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Alro Plastics Product: TUFFAK® R (Recycled Polycarbonate Sheet)

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Size and Availability:

Sheet / Plate:
- Thickness: 1/8 (.118") and 1/4 (.220") Thick
- Sheet sizes: 48" x 96" standard
- Color: Clear (very slight tint)

As of 5/1/12, Bayer Material Science purchased Arkema’s Tuffak® polycarbonate sheet business. There is no substitute for Tuffak® R.

Bayer MaterialScience's Letter to customers

Bayer is discontinuing this product with no plans for producing a substitute for recycled Polycarbonate Sheet.

Tuffak® R polycarbonate sheet is a new grade of a high-impact polycarbonate plastic sheet produced by Altuglas International. Tuffak R is made from recycled polycarbonate sheet and is significantly less expensive than standard Tuffak sheets. Tuffak R does contain tiny black specs throughout the material, due to it being recycled, but still makes for an ideal material in machine guarding and factory windows.

Virtually unbreakable,Tuffak R sheet is up to 300-times stronger than single-strength glass, and significantly tougher than other transparent sheet materials of equal thickness. It’s unlikely that Tuffak R sheet will break, shatter or chip when bombarded with thrown missiles such as rocks, bricks or bottles. Nor is it likely that this material will break when hammered, twisted or bent.


  • Great impact resistance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Easy to machine
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Less expensive
  • Eco friendly, "Green" product


  • Machine guarding
  • Factory windows
  • Housing and covers
  • Transportation - Rail