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Properties of Polycarbonates/Danpalon

  • High Durability:Polycarbonate plastic is an extremely durable material. This makes it the material of choice where long product life and reliable performance are critical.
  • Shatter Resistance:Polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable. Through its high impact resistance, it provides greater safety and comfort for applications where reliability and high performance are essential.
  • Transparency:Polycarbonate is an extremely clear plastic that offers excellent visibility and transmits light better than alternative materials.
  • Lightweight:Polycarbonate’s light weight allows for architectural and design creativity. This leads to increased resource efficiency and reduced financial and environmental costs for transportation.
  • Thermo-stability:Polycarbonate plastic provides excellent heat resistance, which facilitates good hygiene conditions when cleaning at higher temperatures.
  • Toughness:Polycarbonate’s toughness make it ideal for a wide variety of applications including machine guards, indoor and outdoor signs, architectural glazing, face shields, skylights, and point-of-purchase displays.
  • Weight:The weight of polycarbonate is one tenth of that of glass.
  • Machinability:Polycarbonate rod and plate are easy to machine and have excellent dimensional stability. Polycarbonate machining stock is used for numerous applications including electrical components, manifolds, sight glasses, and semiconductor machinery parts.
  • Impact Resistance:It has high impact-resistance but it has low scratch-resistance and so a hard coating is applied to polycarbonate eyewear lenses and polycarbonate exterior automotive components.
  • Strength:Polycarbonate is stronger and usable in a wider temperature range.

Physical Properties

Density 1.20 – 1.22 g/cm3
Tensile Strength 55 – 75 MPa
Young’s Modulus 2.0 – 2.4 GPa
Compressive Strength >80 MPa
Melting Temperature 267 oC
Glass Transition Temperature 150 oC


Chemical Properties

Concentrated Acids Poor
Dilute Acids Good
Alcohols Good
Alkalis Good – Poor
Greases & Oils Good – Fair
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons Good
Aromatic Hydrocarbons Poor

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Properties of Polycarbonates/Danpalon

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