Polycarbonate

Lexan, Hyzod, Safeguard

Trade names: Lexan, Hyzod, Safeguard

Polycarbonate exhibits excellent impact strength

  • up to 250 times stronger than glass. (30 times more than acrylic)
  • Typical sheet applications include architectural glazing, machine guards, sight glasses.
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TYPICAL PROPERTIES

  • Light transmission of 82% - 86%
  • Excellent inherent impact strength and toughness
  • High (DTUL) unreinforced (135 Deg. Cent.)
  • Maintenance of high rigidity at elevated temperatures
  • Excellent creep resistance even at elevated temperatures
  • Inherently has some flame retardancy
  • Good electrical properties
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Low water absorption
  • Continuous use temp. of 100 to 125 Deg. Cent.
  • Excellent acoustic properties

 

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

  • The main disadvantage of polycarbonate is its poor resistance
  • to some chemicals, particularly alkalis and many organic
  • chemicals which can cause stress cracking.
     

U.V RESISTANCE
Most sheet products of Polycarbonate have a UV coating on
each side of the sheet to protect the Polycarbonate while
exposed to the weather.

IMPACT RESISTANCE
250 times stronger than that of glass.

APPLICATIONS
Safety and Vandal resistance glazing, machine guards,
sight glasses, safety visors, electrical components & barriers.

COLOUR RANGE
Clear, Opal & some grey Tint.

SPECIFIC GRAVITY
1.5

SHEET SIZE
In all thickness the sheet size is 1220 X 2440mm (8 X 4 Ft.)
In most instances there are over size sheets on some of the range.
Ask for further details when enquiring.

CUT TO SIZE

  • We offer a Cut To Size service for all sheet products.
  • We also can radius the corners and also scrape, Diamond polish the edges as well.
     
SHEET THICKNESS & COLOUR AVAILABILITY

Material                                1.0mm         1.5mm          2mm           3mm            4.5mm           6mm           9.5mm               12mm
Clear Polycarbonate          Yes               Yes                Yes              Yes              Yes                 Yes              Yes                     Yes
OPAL Poycarbonate           No                 No                  No                Yes             Yes                  Yes             Yes                     Yes
Light Grey TINT                    No                 No                  No                Yes             Yes                 Yes              Yes                     Yes
Polycarbonate