PC Hard

Hard-coated polycarbonate –

PC Hard

PC Hard is a coated polycarbonate sheet. The coating considerably improves the PC sheet's abrasion resistance without affecting its excellent optical properties. The coating is necessary in applications subject to abrasion (such as windscreen wipers) and scratching. Because of the polycarbonate sheet's impact strength and lightness, PC Hard sheets are widely used for safety glazing in work machines. The material is also weather‑resistant, with excellent resistance to low temperatures and UV radiation. We deliver PC Hard 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) +140 °C
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 N/A
Resistivity N/A
Dielectric strength N/A
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 1–4 % haze ANSI Z26.1

Additional downloads

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

Special properties

  • excellent impact strength
  • good abrasion-resistance
  • dimensional accuracy
  • UV-resistance
  • broad service temperature range
  • low weight in comparison with glass


safety glazing for work machines, forestry machines, forklifts, safety glazing for work machines

Standard colours

clear, bronze, green

Special colours

upon special request

Premade pieces


Commonly known brands

Arla Saphir®, Exolon® AR, Sabic Margard® MR5E

Further information

Note: PC Hard is available with various coating options, including one-sided, anti-fog, anti-graffiti, anti-static and non-reflective. Further information on request.