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Alro Plastics Product: Polycarbonate


Size and Availability:

Sheet / Slab stock
- Thickness: 1/8”thk to 1/2”thk standard
- Sheet sizes: 48”x 96”, 60”x 96”, 72”x 96” and 48”x 120”
- Custom sheet sizes available upon request

Rod / Round stock
- Diameters: 1/8”Dia. Up to 4”Dia.
- Rod lengths: 8 ft (smaller Dia.) and 4 ft (larger Dia.)

Tube / Hollow rounds
- Diameters: 1/4”Dia. Up to 5-3/4”Dia. (wall thickness varies)
- Rod lengths: 8 feet standard




 
Polycarbonate is a unique engineering thermoplastic which has an excellent balance of clarity and toughness while displaying a wide range of high-heat deflection temperatures. Toughness is the most outstanding feature of polycarbonate; for applications such as safety shields and sports equipment this durable material is without equal. Other characteristics include excellent electrical properties, dimensional stability and inherent ignition resistant properties.

The close tolerance machinability and transparency of this material make it appropriate for applications which require high performance characteristics. This combination of physical properties make it a useful material for the automotive, industrial/business machine and appliance markets. Polycarbonate is available in both general purpose and FDA grades. General purpose polycarbonate is enhanced by the addition of thermal stabilizers, U.V. stabilizers, mold release agents, glass fibers and ignition resistant additives. Fabrication techniques such as milling, forming or cutting can be performed using standard equipment and tools. Note: See also Tuffak


Features:

  • Exceptional machinability
  • Superior dimensional stability
  • Low water absorption
  • Very good impact resistance – almost unbreakable
  • Good thermal properties
  • Lightweight – half the weight of glass
  • Heat resistant
  • Transparent up to 2"thick in special grades

Applications:

  • Equipment enclosures
  • Greenhouses
  • High voltage switches
  • High temp windows
  • Instrument gage covers
  • Lenses and sight glasses
  • Machine guarding
  • Safety guards and shields
  • Thermal insulation