Bayer Makrolon Polycarbonate Flat Sheet offering light weight and break resistance

Bayer Makrolon Polycarbonate products have a balance of useful features including high temperature resistance, impact resistance and optical properties position polycarbonates in between commodity plastic materials and engineering materials.
Polycarbonate is definitely a rugged material. Whilst it has outstanding impact-resistance, it possesses lower scratch-resistance and thus a hard coating is applied to polycarbonate eye wear and polycarbonate exterior auto components. The properties relating to polycarbonate are along the lines of those of Acrylic PMMA materials, except polycarbonate is actually stronger, it is usable in a wider temperature range and is a bit more expensive. This plastic polymer is highly transparent to visible light and it has better light transmission characteristics than several types of glass.
Polycarbonate has a glass transition temperature of around 150 °C (302 °F), therefore it softens gradually above this point and flows above about 300°C (572 °F). Tools ought to be held at warm to high temperatures, generally above 80 °C (176 °F) in order to make strain- and stress-free products.
Unlike many thermoplastics, polycarbonate can undergo massive deformations without cracking. Because of this, it may be processed and formed   cold using standard sheet metal techniques, which include forming bends with a brake. Even for sharp angle bends with a tight radius, no heating is usually necessary. This makes it attractive prototyping applications where transparent or electrically non-conductive parts are important, which may not be produced from sheet metal. Remember that PMMA/Plexiglas, which is similar in looks to polycarbonate, but it’s brittle and can’t be bent without heating.
Polycarbonate is frequently utilized in eye protection, in addition to other projectile-resistant see through applications that would normally indicate the use of glass, but require much greater impact-resistance. Many different types of lenses are created from polycarbonate, including automotive headlamp lenses, lighting lenses, sunglass/eyeglass lenses, swimming and SCUBA goggles, and safety goggles for use in sporting helmets/masks and police riot gear. Windscreens in small motorized vehicles are typically made up of polycarbonate, such as for motorcycles, ATVs, golf carts, and small planes and helicopters.

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