ω×cm DIN IEC 60093
Dielectric strength 34 kV/mm DIN EN 60243-1
CTI value N/A
Optical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Light transmittance 85
Refractive index 1.587
Optical errors N/A
Abrasion-resistance, 100 rotations with 500 g N/A

Additional downloads

Delivery selection sheets, membranes
Specific gravity 1.2 g/cm3
Service temperature -50 … 120 °C
Price category €€ (€8–25/kg)

Special properties

  • extremely good impact-resistance
  • excellent mechanical strength
  • good light transmittance (90 %)
  • good weather-resistance properties (UV-resistant quality)
  • good dimensional accuracy
  • good electrical insulation properties
  • low creep
  • low water absorption
  • good resistance to radiation
  • easy machining
  • suitability for thermoforming
  • suitability for gluing

Applications

vehicle-manufacturing industry, construction industry, glazing, terraces, boat-building industry, electronics, noise walls

Standard colours

clear, opal, bronze, smoke grey

Special colours

RAL K7 (minimum order quantities)

Premade pieces

enquire

Further information

Note: LED-compatible, anti-static and fire-rated grades and materials with a surface pattern and/or in special colours are available as standard deliveries.