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Polycarbonate, PC

Polycarbonate is an amorphous material with excellent Impact Strength, clarity, and optical properties. It is very widely used and a wide variety of compounds are available. Polycarbonate is a victim of its own success as worldwide production is at capacity, and there are currently long lead times for this material.

Polycarbonate has excellent mechanical properties, and can be molded to tight tolerances. It is attacked by solvents and petrochemicals, and its weatherability is only adequate.

Polycarbonate, PC
Tensile Strength: 9,000-23,000 psi
Flexural Modulus: 340,000-1,400,000 psi
Impact Strength: 2- 18 ft-lb/in notched izod Bulletproof un-notched
Maximum Temp.: 300 F short duration 150 F long term
Chemical Resistance: Poor to Fair
Cost: $$$$